Building Assessments

Building audits and assessments—two terms often used interchangeably—are an effective way to evaluate the source or sources of performance problems within a home or building, and the solutions that best address them.

How We Can Help

Southface has conducted thousands of assessments on single-family, multifamily and commercial buildings. In addition to helping you identify the sources of and solutions to building occupants’ complaints, our building science experts can benchmark your building’s current environmental performance against similar buildings, suggest ways to improve your energy and water efficiency, and assist you in qualifying for ENERGY STAR® or other green building program certifications.

A Southface building assessment provides you with:

  • An on-site inspection of your building’s envelope, and its energy and water systems.
  • A detailed analysis of where your energy and water dollars are currently being spent.
  • Recommendations for cost-effective operational and capital improvements, both small and large-scale.
  • An evaluation of potential operational savings that will result from capital improvements and their implementation costs, along with information on potential tax incentives.

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"With the recommendations by Southface, we were able to receive a substantial Grants to Green grant to install skylights along with other energy efficiency measures in our warehouse. Our electric bill was 65 percent less than normal after the installation! Southface continues to be supportive and advises on simple things like setting our thermostats for comfort and efficiency!"

- Patty Russart, Atlanta Community ToolBank


Wed 29

Public Tour

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thu 30

Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting

November 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dec 01

Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

December 1 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am


Results from the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP

The EPA recently announced results from the ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP. The competition “challenged building owners, managers, and occupants to reduce energy and water use, and save money over just 90 days!” Over 800 buildings tracked their performance using ENERGY STAR PORTFOLIO MANAGER in order to increase monthly savings. Two Nonprofit Energy and…

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Georgia Tech’s Living Building Reaches Milestone

The Living Building at Georgia Tech has reached a major milestone, with the approval of the schematic design. Approved by Georgia Tech’s Planning and Design Commission in December, the schematic design essentially provides a working blueprint for what is anticipated to be the most environmentally advanced research and educational building ever constructed in the Southeast.

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Living Building at Georgia Tech

Ideas Competition Reforms Architect Selection Process

It’s not often six architectural firms celebrate a contest most of them lost. On three occasions, the design finalists for the Living Building at Georgia Tech have done just that — together and in public.

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