The Link between Health and Built Environments

We’ve learned since grade school that outdoor air pollution has a significant impact on our health, but what about the hidden dangers of poor indoor air quality (IAQ)? While many of us know dust, smoke and pet dander found in homes can cause and trigger respiratory illnesses, it is easy for people to overlook the…

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By Dayna Thompson | October 17, 2017

Southface LMS and Energy Code Hotline

Georgia was selected to participate in a Residential Energy Code Field Study by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This project will determine how to best help homes capture energy savings by increasing energy code compliance through series of statewide education and outreach efforts to the building industry. Our program partners are currently providing free…

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By Dayna Thompson | August 23, 2017

Healthy Home Evaluator Launches: Healthy Homes, Healthy People

In early October, the Building Performance Institute (BPI) announced the nationwide launch of the Healthy Home Evaluator certification program. The Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) is a credentialing program that was developed via a partnership between BPI and the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) with the goal of creating healthier homes and healthier people by…

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By Diondra Powers | October 20, 2016

The Journey from Car Repair Shop to Energy-Efficient Training Facility

In 1947, a brick building at 590 Piedmont Avenue housed a car repair garage. Today, nearly 70 years later, the 4,700-square-foot structure is a shining example of adaptive reuse, earning both EarthCraft Light Commercial and the LEED Commercial Interiors certifications.

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By Staff Writer | February 11, 2016

SWEET Center Celebrates Five Years of Training

This month, SWEET Center celebrates five years of training in building science and vocational certifications.

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By Joey Shea | November 4, 2015

Southface Trainings in the Virgin Islands

Steve Herzlieb traveled to the US Virgin Islands to deliver training on building performance principles. Southface partnered with the Virgin Islands Energy Office and the University of the Virgin islands to provide this opportunity for the students.

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By Joey Shea | September 2, 2015

Meet Jack Wynn: Iraq veteran and energy efficiency entrepreneur

Marine Corps veteran Jack Wynn was inspired to start his own home energy improvement business after dramatically lowering his own utility bills. Southface’s veteran education benefit program is helping him reach that goal.

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By Staff Writer | April 21, 2015

An Energy Efficient Route to Veteran Employment in Georgia

The transition from military service to civilian life is difficult for many, including myself. Identifying transferable skills and competing for jobs in a tough market equates to a challenging road to employment for many veterans. Southface was recently approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs to accept veteran education benefits from students who have served in the military, who are currently on active duty, or are dependents of a disabled or deceased veteran for most Southface courses. With a nationwide reputation for quality and student success, Southface courses open doors for employment in a wide variety of home performance, building, remodeling, home inspection, HVAC and energy-efficiency consulting companies.

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By John Kane | November 5, 2014

Southface’s IREC-accredited trainings and DOE’s Quality Work Plan

In July 2012, Southface became one of the first Weatherization Training Centers (WTC) in the country to earn IREC Accreditation for its Energy Auditor Training Program. In January 2014, Southface earned IREC Accreditation for the remaining three Home Energy Professional Training Programs: Quality Control Inspector, Retrofit Installer Technician and Crew Leader, making Southface one of only seven WTCs in the country to possess IREC Accreditation for all four of the Home Energy Professional designations.

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By Brad Turner | May 1, 2014
ENERGY STAR instruction

RESNET 2014 Conference in Atlanta

The RESNET Building Performance Conference, February 24-26, 2014, offers the home performance industry strategic options to business challenges and provides a venue where you can obtain usable solutions in an evolving industry.

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By Staff Writer | February 7, 2014

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