Southface authors and collects many technical documents about green building techniques, best practices in design and the use of appropriate technology. The resources found here are accessible through many of the program and service pages elsewhere on the site, but have all been compiled here. Use this tool for information on energy code, national standards, white papers, fact sheets and more.
Energy Code: Southface specializes and trains professionals in commercial and residential energy code throughout the Southeast. These document resources support that initiative.
Energy Code Resources
2020 Georgia Energy Code Overview and Certificate
2020 Southface Presentation Slides Georgia Residential Energy Code
2020 Georgia Supplements and Amendments
Appendix RA Air Sealing and Insulation Key Points
2015 IECC Excerpt_Chap4
Tools and Support
Appropriate Ventilation Strategies White Paper
Southface Weighted Average Calculator (U and SHGC)
UA Trade Off Tool
2020 Georgia Commercial Field Guide
2020 Georgia Residential Field Guide
2020 Guía de Campo Commercial
2020 Guía de Campo Residential
Commercial Combustion Safety Toolkit
N082 – Building Science 101
DCA Construction Codes Update Presentation
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Building Science: Building science is core to the Southface education initiatives. These documents support those efforts.
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Course: Sample agendas and FAQs for technical courses. Check course specifics for detailed information.
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Policy: Southface policy initiatives include renewable energy, affordable housing and community development to name a few.
> Keeping the Lights On: Energy Efficiency and Community Solar for All Georgians
> The Water Energy Nexus
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Research: Building science research
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> Eco Office building dashboard
Advanced Commercial Building Initiative:Support documents and toolkits
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Professional Locator: Find a Green Rater, HERS Rater or Duct, Envelope and Tightness Verifier