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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EarthCraft Builder Training
January 29, 2020

Builder trainings provide a comprehensive overview of best practices for sustainable construction and design and explore the ways the EarthCraft program can help you get started in the green building sector.

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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

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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Southface Institute – A Look Back on a Successful 2019

By Southface Board of Directors | December 31, 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, Southface Institute is thankful for the victories that supporters have helped the nonprofit achieve in creating more sustainable homes, workplaces and communities here in Atlanta, in the Southeast and across the country. Here are a few of the standout accomplishments this year.

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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 29

EarthCraft Builder Training

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 29

Public Tour

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Feb 05

Public Tour

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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