Building a regenerative economy, responsible resource use & social equity
through a healthy built environment for all.

Southface promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities
through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance.

OUR WORK

NEWE INITIATIVE 

Building on its passion for nonprofits, Southface has partnered with organizations like Boys and Girls Club of America and Feed America to develop...

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LEED

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Ledership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System ™...

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ADVANCED COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS INITIATIVE

The Advanced Commercial Buildings Initiative (ACBI) has developed simple, affordable protocols for design, energy assessments...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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SUSTAINABLE ATLANTA
First Friday of Every Month

The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable is a monthly policy and discussion forum open to the public. It attracts professionals from multiple sectors as well as policymakers, members of the media, and concerned citizens from Atlanta and beyond.

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VISIONARY DINNER
September 12, 2018

The Visionary Dinner raises awareness and funding for Southface’s continued work in high-performance affordable housing, green infrastructure, clean energy, healthy buildings and sustainable communities.

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EARTHCRAFT CELEBRATION

Each year, EarthCraft recognizes projects, as well as builders, developers and project team members who exhibit steadfast commitment to sustainable building practices.

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JOURNAL

EarthCraft Makes History with the Georgia Trust

By Pamela Henman | May 11, 2018

By David Bailey and Pamela Henman A single-family home has never before achieved EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation certification, but thanks to The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and a longtime resident of Atlanta’s Westside community, that might change. In March, The Georgia Trust acquired three single-family properties along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail – two historic…

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Arbor Day Every Day: A Tree-Free Alternative for the Office

By Pamela Henman | April 27, 2018

From memos to contracts, to-do-lists and reports, paper is a part of office life. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 90 percent of all office waste is paper, but this presents a ripe opportunity for us to reduce paper use and take advantage of tree-free alternatives that contribute to a circular economy. Tree Zero is…

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Weaving Sustainability Into What We Wear

By Pamela Henman | April 25, 2018

Textile production is a global, resource-intensive process that takes immense amounts of water, fossil fuels, and chemicals to produce just one piece of clothing. There’s an 85% chance that single item of clothing will end up in a landfill.   On May 4, Southface’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART) explores the environmental and social impact of…

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Join Public Service Commissioner @timechols at the 8th Annual Clean Energy Roadshow in Downtown Atlanta on July 24… https://t.co/Pht5BDfdS1
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A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Andrea Pinabell Southface is an amazing organization with a bright future, talented staff, committed board and excellent partners, but it also takes supportive communities to truly make a difference. One of my favorite quotes is from Jane Goodall: “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Making a difference and working towards a more sustainable future is core to who Southface is as an organization. So many of our programs and initiatives impact the lives and support the livelihoods of many around the Southeast and across the U.S. We hope you will continue to support Southface as we work towards a more sustainable future, setting a course to work on resiliency, green infrastructure and water policy in order to provide a healthy built environment for all.

THE CALENDAR

Southface has many ways you can get involved. Education, tours and special events are just a few. To view the full list of upcoming events click below.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wed 18

Public Tour

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon 23

EarthCraft House Builder

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 25

Public Tour

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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