Take a Tour
The iconic Atlanta campus is the jewel of the organization’s educational mission. The Eco Office alone showcases more than 100 off the shelf technologies and design techniques that make our building one of the most sustainable in the region. Southface offers guided tours to demonstrate the energy and resource efficient possibilities that the market can provide today. Public tours provide an excellent introduction to high performance building, and professional tours offer continuing education units and in-depth looks at building systems and design.
Offered every Wednesday at 10:00am, public tours are led by junior staff and show attendees the features of the Eco Office that allow it to use 50 percent less energy and 80 percent less water than traditional office building of its size. Public tours can accommodate up to 20 people at a time, and they are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free of charge, but participants are encouraged to consider donating $5 to support Southface.
If you would like to take a tour but can't make the regularly scheduled time-slot, you can email email@example.com to arrange a different time during office hours. These tours will cost $5/person. We are not able to provide tours on the weekends at this time.
The Professional Tour
For those who work in the architecture, building design or construction sectors — and for members of the public with an advanced technical interest in green building — Southface offers professional tours of the Eco Office by appointment. Led by a staff member from Southface's Commercial Sustainability Services team, these tours qualify for one AIA/GBCI CEU and allow for an in-depth discussion of the building’s underlying design philosophy, including materials, technologies, building techniques and performance metrics.
General admission for this tour is $15 per attendee, and Southface members, non-profit groups and students are admitted at a discounted rate of $10 per attendee. To schedule a professional tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Professional tours can be scheduled Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.