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

Tue 25

Beyond Residential Testing

July 25 @ 9:00 am - July 27 @ 1:00 pm
Aug 01

BPI Healthy Home Evaluator

August 1 @ 9:00 am - August 3 @ 5:00 pm
Aug 07

BPI HEP Quality Control Inspector

August 7 @ 9:00 am - August 11 @ 5:00 pm
Aug 09

RESNET Practical Simulation Exam Training

August 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:15 pm
Aug 14

EarthCraft House Builder

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Aug 15

Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting

August 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Aug 16

ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 (Rev 08)

August 16 @ 9:00 am - August 17 @ 5:00 pm
Aug 21

Home Energy Rating System (HERS)

August 21 @ 8:00 am - August 26 @ 6:00 pm
Aug 28

BPI Manufactured Housing Professional

August 28 @ 9:00 am - August 30 @ 5:00 pm
Sep 12

EarthCraft House Builder

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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THE JOURNAL

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Greenprints 2017 Keynote Overview: Disrupting Urban Regeneration – Unlocking the Power of Neighborhood

Since 1998, Greenprints has brought together thought leaders in sustainability throughout the Southeast and beyond to discuss building performance, energy policy, community design and more. In that tradition, we were honored to have Rob Bennett as our 2017 keynote. Bennett, a recognized leader in the sustainable cities movement, is CEO of EcoDistricts, and his keynote…

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Deepening The Sustainability Conversation

This article was originally posted in the SaportaReport Thought Leaders section in February, 2017. Southface has made its name as a technical service provider and expert in the high performance built environment. While it’s true that we provide technical services, support and consulting on commercial, residential and community scale projects, Southface has long been engaged…

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