Our Curriculum

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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.

Greenprints Conference

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.

Accreditation

iredSouthface'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.

UPCOMING COURSES

Thu 22
Mar 01

EarthCraft House Builder

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mar 05

Duct & Envelope Tightness Verification

March 5 @ 9:00 am - March 6 @ 5:00 pm
Mar 12

Greenprints Conference 2018

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - March 14 @ 12:00 pm
Mar 23

Combustion Safety

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mar 26

BPI Home Energy Professional Energy Auditor

March 26 @ 9:00 am - March 30 @ 5:00 pm
Apr 02
Apr 09

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) – Core Training

April 9 @ 8:00 am - April 14 @ 1:00 pm
Apr 19

Fundamentals of Building Science

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apr 23

BPI Healthy Home Evaluator

April 23 @ 9:00 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm

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THE JOURNAL

Empowering Georgia Workforces through Green Infrastructure

After months of preparation, Southface officially launched The Green Infrastructure and Resilience Institute (GIRI). GIRI recognizes the benefits of GI and provides knowledge and experience to deploy transformative GI projects throughout Metro Atlanta and in additional Georgia communities.

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The Link between Health and Built Environments

We’ve learned since grade school that outdoor air pollution has a significant impact on our health, but what about the hidden dangers of poor indoor air quality (IAQ)? While many of us know dust, smoke and pet dander found in homes can cause and trigger respiratory illnesses, it is easy for people to overlook the…

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Southface LMS and Energy Code Hotline

Georgia was selected to participate in a Residential Energy Code Field Study by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This project will determine how to best help homes capture energy savings by increasing energy code compliance through series of statewide education and outreach efforts to the building industry. Our program partners are currently providing free…

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