The EarthCraft brand expands to include programs for historic buildings, multi-family homes, commercial buildings, and communities.
PARTNERS IN BUILDING SCIENCE
Southface teams up with the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Program to work at the intersection of building science, manufacturing, and builders.
The EarthCraft Renovation program is created - a complement to the EarthCraft House new construction program.
GREEN BUILDING SERVICES
Southface launches Green Building Services to address commercial buildings.
Southface convenes the transformation of the historic former Atlantic Steel Mill. With expertise in LEED implementation, Southface coordinated the campus effort with many partners. The end result was Atlantic Station, a 138-acre mixed use community.
The EarthCraft Multifamily program is created; the family of programs now addresses the energy and water efficiency needs of the multifamily market.
The EarthCraft Communities program is created, and Serenbe community is the first pilot project.
LEED FOR HOMES
The EarthCraft House program partners with the U.S. Green Building Council to pilot the LEED for Homes program, bringing its expertise in certifying over 2,500 homes in the southeastern U.S.
GRANTS TO GREEN
Grants to Green is launched in coordination with The Kendeda Fund, Southface and The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta. The program provides funding and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations in metro-Atlanta to assist them with energy and water efficiency building improvements.
LIGHT COMMERCIAL CERTIFICATIONS
The EarthCraft Light Commercial program is created to provide a certification for commercial buildings under 50,000 square feet. Over 10 years, certified projects include a work development center, synagogue, children’s academy, and a live-work-play-serve complex.
The Southface Eco Office is commissioned, making it the first LEED Platinum and greenest building in the Southeast.