Training the Next Generation of Green Building Professionals

Over the past two years, Georgia’s construction industry has seen a 5.5 percent annual increase. As demand for green building grows in Atlanta and statewide, Southface teamed up with a west Atlanta high school to cultivate the next generation of green building professionals and prepare them for a successful, rewarding career in a growing market.…

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By David Bailey | June 6, 2018

3 Things You Should Know About Your House But You Probably Don’t

No matter the size, homes are highly-complex structures with a foundation built on science. From air conditioning and water heaters to insulation and air sealing, the mechanical systems in our buildings are deeply interconnected, and interior and exterior components must work in harmony to ensure your home is comfortable, secure, and energy efficient. Southface’s Fundamentals…

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By David Bailey | April 17, 2018

Empowering Georgia Workforces through Green Infrastructure

After months of preparation, Southface officially launched The Green Infrastructure and Resilience Institute (GIRI). GIRI recognizes the benefits of GI and provides knowledge and experience to deploy transformative GI projects throughout Metro Atlanta and in additional Georgia communities.

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By Dayna Thompson | December 13, 2017

The Link between Health and Built Environments

We’ve learned since grade school that outdoor air pollution has a significant impact on our health, but what about the hidden dangers of poor indoor air quality (IAQ)? While many of us know dust, smoke and pet dander found in homes can cause and trigger respiratory illnesses, it is easy for people to overlook the…

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By Dayna Thompson | October 17, 2017

Southface LMS and Energy Code Hotline

Georgia was selected to participate in a Residential Energy Code Field Study by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This project will determine how to best help homes capture energy savings by increasing energy code compliance through series of statewide education and outreach efforts to the building industry. Our program partners are currently providing free…

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By Dayna Thompson | August 23, 2017

Healthy Home Evaluator Launches: Healthy Homes, Healthy People

In early October, the Building Performance Institute (BPI) announced the nationwide launch of the Healthy Home Evaluator certification program. The Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) is a credentialing program that was developed via a partnership between BPI and the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) with the goal of creating healthier homes and healthier people by…

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By Diondra Powers | October 20, 2016

The Journey from Car Repair Shop to Energy-Efficient Training Facility

In 1947, a brick building at 590 Piedmont Avenue housed a car repair garage. Today, nearly 70 years later, the 4,700-square-foot structure is a shining example of adaptive reuse, earning both EarthCraft Light Commercial and the LEED Commercial Interiors certifications.

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By Southface Staff | February 11, 2016

SWEET Center Celebrates Five Years of Training

This month, SWEET Center celebrates five years of training in building science and vocational certifications.

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By Joey Shea | November 4, 2015

Southface Trainings in the Virgin Islands

Steve Herzlieb traveled to the US Virgin Islands to deliver training on building performance principles. Southface partnered with the Virgin Islands Energy Office and the University of the Virgin islands to provide this opportunity for the students.

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By Joey Shea | September 2, 2015

Meet Jack Wynn: Iraq veteran and energy efficiency entrepreneur

Marine Corps veteran Jack Wynn was inspired to start his own home energy improvement business after dramatically lowering his own utility bills. Southface’s veteran education benefit program is helping him reach that goal.

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By Southface Staff | April 21, 2015

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