CELEBRATING 40 YEARS

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.

1990

1995- energy code training

ENERGY AUDIT TRAINING

Georgia Power hires Southface to train energy auditors for its first Demand Side Management program.

1991

1990 first solar solstice

A SEASONAL TRADITION

The first “solar-powered” Winter Solstice celebration is held on December 18.

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COTTAGE HOME

Southface launches the Cottage Homes project to develop 400 sq. ft. detached homes for low- and moderate-income families.

1993

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ENERGY CODE

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.

1994

old southface website

GOING ONLINE

Southface launches its website.

1996

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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.

1998

Southface founder, Dennis Creech, introduces speaker Armory Lovins

GREENPRINTS

Southface’s Greenprints conference launches as a regional and national forum for sustainability issues in the built environment.

1998-first sart - first SART

SUSTAINABLE ATLANTA ROUNDTABLE

The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable launches, thanks to a grant from Turner Foundation.

1999

1999- first Earthcraft house-Kingsboro-logo

BUILDING GREEN HOMES

The EarthCraft House green building program is created through a partnership between Southface and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association.

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VISIONARY DINNER

Environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist Paul Hawken provides the keynote address at the Greenprints conference dinner. This event eventually becomes the annual Visionary Dinner.

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