Our Curriculum

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“Southface has been able to give several certifications to setup a successful business and gives a constant means of progression when it comes to building science and energy efficiency.  My business is successful because of Southface.”

- Jack Wynn, Southern Home Energy Solutions

Southface’s suite of certification-based course offerings support the development of a competitive green jobs sector within the U.S. economy. Designed for a range of skill levels, our trainings and conferences meet a variety of marketplace needs, such as:

  • Educating professionals on new principles and techniques that can be applied to their career in the green building sector.
  • Enhancing marketing and business development skills to help professionals achieve success.
  • Providing continuing education opportunities for professional credential maintenance.

Areas of Focus

Course offerings are divided into nine sections: Building Performance Institute; Building Science & Mechanical Systems; Communities & Policy; EarthCraft; Health & Safety; ENERGY STAR; Energy Codes; LEED; and RESNET. Southface is a provider for the credentialing organizations listed in this catalog and conforms to their curriculum requirements and is duly empowered to provide this content and any certifications associated with the course work.

Greenprints Conference

Since 1998, the Greenprints conference has been a highly anticipated gathering for the latest thinking on regional issues surrounding sustainability– both at the policy level and in practice. The conference facilitates conversations between researchers and on-the-ground practitioners that promote sustainable buildings and communities.

Accreditation

iredSouthface's Home Energy Professional training programs were among the first in the nation to be awarded accreditation from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Upon successfully completing these programs, graduates meeting prerequisites are prepared to challenge the nationally recognized Home Energy Professional Certifications based on Standard Workforce Specifications developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Southface is credentialed to provide CEUs from these organizations. The CEUs available are listed with the course description in this catalog. In addition, students can also self report their attendance for other credentialing organizations.

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UPCOMING COURSES

Fri 24

Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting

February 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mar 02

EarthCraft House Builder

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mar 03

Green Building for Affordable Housing Webinar

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 13

Duct & Envelope Tightness Verification

March 13 @ 9:00 am - March 14 @ 5:00 pm
Mar 15

ADECA Energy Code Ventilation Training

March 15 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mar 16

ADECA Energy Code Combustion Training

March 16 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 27

BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector

March 27 @ 9:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm
Apr 04

ASHRAE 62.2 2013

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apr 05

EarthCraft House Builder

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apr 13

Home Performance Assessments and Diagnostic Testing

April 13 @ 9:00 am - April 14 @ 5:00 pm

THE JOURNAL

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Proof is Possible Tour Rolls into Atlanta

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