Building Certifications

Third party verified green building certifications rely on independent verifiers to authenticate that a home or building has met established performance thresholds. Regional and national third-party verified certifications have helped shift the design and construction industries toward resilience and high efficiency. We have 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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SOUTHACE CALENDAR

Wed 26

Public Tour

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri 28

February BIT Building Call

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 04

Public Tour

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mar 05

EarthCraft Builder Training

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

"Homebuyers are increasingly interested in well-built and sustainable homes. Buyers are becoming aware of the way that a home’s structure affects their utility bills, and they’re looking for proper insulation techniques and products.”

- Beth Fore, Vice President of Operations and Consulting at Cablik Enterprises

THE JOURNAL

What the 2020 Georgia Energy Code Updates Mean for You
Starting January 1 there are new regulations to follow

Attention building professionals: Effective January 1, 2020, all new construction and renovations in Georgia must comply with new State Minimum Standard Energy Code, the first major revision of the energy code in nearly a decade. The new code includes substantial updates that will improve energy efficiency, as well as indoor air quality, moisture control, ventilation and occupant comfort in both residential and commercial buildings.

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Southface Institute – A Look Back on a Successful 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, Southface Institute is thankful for the victories that supporters have helped the nonprofit achieve in creating more sustainable homes, workplaces and communities here in Atlanta, in the Southeast and across the country. Here are a few of the standout accomplishments this year.

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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.

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Your support enables Southface to launch and lead important initiatives across the sustainability spectrum—bold programs made possible through the generosity of our donors. Become a member today!

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