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 is a performance improvement framework providing step-by-step best practice guidance, resources, advice from industry...

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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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GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCE INSTITUTE

In 2015, Southface developed the Green Infrastructure and Resilience Institute (GIRI) to address stormwater managment and its...

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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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LEAD SAFETY RRP TRAINING
February 12, 2019

The Lead Safety RPP Refresher training course trains renovation, repair, and painting contractors how to work safely in housing with lead-based paint. Attendees will learn how to comply with EPA's Renovation, Repair, and ...

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EARTHCRAFT REALTOR LUNCH & LEARN
March 4, 2019

This Lunch and Learn session provides in-depth instruction for marketing yourself as an EarthCraft Realtor, and covers the basics of building science, the benefits of green builing, and techniques...

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BLOG

Southface’s New Pathway to Sustainable Buildings

By Southface Staff | February 12, 2019

Does a building really have to be built to a premium sustainability standard to use and benefit from performance-boosting strategies? BIT Building, a new program from Southface Institute, has a plan to help everyday buildings of all types and ages, whether commercial buildings, non-profits, schools or religious spaces, dramatically improve their building performance.   The…

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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 | December 10, 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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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 20

Public Tour

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri 22

February BIT Building Community Call

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 27

Public Tour

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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