We are a nonprofit on a mission to promote sustainable homes, workplaces, and communities through education, research, advocacy, and technical assistance.


Southface programs aim to create better built environments and more resilient communities through partnership with nonprofits, government agencies and corporate stakeholders.


The Southface team of engineers, designers, city planners and researchers work to improve the performance of energy, water and health in homes, workplaces, and communities.


We offer building science and workforce development trainings with a focus on building performance, health and safety, energy code, green infrastructure and green building certifications.

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Learn about our history, how we’ve grown and what hopes we have for building a better, healthier future for communities, workplaces and homes.

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Southface Institute Announces Urban Planner, University Director, and Environmental Justice Advocate as Award Winners

Southface has presented the prestigious Argon Award every year of this century to recognize visionaries whose work offers innovative solutions to environmental challenges. In 2022, the organization introduced the Luminary …

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