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Southface Awarded Grant to Research Indoor Air Quality in Homes

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.

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By Amber McFarland | September 28, 2016
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Small Commercial Buildings Benefit from ACBI

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…

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By Diondra Powers | August 17, 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.

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By Brad Turner | April 26, 2016

Georgia’s Clean Energy Industry Provides Nearly 20,000 Full-Time Equivalent Jobs

Southface has released its 2015 Georgia Clean Energy Industry Census that quantifies the clean energy industry’s impact on the state’s economy.

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By Shan Arora | January 26, 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

Simple Measures Can Really Add Up

Recently at Southface, we tried an experiment to limit water use. Challenged to reduce our water consumption by 20 percent in order to meet the requirements of the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, we decided to monitor our behavior in an easy, low-tech way.

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By Marci Reed | June 24, 2015

Meet a Southfacer: Jenna Grygier

Jenna Grygier, Residential Green Building Services project manager

As a RESNET Quality Assurance Designee (QAD), Jenna manages the Southface Energy Rated Homes (SERH) providership and serves as a mentor and technical advisor for new and existing independent HERS and Southface staff. She is involved with overseeing the ENERGY STAR, Indoor airPLUS and WaterSense programs and ensuring that all third-party quality assurance responsibilities are performed and reported. Jenna also provides training support for a variety of Southface trainings such as HERS and ENERGY STAR, and offers technical support to the residential and commercial teams in general.

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By Jenna Grygier | June 20, 2014

Greenprints 2014: Keynote Cliff Majersik

Greenprints keynote Cliff Majersik highlighted the importance of gathering and managing environmental data on commercial buildings across the U.S.

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By Staff Writer | March 31, 2014

Greenprints 2014: Resilience and Retrofitting for a Built Environment

This year Southface welcomed speakers to discuss the critical nature of resilient homes and the importance of making them affordable and community-specific.

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By Staff Writer | March 24, 2014

New trends in home technology

Southface’s long-term research interests in this project are to analyze the performance of two unique features of this home over the course of a year and expand the knowledge of actual field performance of these emerging technologies.

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By Staff Writer | February 14, 2014

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