Building America Case Study: Rehabilitations of USDA Multifamily Homes

Southface was recently highlighted in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Update as a “Residential Success” for our rehabilitations of U.S. Department of Agriculture multifamily homes and our efforts to create better buildings for all.

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By Sydney Roberts | April 22, 2016

Hope and Will’s Room Promotes Health and Wellbeing at Southeastern Designer Showhouse

“Hope and Will’s Room,” located on the terrace level, is the result of thoughtful collaboration between Rabaut Design Associates and Southface. The room increases public awareness of the impact our buildings have on our wellbeing by implementing evidence-based design standards such as biophilic design for improved health, and by specifying no- to low-VOC and Red List Free items to minimize exposure to harsh chemicals.

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By Staff | April 20, 2016

The Impact of Green Affordable Housing

Southface’s Alex Trachtenberg and Sarah Hill, along with the Virginia Center for Housing and Research at Virginia Tech, are aiming to upend the notion that green building can’t also be affordable, especially for those who need it most.

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By Alex Trachtenberg | March 24, 2016

Inaugural Fulcrum Award Winners Announced

Imagine a simple awards program that could transform the market and shape the conversation. Southface, through creative thinking and provocative collaboration, created such a program with the inaugural Fulcrum Awards.

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By Marci Reed | March 17, 2016

Meet a Southfacer: Laura Capps

Meet Laura Capps, the program manager for Southface’s work on the Advanced Commercial Buildings Initiative.

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By Staff Writer | March 10, 2016

Southface Volunteers at MLK Day Service Project

The Southface team volunteered their time and expertise at the MLK Day Service Project in Decatur, helping to weatherize a home.

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By Staff Writer | January 21, 2016

Southface Staff Develop Crucial New Data and Analysis Tool

With funding from the EPA, Southface staff have developed a crucial new data reporting tool to track energy and water use across building certification programs and housing sectors in the Southeast. Data reporting and analysis is up and running for the Home Energy Rating System and EarthCraft programs already!

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By Joey Shea | January 6, 2016

Energy Efficiency For All

Energy Efficiency for All (EFFA) is a national program working in a dozen states, dedicated to linking the energy and housing sectors together in order to tap the benefits of energy efficiency for millions of low-income families.

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By Alex Trachtenberg | November 19, 2015

Georgia Cities Foundation Creates Rebate Fund for Downtown Area Energy Efficiency Projects

The Georgia Cities Foundation’s (GCF) new Green Communities Fund is a perfect example of collaboration between government, philanthropic institutions and corporate entities.

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By Joey Shea | November 18, 2015

Southface Refresh: Spotlight on Bosch Appliances

Appliances consume an extraordinary amount of energy. As a demonstration facility, Southface wanted the campus to showcase best-in-class, high efficiency products and our relationship with Bosch allowed us to do just that when we were ready for the campus refresh.

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By Amber McFarland | September 30, 2015

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