Southface emerges as a leader in energy audit and energy code trainings. The organization is increasingly sought for expertise, and connects to a broader audience through an annual, national conference and monthly gatherings of sustainable leaders.
ENERGY AUDIT TRAINING
Georgia Power hires Southface to train energy auditors for its first Demand Side Management program.
A SEASONAL TRADITION
The first “solar-powered” Winter Solstice celebration is held on December 18.
Southface launches the Cottage Homes project to develop 400 sq. ft. detached homes for low- and moderate-income families.
Southface conducts energy code training workshops for Tennessee Valley Authority. These workshops are the first of what would amount to hundreds of trainings with other partners across the Southeast over the next 25 years.
Southface launches its website.
A REGIONAL FIRST
The Southface Energy and Environmental Resource Center – the South’s first ENERGY STAR-certified building -- opens in time for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games with funding support from U.S. Department of Energy, James B. Whitehead Foundation, The Home Depot and Oglethorpe Power.
Southface’s Greenprints conference launches as a regional and national forum for sustainability issues in the built environment.
SUSTAINABLE ATLANTA ROUNDTABLE
The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable launches, thanks to a grant from Turner Foundation.
BUILDING GREEN HOMES
The EarthCraft House green building program is created through a partnership between Southface and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association.
Environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist Paul Hawken provides the keynote address at the Greenprints conference dinner. This event eventually becomes the annual Visionary Dinner.