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

Jan 25, 2021

Energy Star Multifamily Webinar

This webinar will be on January 25 to January 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. Southface is offering…



Happy ReNEWable Year

2021 is the year of hope, change and, most importantly, renewable energy. With clean energy companies outperforming fossil fuel heavyweights last year and eight out of ten of the world’s largest economies committing to net zero by 2050, the pathway …


Energy-Efficient Homes Across the U.S.

When people hear Energy Star, they typically think of household appliances, but did you know that commercial buildings and homes can be Energy Star certified? This certification was created by the EPA to provide a standard measure of energy efficiency, …

Case Study

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design: Built Environment Impacts in the Southeast

The Living Building Challenge (LBC), an initiative of the International Living Future Institute, is a green building certification program that envisions and celebrates the true meaning of regenerative design: design that goes beyond a net-zero impact and positively benefits its …

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Southface Institute’s Virtual Winter Solstice Celebrates Members, Volunteers and Partners

Annual event honors key award recipients and offers 2020 send-off with virtual cocktails and Dad’s Garage improv

(ATLANTA, GA.) December 16, 2020 – Southface Institute, the Atlanta-based nonprofit leader in the design and implementation of high-impact sustainability solutions, is presenting its annual Winter Solstice celebration online tomorrow, Thursday, December 17, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET. …

Annual event honors key award recipients and offers 2020 send-off with virtual cocktails and Dad’s Garage improv

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