Equipment Rentals and Calibrations

Diagnostic testing for buildings is important for analyzing building performance, meeting third-party verified green building certifications and improving the comfort and efficiency of your home or workplace. Southface has performed these tests for decades, but our mission is to transform the marketplace and build capacity for others to do the work needed to improve building stock across the Southeast. To that end, we have equipment available for rental so that companies and home performance professionals can meet the growing demand for these services.

How We Can Help

blowerdoor collectionWhether you are a seasoned home energy professional or new to the home performance industry, Southface offers an affordable rental option for your equipment needs. All rental kits include the necessary equipment needed to complete airflow testing on buildings and HVAC distribution systems.

Calibrations

Southface offers field calibration checks on digital pressure gauges, blower door and duct leakage testing equipment manufactured by The Energy Conservatory and Retrotec. We can also provide calibration services for the carbon monoxide sensors on combustion analyzers.

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SOUTHACE CALENDAR

Thu 09

Understanding Heat Transfer Webinar

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 14

Air Movement Basics Webinar

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 16

Moisture Managed Webinar

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 21

Insulation Installation Information Webinar

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

THE JOURNAL

Greenprints Conference June 3-4, 2020

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.

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Decarbonizing the Building Industry Through Design

There are many ways to measure the emissions of a buildings’ operations, but emissions associated with the materials and construction process, or embodied carbon, are often left unchecked. Construction requires the usage of many carbon-intensive materials, including concrete, steel, aluminum and glass. Assessing the building’s overall life cycle will aid architects in decarbonizing the building sector.

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The Dollars and Sense of Green Affordable Housing

We’ve updated and reposted this 2016 article to further the exchange happening this week for the 100 Great Ideas campaign, in which Atlanta community actors of all kinds are joining together to brainstorm ways to improve the city’s housing equity. Atlanta loses 1,500 affordable homes each year, and housing costs have increased by 48 percent since 2010. Join the conversation and share your ideas on the campaign’s Facebook page from April 8-12.

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