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 05, 2020

EarthCraft Light Commercial: Virtual Lunch n’ Learn

Join us on Wednesday, August 5th for a virtual Lunch n’ Learn on EarthCraft Light Commercial from 1-2 PM EST.…
Aug 06, 2020

Greenprints Conference

Come Create a Regenerative South. Southface is calling all architects, engineers and building professionals! Are you a member of the AEC, policy…
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…



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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Boys & Girls Clubs Provide Heroic Meal Service to Northwest Montana Communities

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County in northwest Montana serve the communities on the reservation’s 1.317 million acres, home to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the communities of Polson and Ronan.


Building Sustainably for Gen Z

Each new generation brings new trends. Studies show that members of Generation Z (those born after 1997) are more concerned with environmental issues than previous generations. As they enter the housing market, Gen Zers are making sustainable amenities a top …


Social Moves to the Forefront of ESG

When thinking about sustainability, people often refer to the environmental aspect. This is also true when thinking about the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors used to evaluate companies’ sustainability efforts.

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