Dennis at summer solstice

Help Us Make History At The 2016 Summer Solstice

Join us at the Summer Solstice to celebrate Dennis and the Southface History Project. Reunite with generations of Southfacers. Together, we can make history.

Read More

By Marci Reed | June 1, 2016

Keeping Track of Your Building’s Energy and Water Consumption Data

Buildings that consistently benchmark save energy. On average, a property benchmarking will see an average reduction in energy use of 2.4 percent per year and a two point increase annually in ENERGY STAR Score.

Read More

By Staff Writer | May 19, 2016

Signaling Continued Improvement

What if a text could alert you to a small water leak in your home? These “small” energy and water leaks can really add up over time, and most building owners or tenants would not realize that they had a problem until the utility bill arrived, often weeks later. WaterSignal is helping to change that.

Read More

By Sydney Roberts | May 11, 2016

Looking Back at SUN Day, May 3, 1978: Southface's Birthday

A small group of volunteers formed Georgia SUN Day in 1978. There was a SUN Day committee in all 50 states. While our name evolved from Georgia SUN Day to Georgia Solar Coalition to Southface, our mission and values have stayed remarkably consistent.

Read More

By Dennis Creech | May 4, 2016

Your Next Prescription: Healthy Homes

Nationally, building scientists and healthcare professionals are learning that both common and more obscure irritants can be addressed in environmental home assessments and interventions, improving both the comfort and health of our indoor environments. Southface is positioning itself at the forefront of this movement.

Read More

By Brad Turner | April 26, 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.

Read More

By Staff | April 20, 2016

Meet a Southfacer: Laura Capps

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

Read More

By Staff Writer | March 10, 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.

Read More

By Staff Writer | February 11, 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.

Read More

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!

Read More

By Joey Shea | January 6, 2016

Your support enables Southface to launch and lead important initiatives in several areas;
bold programs that are made possible through the generosity of our donors.

ABOUT US:

Southface promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance.

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP:

Newsletter Signup (Website)

Need assistance with this form?

Southface Energy Institute

© 2017 Southface Energy Institute.       241 Pine Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308       |       Site by: Marjoram

ABOUT US:

Southface promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance.

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP:

Newsletter Signup (Website)

Need assistance with this form?

Southface Energy Institute

© 2017 Southface Energy Institute.       241 Pine Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308       |       Site by: Marjoram