Through partnerships with national nonprofits including the Salvation Army, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Feeding America, the Nonprofit Energy and Water Efficiency (NEWE) Initiative delivers cost savings through energy and water reduction resulting in additional funds that can be reallocated toward each nonprofit’s mission.


10,290,973 kWh energy savings
24,550,375 gal water savings
$1,184,408 cost savings

Program Process

With a focus on energy and water, Southface partners with nonprofits to identify areas where cost savings can occur. After completing the application and pre-assessment, the process begins with a facilities assessment that provides Southface with an understanding of how your building runs. Once an energy and water baseline is created and recommendations are made. Southface works hand-in-hand with each organization’s designated Green Champion to prioritize improvements and implement them. Interested in becoming a partner of NEWE? Here’s how it works.

Application Timeline

Deadline Review Decision
January 10th, 2020 January 13th – February 21st, 2020 February 26th, 2020
May 8th, 2020 May 11th – June 19th, 2020 June 24th, 2020
October 2nd, 2020 October 5th – November 13th, 2020 November 18th, 2020

    Interested nonprofits must complete the eligibility survey and application in order to be considered for the program. Providing Southface with organizational background and building information allows us to understand your facility and provide in-house resources that fit your needs most effectively. Before moving on to the next step, Southface engineers will assist you with tracking your energy and water use through Energy Star Portfolio Manager.


    Southface engineers execute a building assessment through the lens of a building scientist. During the onsite assessment, engineers collect measurements around building envelope, water and electricity use, mechanical systems, plumbing systems and more to identify low cost, high win recommendations for upgrades to your facility.

  3. Implementation

    Once the onsite facility assessment and benchmarking phases are complete, your organization will receive a customized assessment report that includes suggestions for facility upgrades. Your organization will select from a list of projects to pursue grant funding. Once a project is selected, Southface partners with your organization on bid selection, project management and implementation. Your organization will have a 12 month period in which to complete project implementation.

  4. Data Collection and Final Inspection

    Once project implementation is complete, Southface engineers will complete a final onsite assessment of your facility to ensure proper installation and performance of the recommended projects. Finally, focusing on long-term impact, Southface collaborates with your organization to continually measure success after project implementation. Nurturing these partnerships means sustainable results for the communities nonprofits serve.


Application and Survey

Interested in becoming a NEWE partner? Complete our eligibility survey below to see if your organization is a good fit.

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Partner Stories

  • 01
    Angie Sproles — Tennessee
    Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast
  • 02
    Eric Turner — Georgia
    West Rome Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • 03
    Robbie Slocumb — Georgia
    Chatsworth Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • 04
    Wyatt Bevis — Georgia
    Tucker Unit Boys and Girls Club

Interested in learning more about NEWE Partner projects? See all case studies.

Partner Data Mapping

“The savings on utilities enable us to add needed program supplies, hire additional staff and help us raise money to secure additional needs for our Clubs.”


Chief Professional Officer Boys & Girls Club of Chattooga, Gordon, Murray and Whitfield Counties

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