Professional Credentials

With over 40 years of experience, Southface Institute is dedicated to helping green building industry professionals contribute to sustainable development by providing them with in-person and online training and technical expertise to help them transform their skills toward the future of sustainable building design, construction, and real estate.

Join Southface Energy Rated Homes


Southface Energy Rated Homes (SERH) is a RESNET accredited Home Energy Rating System Quality Assurance Provider that delivers the best quality assurance, intuitive HERS credential management and software solutions to enable your rating business to grow – by freeing up raters to do their job. The SERH team is a leader in energy-efficient residential construction in the Southeast, with over 90 years of combined energy modeling and quality assurance experience.

Become an EarthCraft Professional

EarthCraft is the South’s premiere green building certificate program for a variety of building and development types, including small commercial buildings, single and multifamily housing, communities and historical preservation.

EarthCraft requires all buildings to be constructed by a certified EarthCraft Builder and be independently field verified by a certified EarthCraft Technical Advisor who reference building materials, above-code building requirements and industry-recognized energy modeling standards.

Equipment Rental

Diagnostic testing for buildings is important for analyzing and projecting building performance, meeting third-party verified green building certifications and improving the comfort and efficiency of homes and workplaces. Southface offers an affordable rental option for your equipment needs. All rental kits include blower door and dust blaster equipment. the necessary equipment needed to complete airflow testing on buildings and HVAC distribution systems.

Equipment Calibration Field Checks

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.


Southface Launches Qual-ee™

New credential management software for HERS Raters simplifies process

ATLANTA, GA—February 17, 2021—Southface Institute announces the launch of Qual-ee, a credential management software for energy raters. This new, cloud-based offering will simplify Home Energy Rating System (HERS) credential management for both the Southface Energy Rated Homes (SERH) Providership and …

New credential management software for HERS Raters simplifies process

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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