Southface Institute: Blog

Integrated Design: A Case Study of Weatherford Place

Green Building

The residential workshop took place at Weatherford Place, a Solar Community of EcoCraft Hybrid™ Homes in Roswell designed and constructed by Cadmus Construction. The development has achieved the first Platinum Level LEED for Homes Certification in Georgia, a pioneering feat attained by only five percent of LEED for Homes certification recipients nationwide.

Tags: EarthCraft, LEED, Solar

Health aspects of LEED certification

Building Health
Green Building

The USGBC’s goal is to provide a program that gives building teams tools to develop high-performance, healthy living spaces. Southface utilizes this tool to provide technical assistance and sustainability consulting services for many clients interested in providing healthy environments in their homes, school, offices, and clinics.

Tags: Indoor Air Quality, LEED

Southface’s IREC-accredited Trainings and DOE’s Quality Work Plan


In July 2012, Southface became one of the first Weatherization Training Centers (WTC) in the country to earn IREC Accreditation for its Energy Auditor Training Program. In January 2014, Southface earned IREC Accreditation for the remaining three Home Energy Professional Training Programs: Quality Control Inspector, Retrofit Installer Technician and Crew Leader, making Southface one of only seven WTCs in the country to possess IREC Accreditation for all four of the Home Energy Professional designations.

Tags: Weatherization

EarthCraft Virginia's Sustainable Leadership Awards

Green Building

EarthCraft Virginia is an independent nonprofit organization that started as a special initiative of Southface, but has truly flourished over its 10-year history. I had the honor of offering remarks at this years’ ceremony where individuals were recognized for their accomplishments in advancing green building and sustainable community design.

Tags: EarthCraft

SART: International Sustainability


Speakers at the April Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART) discussed the achievements and areas of opportunity for sustainability in Atlanta, Germany and Canada.

Tags: SART

Greenprints 2014: Keynote Cliff Majersik


Greenprints keynote Cliff Majersik highlighted the importance of gathering and managing environmental data on commercial buildings across the U.S.

Tags: Greenprints