Southface is at the leading edge of bringing the many environmental, economic and health benefits of green building practices to affordable housing. Green building makes sense for affordable housing because it helps save money for those with the least to spare, and improves indoor air quality for those more at risk for respiratory ailments.
Southface is proud to be the program developer for the Sustainable Cities Institute (SCI), an initiative of The Home Depot Foundation that includes a content-rich website and a program for cities. SCI provides relevant, vetted information for local government officials interested in moving more quickly toward sustainability.
National Green Building Standards (NGBS) certification
Southface is proud to serve as an accredited verifier for the National Green Building Standard, a green building program sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders and certified by Home Innovation Research Labs that incorporates best green practices. As an accredited verifier Southface can help your project achieve NGBS verification.
Southface is one of only 36 national providers of services under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes program — the most widely-recognized national green building certification program. Learn more about LEED for Homes.
Building America, a national research program led by the U.S. Department of Energy, works with industry research teams like Southface to develop and implement cost-effective strategies for energy-efficient residential buildings.