Dennis Creech, Executive Director
Southface Energy Institute
Atlanta, GA

Educator, advocate, coalition builder / established pioneer green program
Founded nation’s leading non-profit focused on energy and sustainable housing in 1978, and since then has trained and educated tens of thousands of building professionals. Through his clear vision and leadership and ability to build coalitions, Southface has forged strong and dynamic collaborations between home builders associations, green building organizations, local government, and environmental groups that have furthered the understanding and acceptance of green building principles among buyers and builders in the metro-Atlanta area.

  • Created EarthCraft House program, one of the oldest and most successful residential green building programs in the nation having certified more than 4,000 homes and 1,500 multifamily units along with six Earthcraft Communities in the Atlanta area.
  • Works with Greater Atlanta HBA, Energy Star, and LEED for Homes programs. 
  • Demonstrates sustainable building concepts through Resource Center and “Eco Office.”
  • Publishes Southface Journal.
  • Established Greenprints conference, one of the best regional events focused on sustainable building in the nation.