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

Mar 15, 2021

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater – Online Training

This training occurs Mondays through Fridays, March 15 - March 31, 2021. Registration Deadline: Monday, March 8 Cost includes required…
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Resources

Blog

All Faiths Food Bank in Sarasota Becomes More Resource-Efficient and Improves Indoor Air Quality During COVID-19

All Faiths Food Bank has been relieving hunger in the Sarasota, Florida, community since 1989, and like other social service providers across the country, demand surged in 2020 as Covid-19 spread across the country. In fact, 49% of All Faith’s …

Assessment Toolkit

2020 Georgia Energy Code Certificate, Fillable PDF

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Case Study

Savannah Trees Case Study

The City of Savannah has encouraged green infrastructure through a “tree lawn” requirement for some commercial developments. This helps to mitigate flooding among other negative impacts caused, in part, by the built environment and will strengthen the regenerative nature of …

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Case Study

Historic Fourth Ward Park Case Study

Historic Fourth Ward Park, specifically its crowning jewel, Clear Creek Basin, has dramatically reduced flooding in the area, which was once a brownfield filled with abandoned warehouses and parking lots.

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