Building Better Communities for Tomorrow

Southface Institute promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities
through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance.

OUR WORK

HEALTHY HOMES, HEALTHY FAMILIES

The EPA estimates that between work, home and school, we spend about 90% of our time indoors.

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GOOD USE

GoodUse saves nonprofits money on operations so they can expand their mission. Using technical expertise and consultative assistance...

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EARTHCRAFT

Established in 1999 by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface, EarthCraft is a green building certification program that ...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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SUSTAINABLE ATLANTA
First Friday of Every Month

The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable is a monthly policy and discussion forum open to the public. It attracts professionals from multiple sectors as well as policymakers, members of the media, and concerned citizens from Atlanta and beyond.

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EarthCraft House Builder
April 22 - 26, 2019

The EarthCraft Builder training provides a comprehensive overview of best practices for sustainable construction and design and explores the ways the EarthCraft program can help you get started in the green building sector.

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Earth Day Tour Special
April 22 - 26, 2019

Celebrate Earth Day with a visit to Southface’s campus from April 22-26! Our offices showcase numerous technologies that make them some of the most sustainable in the region.

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BLOG

The Impact of Green Affordable Housing

By Southface Staff | April 9, 2019

We’ve updated and reposted this 2016 article to further the exchange happening this week for the 100 Great Ideas campaign, in which Atlanta community actors of all kinds are joining together to brainstorm ways to improve the city’s housing equity. Atlanta loses 1,500 affordable homes each year, and housing costs have increased by 48 percent since 2010. Join the conversation and share your ideas on the campaign’s Facebook page from April 8-12.

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7 Spring Resolutions for a More Sustainable Home

By Southface Staff | March 20, 2019

7 Spring Resolutions for a More Sustainable Home As people strive to become more environmentally conscious, the best place they can start is their own front door. According to statistics, we spend more than 90 percent of our time indoors¹ and the largest percentage of that is at home, so taking steps to make your…

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The Powerful Opportunities for Women in Sustainability

By Andrea Pinabell | March 8, 2019

As I walked into my freshman Chemical Engineering 210 class, I was one of a handful of young women; in fact, our numbers were in the single digits in a class of hundreds. But that was to be expected in the early 1990s, where, according to the US Census Bureau in 1990, only 12% of…

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Andrea Pinabell Southface is an amazing organization with a bright future, talented staff, committed board and excellent partners, but it also takes supportive communities to truly make a difference. One of my favorite quotes is from Jane Goodall: “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Making a difference and working towards a more sustainable future is core to who Southface is as an organization. So many of our programs and initiatives impact the lives and support the livelihoods of many around the Southeast and across the U.S. We hope you will continue to support Southface as we work towards a more sustainable future, setting a course to work on resiliency, green infrastructure and water policy in order to provide a healthy built environment for all.

THE CALENDAR

Southface has many ways you can get involved. Education, tours and special events are just a few. To view the full list of upcoming events click below.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mon 22

EarthCraft House Builder

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 22

Earth Day Tour Special

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue 23

Earth Day Tour Special

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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