Building Certifications

Third party verified green building certifications rely on independent verifiers to authenticate that a home or building has met established performance thresholds. Third-party verified certifications have helped shift the design and construction industries toward resilience and high efficiency. Southface has decades of experience creating and administering building certification programs locally, regionally and nationally.

How We Can Help

Southface has helped thousands of owners, builders and architects to navigate the building certification process for many nationally recognized green building programs. In addition, we provide on-site technical assistance, including blower door tests, and the physical inspections and verifications often needed to achieve a green building certification.

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July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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July BIT Building Community Call

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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EarthCraft House Builder

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

THE JOURNAL

Southface’s New Pathway to Sustainable Buildings

Does a building really have to be built to a premium sustainability standard to use and benefit from performance-boosting strategies? BIT Building, a new program from Southface Institute, has a plan to help everyday buildings of all types and ages, whether commercial buildings, non-profits, schools or religious spaces, dramatically improve their building performance.   The…

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Top Articles from EarthCraft in 2017

For EarthCraft, 2017 was a year of growth and sustained commitment to improving high performance, energy efficiency, and environment stewardship in buildings throughout the community. If we had to describe 2017 in a single word, it would be “impact.” Over the past 12 months, EarthCraft has worked to expand the reach of the green building…

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EarthCraft Can Now Certify Your Commercial Interior Spaces

  The EarthCraft Light Commercial program is about to get “retrofitted.” This month, the EarthCraft Light Commercial (ECLC) team is pushing out its certification program for commercial interior spaces. Referred to as EarthCraft Fit Out, the new certification option is closely aligned with the Light Commercial arm of the EarthCraft program but focuses specifically on…

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