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

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…
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…


Case Study

Athens Land Trust Case Study

Athens Land Trust (ALT) is a Community Land Trust founded in Athens, Georgia, in 1994 with the goal of developing rural and urban sustainable agriculture projects, conserving land and urban green spaces, and creating permanently affordable homes for low-income residents …

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Shaw Industry Case Study

Manufacturer and seller of carpet, resilient vinyl, hardwood, laminate, tile and stone, synthetic turf and other specialty flooring products to residential and commercial markets worldwide.

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CompostNow Case Study

CompostNow is a small business based in Atlanta, Georgia, that is making a positive impact on the natural environment through a waste reducing practice that is inherently regenerative: composting.

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A Boys & Girls Club in Sarasota Partners with Southface’s GoodUse Grant Program To Reduce Environmental Impact and Costs

When Covid-19 restricted in-person activities across the country, the Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club site in Sarasota, Florida had to temporarily close its doors as it prepared for the protocols it needed to implement to keep its staff and …

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