Our Curriculum

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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 on this website 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.

UPCOMING COURSES

Mon 25

HERS Combustion Safety and Work Scope Module

September 25 @ 8:00 am - September 26 @ 6:00 pm
Thu 28

Alabama Commercial Energy Code Webinar

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oct 09

LEED Green Associate Test Prep

October 9 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Oct 10

Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oct 24

Lead RRP Refresher

October 24 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oct 26

EarthCraft House Builder

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nov 08

Duct & Envelope Tightness Verification

November 8 @ 9:00 am - November 9 @ 5:00 pm
Nov 30

Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting

November 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dec 04

EarthCraft House Builder

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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THE JOURNAL

Southface LMS and Energy Code Hotline

Georgia was selected to participate in a Residential Energy Code Field Study by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This project will determine how to best help homes capture energy savings by increasing energy code compliance through series of statewide education and outreach efforts to the building industry. Our program partners are currently providing free…

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Get to know Amelia Godfrey, Senior Project Manager

How did you first hear about Southface? Through various parts of his career, my dad interacted with Dennis Creech and has been a huge fan of Southface. I grew up in Atlanta, and I attended Southface’s Summer Solstice events as kid when the campus was just the Resource Center. When I was graduating from college,…

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HUD DESIGNATES JUNE AS NATIONAL HEALTHY HOMES MONTH

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) is kicking off the second annual National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM). Throughout the month, the goal is to raise awareness for what makes a home healthy and to strengthen coordination and collaboration between housing and health…

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