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.
Together with the Greater Atlanta HBA, Southface offers the regionally specific EarthCraft green building program to assist builders of homes, renovations, multifamily buildings, communities and light commercial facilities to save energy and water, meet strict indoor environmental quality standards and conserve natural resources.
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.
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.