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

Dec 01, 2020

Giving Tuesday

Your donation helps Southface Institute create a more sustainable tomorrow. Southface Institute, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is leading the way toward…
Dec 17, 2020

Winter Solstice

After a unique and unforgettable 2020, we're looking forward to capping off the year with our Southface community! Join us for…



Balancing Natural and Artificial Daylight

Creating buildings with the perfect balance of natural and artificial light can make a big difference in occupants’ health and well-being. One approach called daylight modeling finds the optimal use of natural daylight by identifying how the light interacts with …


Preparing Your Home for Winter

Winter is right around the corner, and now is the perfect time to make sure your home is ready to take on the cold conditions. Did you know that solar production is actually more efficient in cold weather, and ensuring …

Innovative Financing Solutions for ZEVs Fleets

Emerging technologies often bring new challenges of their own, and this is proving true for zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) fleets. ZEVs face a wide range of obstacles, including fluctuating renewable energy prices and a lack of infrastructure. At the VERGE 20 …

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