Case Studies

Chatsworth Boys and Girls Club

The Chatsworth project supports the Boys and Girls Club commitment to providing vibrant, healthy spaces for children to play and learn in an environmentally responsible building. The Chatsworth project team took an abandoned structure and transformed it into a near net zero certified high performance building that will serve the client’s program needs with low …

1180 Peachtree

1180 Peachtree, designed by Pickard Chillton, is a 41-story, 780,000 square foot, Class A office building with an extraordinary emphasis on energy efficiency. At Hines, sustainability is not a means to an end but an ongoing practice that fosters communities and cities around the world. 1180 is the tallest building constructed in Atlanta in more …

The Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre is Atlanta’s entertainment hub. With over 500,000 visitors a year, it is one of the city’s most beloved landmarks. After receiving a building assessment provided by the Midtown Alliance’s Greenprint Midtown, the Fox decided joining the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge would be the catalyst to incorporate sustainable strategies towards their continuous efforts …

West LaFayette Transformation Plan

The West LaFayette Transformation Plan was created to help the LaFayette community capitalize on investments in housing that are currently being implemented. The Southface team collaborated with local officials and partners to engage the community to develop a shared transformation vision and plan. The current state of West LaFayette and recommendations for change were discussed …

Harmony Greene Apartments

Harmony Greene is a low impact development situated in a sensitive coastal environment, and uses the latest building technology to achieve sustainable outcomes. Through non-traditional storm water management practices, the project significantly exceeds regulatory requirements and is compliant with coastal Green Growth Guidelines and the Coast Stormwater Supplement. The housing is also highly energy efficient, …

Piedmont Newnan Hospital

Piedmont Newnan Hospital is recognized for its high-quality, comprehensive healthcare, receiving the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. Through Southface’s GoodUse (formerly Grants to Green) program, Piedmont Newnan Hospital also gained LEED certification, an internationally recognized program that verifies that a building’s materials and systems are environmentally sustainable. It …

City of Decatur High Performance Building Standard

Making homes and businesses more efficient is a great way to cut energy consumption and reduce our impact on the environment. The city of Decatur is no stranger to these practices and in 2014 crafted a city-wide High Performance Building Standard for all residential and commercial building projects. The standard is part of the unified …

Chattahoochee Hill Country Livable Centers Initiative

Chattahoochee Hill Country is a rural community 30 miles southeast of Atlanta. Seeking to preserve their rural community while still allowing for strategic growth and economic development, Chattahoochee Hill Country Alliance and Fulton County Environment and Community Development sought a Livable Centers Initiative grant. This grant funded a community-focused planning process to provide residents the …

Atlanta International School

Atlanta International School Early Learning Center (AIS-ELC) is a 17,231 square foot, two-story pre-school that was certified in the EarthCraft Light Commercial (ECLC) green building certification program. The school partnered with Southface to analyze building design and performance through the U.S. Department of Energy sponsored Advanced Commercial Buildings Initiative. Actual performance data of AIS – …

Greenstone on Fifth

Greenstone on Fifth Community Building at Blue Ridge Apartments in Charlottesville, Virginia is a 3,531 square foot, two-story commercial building that was certified in the EarthCraft Light Commercial (ECLC) green building program in 2014. Greenstone on Fifth partnered with Southface to analyze building design and performance and identify areas for improvement through the U.S. Department …