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

Our Impacts


Affordable housing, research and utility assistance for the residential market


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


Certification, design and planning for community development

Our Programs


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.


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

Apr 22, 2021

Member Networking Event: How Do You Stay Digitally Connected and Environmentally Conscious in a Remote World?

Join us this Earth day, April 22, for our next Southface member exclusive networking event. During the pandemic, many of…
May 07, 2021

Sustainability in Action Roundtable: Financing the Transition to a Regenerative Economy

Transitioning out of a linear economy and into a regenerative one requires substantial capital—natural, human and economic. From carbon credits…


Case Study

Apalachicola Bay Case Study

A massive project is underway to restore oyster habitat and populations in Apalachicola Bay. Located in the Florida Panhandle, the Bay has historically been one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the U.S. and once supplied roughly 90% of …

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First Green Bank Case Study

When Ken LaRoe opened First Green Bank in 2009, right after the 2008 financial crisis, he sought to align the bank’s services and investments with his goals of environmental sustainability.

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SAFFON Case Study

The Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network (SAAFON) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to further the liberation and empowerment of Black communities in the Southeastern United States through farming, food and land strategies.

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