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

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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BPI HEP Energy Auditor (EA) Training
May 20-24, 2019

The BPI Home Energy Professional (HEP) Energy Auditor course is a comprehensive 5-day training which covers many topics including fundamentals of building science, home assessment, energy modeling and work scope development...

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Summer Solstice
June 19, 2019

Kick off the summer season and celebrate your love of sustainability with us! Join us for a gathering of members and supporters who help make Southface great. Enjoy light bites and refreshments in our organic garden (try an edible spoon!) and take a ride in an electric vehicle.

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BLOG

What Does Food Insecurity Look Like in Atlanta?

By Southface Staff | May 16, 2019

For most of us, hunger can be solved by a trip to the kitchen. Mealtimes often revolve around planned ingredients, thoughtfully purchased during weekly grocery runs, or include impromptu restaurant visits. But for many Atlantans, food is an expense that has to take a backseat to more pressing needs. For these individuals and families, there…

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The Opportunity for Green Affordable Housing

By Southface Staff | April 29, 2019

April is National Fair Housing Month, a perfect time to shine light on Atlanta’s affordable housing challenges. Like many cities in a rapidly urbanizing area, Atlanta’s growth and increasing desirability come at the cost of its affordable housing options. As housing prices steadily rise, the options for lower- and middle-income Atlantans become fewer. But there…

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Everyone Has a Role in Community Health

By Southface Staff | April 19, 2019

Community health is about much more than healthcare, said panelists at the April edition of Southface Institute’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable. In fact, it depends on an entire network of factors to support the well-being of its members, with each participant playing a specific role. The April 12 panel focused on “Healthy Homes, Healthy Families,” and…

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This week's #StaffSaturday is Southface's Policy Coordinator, Bailey! Bailey supports Southface in advocacy efforts… https://t.co/naiPjkI1A0
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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 20

BPI HEP Energy Auditor (EA)

May 20 @ 9:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Wed 22

Public Tour

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed 29

Public Tour

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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