kWh saved
These metrics were gathered from the past two years.

Southface’s LEED consulting services have improved energy-efficient measures in workplaces across the United States.

Tons of waste diverted
These metrics were gathered from the past two years.

Southface’s services have recycled, reused and composted tons of waste, diverting them from landfills.

Workplaces impacted
These metrics were gathered from the past two years.

From green buildings certifications to affordable energy opportunities and improved maintenance and operations, Southface has impacted hundreds of workplaces.

Southface is at the leading wave of transforming commercial space by encouraging market adoption of high-performance building tactics and operational practices. Via programs such as EarthCraft Light Commercial, BIT Building, GoodUse and with our team of sustainability planners, we are increasing the health and performance of new and existing building inventory in the Southeast and globally.

Case Studies

CompostNow Case Study

CompostNow is a small business based in Atlanta, Georgia, that is making a positive impact on the natural environment through a waste reducing practice that is inherently regenerative: composting.

Shaw Industry Case Study

Manufacturer and seller of carpet, resilient vinyl, hardwood, laminate, tile and stone, synthetic turf and other specialty flooring products to residential and commercial markets worldwide.

First Green Bank Case Study

When Ken LaRoe opened First Green Bank in 2009, right after the 2008 financial crisis, he sought to align the bank’s services and investments with his goals of environmental sustainability.

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design: Built Environment Impacts in the Southeast

The Living Building Challenge (LBC), an initiative of the International Living Future Institute, is a green building certification program that envisions and celebrates the true meaning of regenerative design: design that goes beyond a net-zero impact and positively benefits its environment and community.

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 …

Ballethnic Dance Company

Ballethnic Dance Company Inc., is dedicated to creating a space in classical dance for adults and children who are underrepresented by the community. Their mission is to inform, educate, and entertain their community, using their performances as a way to enact their social change.

Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children

Located in the heart of Atlanta, the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children seeks to ease the burden of homelessness for women and children and to assist in establishing self-sufficiency by providing comprehensive education and supportive services. Through the Shelter’s critical needs program, women and children have access to the following: Clothing closets and …

Bank of America Plaza

The Bank of America Plaza, an Atlanta icon built in 1992, is the tallest commercial building in the Southeast and the eleventh tallest building in the U.S. The 55-story tower totaling over 1.49 million square feet joined the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC) in 2012 following a feasibility study. The decision was made to pursue …

The Fox Theatre Atlanta BBC Assessment Report

For over 80 years, the historic Fox Theatre has remained one of Atlanta’s most famous landmarks. It is one of the city’s premiere venues for live entertainment, hosting a variety of cultural and artistic performances and events every year. The Fox Theatre is located in historic Midtown, on the intersection of Peachtree Street and Ponce …

Program Spotlight

Blue Heron Nature Preserve is a 30-acre green space that has taken part in the BIT Building program.

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Resources

Blog

The Regenerative Economy: Sustaining Society’s Future by Design

The Regenerative Economy: Sustaining Society’s Future by Design Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, the health of Western societies/economies has been measured by their year-over-year growth. Much of that growth has relied on harvesting readily available, cheap materials to …

Case Study

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design: Built Environment Impacts in the Southeast

The Living Building Challenge (LBC), an initiative of the International Living Future Institute, is a green building certification program that envisions and celebrates the true meaning of regenerative design: design that goes beyond a net-zero impact and positively benefits its …

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Guide

GA 2020 Supplements and Amendments

The INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE, 2015 Edition, published by the International Code Council, when used in conjunction with these Georgia State Supplements and Amendments and any other Georgia State Amendments, shall constitute the official Georgia State Minimum Standard Energy Code.

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