Building on its passion for nonprofits, Southface has partnered with organizations like Boys and Girls Club of America and Feeding America to develop an energy and water efficiency program for the national nonprofit and foundation community. Ultimately, the Nonprofit Energy & Water Efficiency Initiative (NEWE) will strengthen nonprofit organizations by providing a path to reduce annual utilities cost and improve conditions in existing facilities so that those dollars may be redirected to their mission.

Visit the NEWE Initiative website to learn more.


“Thanks, thanks thanks for the new lighting. It is a huge improvement. I love the fact when we are not using an area the lights turn off so we can save on our electric bill. I can see how we are going to save thousands over the years. The members are really loving the change. They are truly excited about the entire process."

- Andre London - Club Director

The Salvation Army Fuqua Boys & Girls Club

"This is incredible! Loudon County about to enter the 21st century!"
- Shawn Snyder - Executive Director
Lenoir City Boys & Girls Club

"This will be transformational for our club!"
- Robbie Slocumb - Chief Professional Officer
Boys & Girls Glubs of Gordon, Murray, and Whitfield Counties

"We will save money on our electricity, our water and our gas and then put that money straight towards programs for our kids."
- Kim Turner - Vice President of Development
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama

"The average $1,000 monthly savings on utility costs at our Fuqua Boys and Girls Club will allow us to serve a dozen additional children each year. Plus, our boys and girls engaged in the project and learned about saving energy and water, recycling, and other green measures."
- Leisa Smith - Executive Director
Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta

"We're grateful to have the expertise and partnership of Southface to help our Clubs around the country to realize cost savings through energy efficiency. Most importantly, our participating Clubs will be also to better serve our members while teaching kids and teens the importance of energy and water savings. "
- Jim Clark
President and CEO of BGCA

"I wanted to take a moment to thank you and Boys & Girls of America Team for allowing the Rick and Rick Case Unit to be part of such an incredible grant. Not only has the grant allowed our facility to become more energy efficient, but it has provided safer environment of our club members, parents and staff... The new lamps in the parking lot allow for all to walk to their car safely at night. Thank you for your time and the opportunity to work alongside you and the awesome team. "
Karla Zamora - Club Director
Rick and Rita Case Boys and Girls Club

"This is great! I can't tell you what it means to save hundreds of dollars per month. To paint a more vivid picture for you than just numbers, a donor to our organization can sponsor and low-income child for $350 for an entire year of service. Thank you all for your help with this project! It won't just impact our organization. It will also impact real kids with real needs. What else is more important?"
Walter "J.R." Davis - Executive Director
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia

"I took your advice and looked over the website that contains the Energy Star Portfolio Manager. I have never heard of the system before but I am optimistic that we could use it to help us whether we are funded or not to help us track energy costs and potentially save some dollars. "
Hank Hill - Chief Professional Officer
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cumberland Plateau


Results from the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP

The EPA recently announced results from the ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP. The competition “challenged building owners, managers, and occupants to reduce energy and water use, and save money over just 90 days!” Over 800 buildings tracked their performance using ENERGY STAR PORTFOLIO MANAGER in order to increase monthly savings. Two Nonprofit Energy and…

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Big Win in the Big Apple: Everyone benefits from a more sustainable built environment

Everyone benefits from a more sustainable built environment with the EBie Awards, from nonprofits to affordable housing developments to Fortune 500 companies.

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Nonprofits Show Positive Results by Leading the Way in Energy and Water Efficiency

Southface’s teams – Boys & Girls Clubs All Stars and Grants to Green 2015 – successfully completed EPA’s 2015 ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition.

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