Building Better Communities for Tomorrow

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

OUR WORK

BIT BUILDING

BIT Building presents a set of cost effective industry standards that may be implemented in all building types (except single family residential) regardless of current performance.

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GOODUSE

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

Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable
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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Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting Initial Training
February 20, 2020

This one-day class on lead paint safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) is the Initial Renovator Course. The class is taught by Southface Institute, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)- and State of Georgia EPD-accredited RRP training provider.

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Greenprints
March 19 - 20, 2020

Greenprints is the Southeast’s most thought-provoking forum on sustainability. Meet sustainability trendsetters and explore ways you and your organization can benefit from regenerative practices.

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BLOG

Building Science Helping At-Risk Seniors Stay in Their Homes
Southface Institute staffers joined 954 volunteers at the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Project in Decatur, Georgia

By Sarah Mundell | January 29, 2020

Southface Institute is honored to share the hometown of Atlanta with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and every year on the weekend that commemorates his life and work, Southface staff and others participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Project for nearby Decatur, Georgia.

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Is Your Campus Focused on Sustainability?

By Southface Guest | January 24, 2020

Having a hard time finding recycling bins on campus? Looking for a smarter way to get rid of food waste? If you’d like to see your school go green, you can make more of an impact than you might think. From community service opportunities to campus recycling programs, there are plenty of ways your college can promote sustainability on campus.

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What the 2020 Georgia Energy Code Updates Mean for You
Starting January 1 there are new regulations to follow

By Sarah Mundell | December 31, 2019

Attention building professionals: Effective January 1, 2020, all new construction and renovations in Georgia must comply with new State Minimum Standard Energy Code, the first major revision of the energy code in nearly a decade. The new code includes substantial updates that will improve energy efficiency, as well as indoor air quality, moisture control, ventilation and occupant comfort in both residential and commercial buildings.

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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 26

Public Tour

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri 28

February BIT Building Call

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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