Southface Institute : Our Impact : Homes
kWh saved annually
These metrics were gathered from the past two years.

Energy-efficient improvements in homes allow many homeowners and tenants to afford their energy bills and budget their income for other needed expenses.

Homes improved
These metrics were gathered from the past two years.

Southface has impacted thousands of homes through resource efficiency improvements in multifamily and single-family homes.

Gallons of water conserved
These metrics were gathered from the past two years.

Water-efficient upgrades and plumbing repairs have saved homeowners and tenants significant amounts of water use, while saving money on costly repairs and high utility bills.

Southface got its beginnings educating homeowners on the possibilities of solar in 1978. Now, via initiatives such as LIFT Solar, CCPRP and high-performance building certifications such as EarthCraft House and EarthCraft Multifamily,  Southface can help single-family residents, landlords and developers achieve resource efficiency.

Case Studies

Greenstone on Fifth

Greenstone on Fifth Community Building at Blue Ridge Apartments in Charlottesville, Virginia is a 3,531 square foot, two-story commercial building that was certified in the EarthCraft Light Commercial (ECLC) green …

Asbury Harris Epworth Towers

Ashbury Harris Epworth Towers is a senior living retirement community and part of Wesley Woods Senior Living, which owns or operates ten communities throughout north Georgia. Ashbury Harris Epworth Towers …

A Friend’s House

A Friend’s House is a 25,285 square foot lodging facility in McDonough, GA that implemented several energy conservation measures in 2014 through the Grants to Green program. A Friend’s House …

Imperial Hotel

Atlanta’s historic Imperial Hotel, one of the city’s few remaining Chicago style buildings constructed around the turn of the century, recently reopened as The Commons at Imperial Hotel, featuring 90 …

Proud Green Home

This EarthCraft Platinum home was built by the Imery Group, LLC and designed by LG Squared, Inc. It recieved marketing exposure via, and is located within the Serenbe Community. …

Program Spotlight

Earthcraft Table-Talk: Homeowners Kondrad Hayashi and Jannah Goodell speak about their Earthcraft house and all of the benefits they’ve received.

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Assessment Toolkit

UA Trade Off Tool

This worksheet calculates the total envelope UA of a building based on user inputs. The calculator provides a final estimate of a proposed building’s performance compared to the prescriptive U-factors of the 2020 Georgia Residential Energy Code (and based on …

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GA 2020 Supplements and Amendments

The INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE, 2015 Edition, published by the International Code Council, when used in conjunction with these Georgia State Supplements and Amendments and any other Georgia State Amendments, shall constitute the official Georgia State Minimum Standard Energy Code.

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Assessment Toolkit
Case Study

Fort Benning Indianhead Townhome Renovation

As part of the National Association of Home Builders Research Centers Partnership for High Performance Homes, Southface Institute completed a post-renovation analysis of the Fort Benning, Georgia Indianhead townhomes renovation project.

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