CELEBRATING 40 YEARS

These years are defined by physical space that is the foundation for   growth - office space, an institute for hands-on learning, and construction for the first passive, solar energy home.

1980

SF office in Little Five

MOVING IN

The Georgia Solar Coalition office relocates to 1103 Euclid Avenue in Atlanta’s Little Five Points.

1982

Southface program brochures

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

The Solar Building Institute launches to provide a hands-on learning experience. This was a precursor to the Southface Home Building School.

1983

158 Moreland Avenue after reovation

GROWING UP

The Georgia Solar Coalition acquires a condemned building at 158 Moreland Avenue and constructs an Urban Demonstration Center, which would be named Southface: Alternative Energy Center.

1987

SF-moreland-house-w-logo

INTRODUCING SOUTHFACE

The Georgia Solar Coalition is renamed Southface Energy Institute.

1988

solarcollector

SOLAR JOURNAL

“Solar Collector” is rebranded as “The Southface Journal of Energy and Building Technology” to acknowledge the breadth of the organization’s work in building science and energy conservation. The publication covers topics ranging from global warming to the need for water-efficient plumbing fixtures.

Jimmy Carter (center) and team in front of first passive solar, energy efficient home.

A SOLAR FIRST

Southface designs, funds and constructs the first passive solar, energy efficient home, built in partnership with Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy Carter Work Project. This marks the beginning of a partnership that will span three decades.

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