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.

Upcoming Events and Trainings

Jan 25, 2021

Energy Star Multifamily Webinar

This webinar will be on January 25 to January 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. Southface is offering…
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Resources

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The Regenerative Economy: Sustaining Society’s Future by Design

The Regenerative Economy: Sustaining Society’s Future by Design Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, the health of Western societies/economies has been measured by their year-over-year growth. Much of that growth has relied on harvesting readily available, cheap materials to …

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How Can We Measure a Company’s Carbon Footprint?

Roughly 23% of Fortune Global 500 companies have made some form of commitment to reach carbon neutrality between now and 2050. It’s hard not to get wrapped up in the excitement, but we must take data and measurement into consideration. …

Fox Theatre Institute Joins Forces With Southface Institute to Fund Historic Theatres’ Energy Sustainability

$30,000 matching grants will support energy sustainability upgrades to historic theaters

ATLANTA, GA—JANUARY 11, 2021—At a time when a global pandemic has forced theaters across the country to go dark, the Fox Theatre Institute (FTI), a department of Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, Inc., is partnering with leading national environmental nonprofit Southface Institute …

$30,000 matching grants will support energy sustainability upgrades to historic theaters

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