How did you first hear about Southface? Through various parts of his career, my dad interacted with Dennis Creech and has been a huge fan of Southface. I grew up in Atlanta, and I attended Southface’s Summer Solstice events as kid when the campus was just the Resource Center. When I was graduating from college,…Read More
| August 8, 2017
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…Read More
| April 26, 2017
Green certified home renovations are sure to become more common in Decatur starting this spring, thanks in large part to the research efforts of Southface’s EarthCraft team.
Last month, Southface conducted preliminary energy and cost-savings analyses of three recently renovated homes pursuing EarthCraft Renovation certification as part of the implementation of the City of Decatur’s “High Performance Building Standard,” requiring all new construction and commercial renovation meeting certain thresholds to be certified under a green building standard.
| February 23, 2017
When Southface started building a database to track Georgia’s installed solar capacity in 2012, we were hunting for kilowatts (kWs). Four years later, GeorgiaEnergyData.org shows that we have more than 1,100 MW of installed solar capacity.Read More
| December 27, 2016
Our Education and Technical Assistance team has a vast breadth and depth of knowledge—ranging from the fundamentals of building science to LEED® administration to energy code standards to combustion safety—and believes that learning is never finished.Read More
| October 19, 2016
Building America, a Department of Energy program, awarded Southface a grant to investigate indoor air quality (IAQ) in new and existing homes. Working with key industry experts, Southface expects to research the anticipated link between IAQ and chronic health problems.Read More
| September 28, 2016
Over the past three years, Southface has conducted research on the small commercial building sector through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Advanced Commercial Building Initiative (ACBI) aims to demystify building systems and remove barriers to resource efficiency. The small commercial sector (buildings less than 50,000 sq. ft.) has long been a…Read More
| August 17, 2016
Everyone benefits from a more sustainable built environment with the EBie Awards, from nonprofits to affordable housing developments to Fortune 500 companies.Read More
| June 29, 2016
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