Media Inquiries

For more information about Southface or to arrange an interview with our President Andrea Pinabell, members of the media should contact: communications@southface.org

City Council Approves $950,000 Grant to Southface Institute
Plumbing Repair Program Will Continue to Provide Free Repairs to Qualifying Residents

Southface’s CCPRP Care and Conserve Program Coordinator Gwen Smith speaks with Ms. Vennie Davidson about the services available to her.   ATLANTA, GA—October 11, 2019—Southface Institute has received an additional grant from the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management’s Care and Conserve Plumbing and Repair Program (CCPRP), allowing the sustainability nonprofit to continue providing plumbing repairs to low- and moderate-income city residents over the next 18 months. CCPRP helps with residents’ plumbing problems and installs water-efficiency devices to lower …

Plumbing Repair Program Will Continue to Provide Free Repairs to Qualifying Residents

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Southface Purchases Piece of Civic Center Property
Historic step secures home of Southeast’s premiere sustainability nonprofit

ATLANTA, GA – September 20, 2019 – Southface Institute and Atlanta Housing have closed on the first transaction of approximately 0.7 acres, which includes the existing Southface campus, located at 241 Pine Street NE. Southface has been on this site, under a long-term land lease, since 1995 when it moved from Moreland Avenue to construct a demonstration facility that highlights residential sustainability in partnership with the City of Atlanta prior to the 1996 Olympic Games.

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Event to Feature Author Eric Klinenberg Discussing Bestseller Palaces for the People
Fireside Chat with Atlanta Planning Commissioner Tim Keane will explore how social infrastructure can help fight inequality, polarization and the decline of civic life.

Discussion with Atlanta Planning Commissioner Tim Keane and Author Eric Klinenberg about his book Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization and the Decline of Civic Life

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Southface Institute’s Visionary Dinner to Gather Leaders in Sustainability and Present 2019 Argon Award

Southface Institute, the Atlanta-based national leader in sustainable advocacy, building, planning and operations, is hosting its annual Visionary Dinner that convenes forward-thinking innovators who are committed to building an equitable and sustainable future, uniting them for an evening of thought leadership, friendship, exquisite food and fine wine pairings.

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What You’ll Find at Greenbuild 2019

WHAT TO EXPECT — This year at Greenbuild, there’s plenty to see and do. Four days of networking, education and new technology focused on sustainability in the built environment. Participate with Greenbuild and return to the field armed with the education and discoveries that will empower your decisions, influence your actions and inspire your dialogue—prompting you to share sustainability with others.

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Southface Releases Guides to Updated 2020 Energy Code
Best practices from building science experts serve as roadmap to higher building standards

ATLANTA, GA—August 20, 2019—Southface Institute released Georgia 2020 Energy Code Field Guides for both residential and commercial buildings, providing vital guidance for the dramatically updated code. Developed in partnership with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), these resources will be used on jobsites by inspectors and subcontractors to support implementation of Georgia’s 2020 Residential and Commercial Building Energy Codes, which are set to go into effect on January 1, 2020.

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Atlanta’s Iconic Fox Theatre and Southface Institute Team Up to Make the Historic Arts Venue Even More Sustainable
90-year-old building to improve resource performance with Southface’s BIT Building program

ATLANTA, GA – July 25, 2019 – July 1, Southface Institute and Atlanta’s historic Fox Theatre have partnered once again to further strengthen the Atlanta arts venue’s commitment to sustainability, save on its operating costs and make the theater an example of resource-efficiency for older buildings.

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TransFormation Alliance Grants $500,000 to Groups for Soccer Fields, Affordable Housing and Other Projects to Improve Climate, Health and Racial Equality
Transformative investments help guide new infrastructure projects in undervalued neighborhoods

ATLANTA – The TransFormation Alliance, a partnership of more than 30 government agencies, businesses and nonprofits, including the Strong, Prosperous, And Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC), announced today a series of innovative grants to help infrastructure in Atlanta heal where it once divided.

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Southface Assists in First Water Efficiency Standards for U.S. Buildings
Alongside national partners, Southface Institute creates groundbreaking water auditing tool

May 31 saw the release of Water Audit Guidance for Commercial Buildings, a multiyear effort by City Energy Project, headed by the Institute for Market Transformation and the Natural Resources Defense Council, together with Southface Institute, H.W. (Bill) Hoffman & Associates, LLC, the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (and partners) and 20 local governments, to create the first comprehensive guide to propose water efficiency measures for commercial buildings.

Tags: Better Buildings Challenge, Water Conservation