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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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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Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Initial Training
August 1, 2019

Contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, childcare facilities and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must...

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Visionary Dinner
September 19, 2019

For over 20 years, the annual Visionary Dinner has raised awareness and funding for Southface Institute's continued work to build healthy, vibrant communities across Atlanta and the Southeast. This year, we brought together...

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BLOG

Battery Energy Storage Could Help Tip the Scales for Wide-Spread Renewables Adoption

By Southface Staff | July 3, 2019

Is more wide-spread adoption of renewable energy at scale just around the corner? Many people in the industry see it as inevitable, though projected timeframes vary widely. The intermittent nature of wind and solar energy is one often-cited factor constraining wider adoption. Solar and wind provide varied output depending on geography, climate, weather and time…

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Climate Change: A Way Forward

By Southface Staff | June 4, 2019

From the United Nations’ international studies1 and accords2 to strategic planning efforts by the U.S. Department of Defense3, impacts of a rapidly changing global climate are being recognized and addressed around the world. Scientific data shows not only intensifying severe weather events and changing weather patterns but also accelerating atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, dying coral…

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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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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 24
Wed 24

Public Tour

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri 26

July BIT Building Community Call

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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