Technical Assistance

Small Commercial Buildings Benefit from ACBI

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Over the past three years, Southface has conducted research on the small commercial building sector through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Advanced Commercial Building Initiative (ACBI) aims to demystify building systems and remove barriers to resource efficiency. The small commercial sector (buildings less than 50,000 sq. ft.) has long been a…

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Make Lemonade

Want to know how to maximize your return on investment and turn lemons into lemonade? Look for these features and technologies when replacing your HVAC system.

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Signaling Continued Improvement

What if a text could alert you to a small water leak in your home? These “small” energy and water leaks can really add up over time, and most building owners or tenants would not realize that they had a problem until the utility bill arrived, often weeks later. WaterSignal is helping to change that.

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Your Next Prescription: Healthy Homes

Nationally, building scientists and healthcare professionals are learning that both common and more obscure irritants can be addressed in environmental home assessments and interventions, improving both the comfort and health of our indoor environments. Southface is positioning itself at the forefront of this movement.

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Hope and Will’s Room Promotes Health and Wellbeing at Southeastern Designer Showhouse

“Hope and Will’s Room,” located on the terrace level, is the result of thoughtful collaboration between Rabaut Design Associates and Southface. The room increases public awareness of the impact our buildings have on our wellbeing by implementing evidence-based design standards such as biophilic design for improved health, and by specifying no- to low-VOC and Red List Free items to minimize exposure to harsh chemicals.

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