EarthCraft Breathes New Life into Decatur Green Homes

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.

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By Southface Staff | February 23, 2017
Before and after of Iberville Offsites.

Fulcrum Follow-up: Iberville Offsites

In March of 2016 at the Greenprints Conference, Southface debuted the Fulcrum Awards. As we approach the second annual Fulcrum Awards, we checked in with inaugural winners.

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By test admin | January 17, 2017
Rodale Organic Life House

Visit the Rodale Organic Life House

Announcing the newest EarthCraft addition to the Serenbe community: the Rodale Organic Life House, located in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia.

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By Diondra Powers | January 4, 2017
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Fulcrum Follow-Up: Stanton Oaks

In March of 2016 at the Greenprints Conference, Southface debuted the Fulcrum Awards. As we approach the second annual Fulcrum Awards, we checked in with inaugural winners.

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By test admin | December 14, 2016
Residential EE White Paper

Health Benefits of Residential Energy Efficiency

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.

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By Diondra Powers | December 8, 2016

“Making A Difference” Towards a More Sustainable Future

“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.

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By Diondra Powers | November 30, 2016

EarthCraft Awards Recognize the Best of the Built Environment

The EarthCraft Awards returned this year with a fresh take on what makes an EarthCraft project great.

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By test admin | November 1, 2016

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
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Southface Staff Earns Master Trainer Milestones

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.

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By Diondra Powers | October 19, 2016

Rule Your Attic This Fall

ENERGY STAR® wants you to take action today and “Rule Your Attic” to stop wasting energy, save money, increase your home’s comfort, and reduce the pollution that contributes to climate change.

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By Diondra Powers | October 17, 2016

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