In effort to protect the health of our community, Southface is mindful of coronavirus concerns and will be putting our campus tours on hold.
Southface’s LEED Platinum Eco Office is a model of environmentally responsible construction and demonstrates that green buildings create healthy, productive workplaces that are also operationally cost-effective. The Eco Office uses 50 percent less energy and 80 percent less water than traditional office buildings of its size, making it one of the most sustainable buildings in the region.
Southface offers guided tours to give individuals, classes and professional groups a firsthand look at sustainable design, building science and resource efficiency in action.
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 us 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.
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. Professional tours can be scheduled Monday–Friday, 9am-4pm.