Southface’s suite of certification-based course offerings support the development of a competitive green jobs sector within the U.S. economy. Designed for a range of skill levels, our trainings and conferences meet a variety of marketplace needs, such as:
- Educating professionals on new principles and techniques that can be applied to their career in the green building sector.
- Enhancing marketing and business development skills to help professionals achieve success.
- Providing continuing education opportunities for professional credential maintenance.
Areas of Focus
Course offerings are divided into nine sections: Building Performance Institute; Building Science & Mechanical Systems; Communities & Policy; EarthCraft; Health & Safety; ENERGY STAR; Energy Codes; LEED; and RESNET. Southface is a provider for the credentialing organizations listed on this website and conforms to their curriculum requirements and is duly empowered to provide this content and any certifications associated with the course work.
Since 1998, the Greenprints conference has been a highly anticipated gathering for the latest thinking on regional issues surrounding sustainability– both at the policy level and in practice. The conference facilitates conversations between researchers and on-the-ground practitioners that promote sustainable buildings and communities.
Southface's Home Energy Professional training programs were among the first in the nation to be awarded accreditation from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Upon successfully completing these programs, graduates meeting prerequisites are prepared to challenge the nationally recognized Home Energy Professional Certifications based on Standard Workforce Specifications developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Southface is credentialed to provide CEUs from these organizations. The CEUs available are listed with the course description in this catalog. In addition, students can also self report their attendance for other credentialing organizations.
How Do We Build a More Regenerative Southeast?
The June 3-4 Greenprints Conference offers a panorama of the latest in green building science
In a quickly urbanizing world, our cities are increasingly the center of all things—economic development, housing and jobs. Within these cities, our existing buildings are aging fast, and sustainable and high-performance practices for new construction are struggling to proliferate fast enough to keep pace with the degrading building inventory that is producing more than 40% of all carbon emissions, causing direct health problems for many, while contributing to a warming planet for all.Read More
What the 2020 Georgia Energy Code Updates Mean for You
Starting January 1 there are new regulations to follow
Attention building professionals: Effective January 1, 2020, all new construction and renovations in Georgia must comply with new State Minimum Standard Energy Code, the first major revision of the energy code in nearly a decade. The new code includes substantial updates that will improve energy efficiency, as well as indoor air quality, moisture control, ventilation and occupant comfort in both residential and commercial buildings.Read More
As 2019 draws to a close, Southface Institute is thankful for the victories that supporters have helped the nonprofit achieve in creating more sustainable homes, workplaces and communities here in Atlanta, in the Southeast and across the country. Here are a few of the standout accomplishments this year.Read More