Southface authors and collects many technical documents about green building techniques, best practices in design and the use of appropriate technology. The resources found here are accessible through many of the program and service pages elsewhere on the site, but have all been compiled here. Use this tool for information on energy code, national standards, white papers, fact sheets and more.

Energy Code: Southface specializes and trains professionals in commercial and residential energy code throughout the Southeast. These document resources support that initiative.

2020 Georgia Energy Code Support Documents

Energy Code Resources

2020 Georgia Energy Code Overview and Certificate

2020 Southface Presentation Slides Georgia Residential Energy Code

2020 Georgia Supplements and Amendments

Appendix RA Air Sealing and Insulation Key Points

2015 IECC Excerpt_Chap4

Tools and Support

Appropriate Ventilation Strategies White Paper

Southface Weighted Average Calculator (U and SHGC)

UA Trade Off Tool

2020 Georgia Commercial Field Guide

2020 Georgia Residential Field Guide

2020 Guía de Campo Commercial

2020 Guía de Campo Residential

Commercial Combustion Safety Toolkit

Additional Resources

N082 – Building Science 101

DCA Construction Codes Update Presentation

Building Science: Building science is core to the Southface education initiatives. These documents support those efforts.

Course: Sample agendas and FAQs for technical courses. Check course specifics for detailed information.

Policy: Southface policy initiatives include renewable energy, affordable housing and community development to name a few.

> Keeping the Lights On: Energy Efficiency and Community Solar for All Georgians

> The Water Energy Nexus

Research: Building science research


> Eco Office building dashboard

Advanced Commercial Building Initiative:Support documents and toolkits

Professional Locator: Find a Green Rater, HERS Rater or Duct, Envelope and Tightness Verifier