Building Better Communities for Tomorrow

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

OUR WORK

NEWE INITIATIVE 

Building on its passion for nonprofits, Southface has partnered with organizations like Boys and Girls Club of America and Feed America to develop...

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LEED

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Ledership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System ™...

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ADVANCED COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS INITIATIVE

The Advanced Commercial Buildings Initiative (ACBI) has developed simple, affordable protocols for design, energy assessments...

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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 CELEBRATION

Each year, EarthCraft recognizes projects, as well as builders, developers and project team members who exhibit steadfast commitment to sustainable building practices.

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WINTER SOLSTICE
December 12, 2018

Join us to celebrate the holiday season with Southface members and friends. During the event, we present our annual Partner of the Year awards to honor individuals and organizations who have helped make this year exceptional.

 

JOURNAL

Martin Luther King Service Project 2018

7 Ways to Help Atlanta in 2019

By Southface Staff | January 17, 2019

Here at Southface Institute, we’re committed to building better communities through consulting, workforce development and advocacy for sustainability. But there are so many ways to help the environment, the community and each other. While you’re planning your 2019 approach to be a part of leaving things better than you found them, here is a collection…

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Refreshing CARE: Assessing Indoor Environmental Quality

By Pamela Henman | November 16, 2018

This spring, thanks to a $5 million grant from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, global humanitarian organization CARE launched an interior renovation of its downtown Atlanta office building, which has served as its global headquarters for the last 25 years. Before knocking down walls, applying new layers of paint and replacing old furniture with new,…

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Green Real Estate: Selling a Higher Standard

By Pamela Henman | November 7, 2018

As consumers become increasingly aware of the benefits that green buildings offer, builders and developers are following suit. According to a recent study from the National Association of Home Builders, at least one-third of single and multifamily builders surveyed reported that green buildings make up a “significant portion” of their overall activity, representing more than 60 percent…

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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

Wed 23

Public Tour

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thu 24

EarthCraft House Builder

January 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 25

January BIT Building Community Call

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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