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

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
May 01
May 09

EarthCraft House Builder

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
May 11

Fundamentals of Building Science

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
May 15

Combustion Safety

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
May 16

LEED Green Associate Test Prep

May 16 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
May 17

ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3

May 17 @ 9:00 am - May 18 @ 5:00 pm
May 22

BPI HEP Retrofit Installer Technician

May 22 @ 9:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm

THE JOURNAL

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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Andrea Pinabell to Deliver Opening Keynote at Next South Conference

Over the first few months of 2017, Southface’s new President, Andrea Pinabell, has been touring Southface’s sustainability networks to get to know the partners, thought leaders and funders we work with every day to deliver our mission and pursue our vision. For many years, Georgia Conservancy, the 50 year-old conservation nonprofit dedicated to protecting and…

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