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

Aug 18, 2020

Webinar Series – Lighting, Parts 1 and 2

This webinar will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST. This training covers everything related to lighting and…
Aug 20, 2020

Design Strategies for a High-Performance Home

This webinar will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST. This webinar is intended for architects, designers, builders,…
Sep 17, 2020

Visionary Dinner

Support: Visionary Dinner raises awareness and critical funding for Southface’s urgent work to provide healthy, affordable and resource-efficient homes, workplaces…



Reduce Energy Burden with Rooftop Solar

Rooftop solar is one clean-energy solution that can help address the energy burden in low-income areas and communities of color. Research shows that most solar panels are found in majority-white communities, so even as solar use increases, not all communities can …


The Product Lifespan in a Circular Economy

The lifespan of a product is often driven by short-term business choices, not by production abilities. From a business standpoint, it may make sense to design products that are cheap and replaceable, but this approach hinders the development of a …


Fulton County Community Resilience Hub

In order to improve the climate resilience of local residents, Fulton County Government and Southface Institute are partnering to establish a community resilience hub at one of the County’s community-serving facilities.

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