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.

Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair Program

The Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair Program (CCPRP) provides plumbing and sewer repair to low-to moderate-income residents.



Código de Energía Residencial de Alabama Guía de Campo

Esta guía tiene por objeto ayudar a explicar la parte residencial del Código de energía de Alabama 2020 y no necesariamente incluye todos los aspectos y detalles.

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Alabama Residential Energy Code Field Code 2020

This guide is intended to help explain the residential portion of the 2020 Alabama Energy Code and does not necessarily include all aspects and details.

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Chicago Housing Authority Achieves First-Ever BIT Building™ Certification

Sustainable best practices for key property are also a first for any public housing authority

ATLANTA, GA—JUNE 24, 2020— Southface Institute announced today that the Chicago Housing Authority has completed the BIT Building certification for the Dearborn Homes development, making them the first organization with buildings whose maintenance and operations include the program’s 16 Best …

Sustainable best practices for key property are also a first for any public housing authority

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