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

Our Impacts

Homes

Affordable housing, research and utility assistance for the residential market

Workplaces

Green building services, maintenance & operations and training for the commercial market

Communities

Certification, design and planning for community development

Our Programs

GoodUse

GoodUse provides funding and technical assistance to nonprofits in need of energy and water efficiency upgrades.

BIT Building

BIT Building is a framework of practical and effective strategies that building operators can implement within their own budgets and schedules.

Earthcraft

The EarthCraft green building certification program is designed to address the challenging energy, water and climate conditions of the Southeast.

Southface Energy Rated Homes

Southface Energy Rated Homes (SERH) is a RESNET accredited HERS QA Provider that delivers the best quality assurance, intuitive HERS credential management and software solutions to enable your rating business’s growth.

Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair Program

The Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair Program (CCPRP) provides plumbing and sewer repair to low-to moderate-income residents.

Resources

Blog

Providing Community Access to Fresh Food

Backyard and community gardening have become popular again, especially as people try to ensure a secure a source of food. The key to growing healthy food is having healthy soil, and “black gold” or compost is a great way of …

Blog

How Some Local Businesses Face Operations Amid COVID-19

Innovation, creativity, connection and flexibility are part of a successful entrepreneur’s lifeblood at any time, and they are especially necessary during times of crisis, said panelists at Southface Institute’s June Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable.

Report

LIFT Solar Costumer Experience Benchmarking Analysis

Accelerating Low-Income Financing and Transactions for Solar Access Everywhere (LIFT Solar)

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Increase in Home Energy Bills This Summer

While the spread of COVID-19 remains uncertain, working from home is quickly becoming the new normal, leading to more at-home energy costs. A predicted one-third of Americans will see a 10-15% increase in their energy bills this summer because of …

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