Green certified home renovations are sure to become more common in Decatur starting this spring, thanks in large part to the research efforts of Southface’s EarthCraft team.
Last month, Southface conducted preliminary energy and cost-savings analyses of three recently renovated homes pursuing EarthCraft Renovation certification as part of the implementation of the City of Decatur’s “High Performance Building Standard,” requiring all new construction and commercial renovation meeting certain thresholds to be certified under a green building standard.
| February 23, 2017
Residential energy efficiency (EE) program administrators and other stakeholders are increasingly interested in understanding the potential occupant health benefits of EE upgrades in homes, and the methodologies to fully value health co-benefits in EE program cost-effectiveness practices.Read More
| December 8, 2016
“Making a Difference” and working towards a more sustainable future is core to who Southface is as an organization. So many of the programs and initiatives impact the lives and support the livelihoods of so many around the Southeast and across the U.S.Read More
| November 30, 2016
The EarthCraft Awards returned this year with a fresh take on what makes an EarthCraft project great.Read More
| November 1, 2016
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…Read More
| October 20, 2016
Our Education and Technical Assistance team has a vast breadth and depth of knowledge—ranging from the fundamentals of building science to LEED® administration to energy code standards to combustion safety—and believes that learning is never finished.Read More
| October 19, 2016
Southface promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance.