Double Recognition of Southface Institute President Andrea Pinabell for Sustainability Leadership

Georgia Trend and Atlanta Magazine honor the new decade’s top Georgians
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Southface President Andrea Pinabell has been named a 2020 Notable Georgian by <br>Georgia Trend and one of Atlanta Magazine’s Atlanta 500.

Southface President Andrea Pinabell has been named a 2020 Notable Georgian by Georgia Trend and one of Atlanta Magazine’s Atlanta 500.

For Immediate Release

Atlanta, GA — January 3, 2020 — Southface Institute President Andrea Pinabell has been selected as a 2020 Notable Georgian by Georgia Trend magazine and one of the Atlanta 500, Atlanta Magazine’s list of the city’s most powerful leaders, in the “Religion, Nonprofits and Advocacy” category. Since 2017, Pinabell has led Southface in its 40-plus-year effort to promote more sustainable homes, workplaces and communities in Georgia and throughout the Southeast.

Pinabell earned a BS in chemical engineering from Iowa State University and brought Southface over 25 years of wide-ranging sustainable business and operations expertise. Prior to joining Southface, Pinabell served as the Vice President of Sustainability, Global Citizenship, at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Before that she served as the Director of the Sustainable Cities Institute & Program Manager of Sustainable Community Development with The Home Depot Foundation. She serves on the boards of 2030 Districts, Institute for GA Environmental Leadership and Center for Responsible Travel.

As the Southeast’s oldest sustainability nonprofit, Southface has built regional and national programs to move market adoption of energy-efficient and resilient homes, commercial spaces and communities. It has been a champion for polices, research and programs that drive clean energy, regenerative design and high-performance codes, along with inclusive communities and the efficient, sustainable and healthy operations of existing buildings. Pinabell and Southface work so that building professionals, local and state government leaders and community members have the programs, services and educational support they need to grow as sustainability advocates and practitioners. In 2019, Southface received the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership Award.

About Southface Institute
Southface Institute, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is a leader in sustainable advocacy, building, planning and operations across the U.S. With a mission to create a healthy and equitably built environment for all, Southface’s consulting services, workforce development, research and policy practices are supporting better homes, workplaces and communities. Experts in the fields of resource efficiency, building tech and organizational sustainability since 1978, Southface is committed to building a regenerative economy to meet tomorrow’s needs today.

For more information, please contact Emily Proctor, Senior Communications Manager, Southface Institute, at

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