Southface offers several trainings and test preparation classes relating to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) program of the U.S. Green Building Council. One of the best recognized national green building programs, LEED addresses sustainable site selection and management, energy and water efficiency, material conservation and indoor environmental quality.
Southface has partnered with the Alabama Department of Economic & Community Affairs (ADECA) to provide a series of residential and commercial energy code workshops in cities across Alabama.
As of January 1, 2013 BPI will accept either ASHRAE 62-89 and the BAS, or ASHRAE 62.2-2010 for accredited contractors and programs to demonstrate compliance with ventilation standards. The ASHRAE 62.2-2010 training prepares participants for BPI’s adoption of AHSRAE 62.2-2013.
Whether you are a seasoned contractor or new to the world of home performance, Southface’s BPI trainings are designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to assess and improve existing homes for health, safety, and energy efficiency!
This course is designed to provide participants with a practical knowledge of basic building science principles. Students are introduced to the "house as a system" model for assessing and improving building performance, as well as the fundamentals of heat, air, and moisture flow as it relates to buildings.