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

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…
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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…
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Resources

Southface Institute Welcomes Three Florida Sustainability Leaders & Launches Southface Sarasota

Elizabeth Moore and Expert Charles Reith join the Southface Institute Board of Directors; Amber Whittle begins new Managing Director role.

ATLANTA, GA—APRIL 22, 2021— Southface Institute is pleased to announce today the addition of three Sarasota sustainability leaders to its team as it expands work in Florida and officially launches Southface Sarasota, the Atlanta-based national nonprofit’s first satellite location. To …

Elizabeth Moore and Expert Charles Reith join the Southface Institute Board of Directors; Amber Whittle begins new Managing Director role.

Historic theatres and other nonprofits to receive grants for green building infrastructure improvements

17 nonprofits selected for Southface Institute’s GoodUse program

ATLANTA, GA – April 15, 2021 – Southface, a leading environmental and community development nonprofit, is pleased to announce the latest partners selected to participate in GoodUse, a grant program which guides nonprofits through resource efficiency upgrades to reduce environmental …

17 nonprofits selected for Southface Institute’s GoodUse program

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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