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. The…Read More
Here at Southface Institute, we’re committed to building better communities through consulting, workforce development and advocacy for sustainability. But there are so many ways to help the environment, the community and each other. While you’re planning your 2019 approach to be a part of leaving things better than you found them, here is a collection…Read More
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.
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.Read More
The Eco Office impressed architects on tour with the AIA National Convention by achieving a 98 re-certification in the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program and by spending less than $25 a day on utilities.Read More
Bosch Greensource Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps Deliver Cost Savings With High Efficiency Green Technology The Bosch Greensource CDi series stands for Complete Design with Innovation, and is built and tested to be one of the highest efficiency and most reliable units on the market. The Greensource™ CDi Series Model SM heat pump comes in cooling…Read More
Southface’s long-term research interests in this project are to analyze the performance of two unique features of this home over the course of a year and expand the knowledge of actual field performance of these emerging technologies.Read More