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Southface Launches Qual-ee™
New credential management software for HERS Raters simplifies process

ATLANTA, GA—February 17, 2021—Southface Institute announces the launch of Qual-ee, a credential management software for energy raters. This new, cloud-based offering will simplify Home Energy Rating System (HERS) credential management for both the Southface Energy Rated Homes (SERH) Providership and HERS Raters alike. Qual-ee was created to fulfill the need HERS Raters in the SERH Providership have to access information about their Home Energy Rater certification in real time. Active HERS Raters are required under the Residential Energy Services Network …

New credential management software for HERS Raters simplifies process

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Communities
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City of Chamblee Adopts Sustainability Plan
Southface Institute joins in partnership to create framework for sustainability

Atlanta, GA—February 4, 2021—Southface Institute joins planning consultant TSW today in congratulating the City of Chamblee, Georgia, on adopting the Chamblee Sustainability Plan. The city anticipates this plan will help it achieve Platinum status within the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Green Communities Program. This designation would place Chamblee in the top five percent of sustainable municipalities in the region and in the company of high-achieving Georgia cities like Decatur and Norcross. The Sustainability Plan was developed jointly by Southface and lead …

Southface Institute joins in partnership to create framework for sustainability

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19 Nonprofits to Receive GoodUse Grants for Sustainability Upgrades
Southface Institute program helps organizations save resources and reinvest saved funds to mission-critical work

ATLANTA, GA —January 27, 2021— Southface Institute is pleased to announce 19 new nonprofit partners selected for GoodUse, a grant program which guides nonprofits through resource efficiency upgrades to reduce environmental impact and save money that can be reinvested into core programming. With these upgrades, the organizations can save energy and water, improve indoor air quality, install modernized and efficient technology, reduce carbon emissions and lower utility costs. To date, GoodUse has served 161 communities in 27 states, helped save …

Southface Institute program helps organizations save resources and reinvest saved funds to mission-critical work

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Fox Theatre Institute Joins Forces With Southface Institute to Fund Historic Theatres’ Energy Sustainability
$30,000 matching grants will support energy sustainability upgrades to historic theaters

ATLANTA, GA—JANUARY 11, 2021—At a time when a global pandemic has forced theaters across the country to go dark, the Fox Theatre Institute (FTI), a department of Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, Inc., is partnering with leading national environmental nonprofit Southface Institute to make historic theaters across the Southeast become more resilient, resource-efficient and save operational dollars through Southface’s GoodUse program. The Fox Theatre’s iconic marquee has 5000 lightbulbs that were replaced with lower-energy LEDs in 2014, creating significant energy and utilities …

$30,000 matching grants will support energy sustainability upgrades to historic theaters

Tags: Gooduse, Historic Preservation
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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. The evening reflects on Southface’s 2020 work and its plans for 2021, while honoring its Volunteers of the Year, former Board members Linda Bolan and Denis Blackburne, and its Partner of the Year, Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), with Executive …

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

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The Green Building Registry Partners With Southface Institute to Provide EarthCraft House Data

PORTLAND, Ore., October 29, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Earth Advantage®, Inc. and Southface Institute announced today a partnership to help deliver green and energy-efficient home data through the Green Building Registry® (GBR). Historically, important information on a home such as the energy use, third-party building certifications or power production (solar panels) has not made it into the real estate transaction process. Thousands of dollars of value could be lost because trustworthy data was not available for a listing agent, the appraiser and …

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Events
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Southface Institute’s Online Visionary Dinner Celebrates Spatial Justice and Regenerative Placemaking
Event to Gather Leaders in Sustainability and Present 2020 Argon Award

Southface Institute’s Visionary Dinner convenes forward-thinking innovators who are committed to building an equitable and sustainable future. (ATLANTA, GA.) September 4, 2020 – Southface Institute, the Atlanta-based nonprofit leader in the design and implementation of high impact sustainability solutions, is presenting its annual Visionary Dinner online for the first time on September 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST. The evening convenes forward-thinking innovators who are committed to building an equitable and sustainable future, bringing them together for a …

Event to Gather Leaders in Sustainability and Present 2020 Argon Award

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SAE School Set to Become First 100% Solar-Powered School in Georgia
Innovative SEPA financing structure sets stage for similar nonprofit projects

ATLANTA, GA—September 2, 2020— Southface Institute announced today the completion of solar installation work for its partnership with The SAE School and a groundbreaking philanthropic financing structure that opens the door to solar for other schools and nonprofits. The ribbon-cutting event to unveil the project, a cornerstone of the school’s net-zero goals, was held Wednesday, September 2, at The SAE School, 6688 Mableton Parkway SE, Mableton, GA 30126. The SAE School’s Unique Mission In its eighth year of operation, The …

Innovative SEPA financing structure sets stage for similar nonprofit projects

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LIFT Announces New Study of Solar Financing
Successfull on-bill model for efficiency could open a path to solar for LMI Households

The LIFT Solar Everywhere research project is proud to announce the release of a three-part research report: Applying the PAYS® System to On-Site Solar to Expand Access to All. The study provides detailed analysis of whether, and how, a utility investment program based on the Pay As You Save® (PAYS) system could overcome the upfront cost barrier to on-site solar for low and moderate-income (LMI) customers. “We explored whether site-specific investment by a utility with on-bill cost recovery could work with …

Successfull on-bill model for efficiency could open a path to solar for LMI Households

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Nonprofit Partnerships Provide Safe Outdoor Spaces And Green Education Opportunities

Since its inception, Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center has believed in the power of outdoor education. Now, with workforce help from green|spaces and grant funding through Southface’s GoodUse program, the center aims to be a safe haven for students throughout COVID-19 and beyond. Thanks to a partnership with green|spaces and grant funding from The Lyndhurst Foundation and Southface, the Nature Center was already on its way to becoming more energy efficient and environmentally friendly prior to 2020’s unexpected quarantine, said …

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