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August 2020

Greenprints Conference

August 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Come Create a Regenerative South. Southface is calling all architects, engineers and building professionals! Are you a member of the AEC, policy or education communities looking to connect with industry innovators? Don’t miss Greenprints, the sustainability conference for the Southeast! Learn more about Greenprints

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July 2020

Understanding HVAC Load Calcs

July 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This webinar will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST. This webinar is intended for professionals in HVAC and home performance industries as well as designers and builders of new homes. We will provide a quick overview of building science with a focus on heat transfer. Participants will apply this knowledge to HVAC load calculations and design. We will provide an overview of Manual J and S and briefly introduce ACCA’s new manual for low-load homes. The webinar…

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August 2020

Design Strategies for a High-Performance Home

August 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This webinar will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST. This webinar is intended for architects, designers, builders, and raters of new homes. The webinar begins with an overview of building science and the house-as-a-system approach. Participants will apply this knowledge to total-home performance and the features it entails. This webinar will show participants best practices for designing a high-performance home, with a focus on efficiency, comfort, health, durability and environmental awareness. Participants will discover that high-performance homes…

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Clean Energy Webinar: Funding Alternative Fuel Fleet Conversions

August 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Discover how to find and fund alternative fuel fleet conversations and fueling for propane, natural gas and electric vehicle charging with grants, tax credits, purchasing cooperatives and more.  Learn how other Georgia projects have been funded.

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September 2020

Webinar: Renewable Energy Projects in GA From Solar to RNG

September 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Renewable Energy in Georgia  This webinar covers renewable natural gas projects, PV to EV, roadside and utility-scale solar and more. Join us for a look at how clean energy works in Georgia!

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Electric Vehicle Telematics with Clean Cities-Georgia

September 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Electric Vehicle Charging

Clean Cities-Georgia and the U.S. Department of Energy are looking for cities and counties interested in data collection and telematics for the electric vehicles (EVs) in their fleets. Fleets and EVs of all sizes (light-, medium-, and heavy-duty) are all eligible forfor 18-24 months of free telematics support. Data and analytics collected will inform a publicly-available national database to inform the next round of fleet electrification funding. Participants will have data loggers installed in their EVs at not cost, as…

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October 2020

Sustainable Communities Workshop

October 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$10

Join us in "Transforming to New Ways Forward" at Sarasota County's 15th annual Sustainable Communities Workshop. The 2020 Sustainable Communities Workshop will safely bring together individuals, businesses, institutions and government agencies to share and learn community-based strategies for environmental, economic and social sustainability. Previously held as an in-person workshop, the 2020 event transitions to a webinar setting for enhanced safety and access. The online format allows us to gather a larger audience, and connect individuals to featured speakers from anywhere in…

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November 2020

Clean Energy Webinar: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Showcase

November 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A high-tech, new vehicle and charging technology showcase of electric vehicles, natural gas and propane-fueled cars, trucks and buses. Go live with with manufacturers and dealers to see the latest, high-tech, new vehicles, charging and fueling systems. What new electric, natural gas, and propane vehicles can Georgia expect to see in the next five years?

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December 2020

Winter Solstice

December 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$15

After a unique and unforgettable 2020, we're looking forward to capping off the year with our Southface community! Join us for a virtual Winter Solstice celebration, and enjoy a restful evening honoring our 2020 Volunteers of the Year and Organizational Partner of the Year award winners while sharing our vision for 2021. For added fun, make yourself a wintry drink led by a bartender from Tasteful Gatherings and laugh along with a live improv performance by Dad’s Garage from the comfort…

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January 2021

Energy Star Multifamily Webinar

January 25 @ 10:00 am - January 28 @ 2:00 pm
$450
2004- Gables multifamily

This webinar will be on January 25 to January 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. Southface is offering a credential which as of July 1, 2021 will be a new requirement for any energy rating company seeking to provide energy analysis and/or on-site inspections or testing for site-built Energy Star-certified multifamily units! Don't miss this opportunity. Every energy rating company must have at least one person on staff who has completed the Energy Star Multifamily New Construction (MFNC)…

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February 2021

Member Networking Event: What Is Your Sustainability Wishlist for the Next Four Years?

February 11 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for an online Southface member exclusive networking event. This January we ushered in a new year and a new political moment. Thursday, February 11, connect virtually with other sustainability professionals and discuss your goals and plans for the next four years. We will break out into groups of 8 to keep conversations intimate and solutions driven. Bring your beverage of choice and catch up with old friends or make new ones. Sign up fast! Registration ends February 9.

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September 2021

September BIT Building Community Call: Making Green Purchasing Decisions Easier for BIT Building Operators

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Discussion Many building operators develop recycling and waste management strategies while unaware  of the important, complementary role that green purchasing plays. A green purchasing strategy can be integral for achieving high levels of waste diversion by ensuring most materials that come through the building match the recycling collection and waste diversion processes. Additionally, recycling becomes more viable and cost effective when there is a robust market for products derived from recycled content. Please join us for the next BIT Building…

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February 2021

EarthCraft Real Estate Training

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free
Real estate agent handing over keys

Join EarthCraft on Thursday, February 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET. for a free real estate course. This course is perfect for any residential real estate professionals who may be looking to better understand how to market and sell an EarthCraft-certified home as well as other high-performance properties. The course will offer 3 CEUs through the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC). This is also a great introduction to builders and other professionals interested in learning how to better…

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July 2021

Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verification – Online Training

July 26 @ 9:00 am - July 28 @ 1:00 pm

This three-day online course is designed to introduce the skills necessary to become a Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier, certified to perform the diagnostic testing required for new homes by the 2009 and 2012 IECC amendments (content updated for new Georgia 2020 energy code). An in-person evaluation will occur on the fourth day and require those attendees seeking certification to schedule a time to complete it, unless the instructor can coordinate a virtual evaluation if students have the necessary…

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August 2021

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater – Online Training

August 16 @ 8:30 am - September 1 @ 12:30 pm

With Southface, you can become a Certified Home Energy Rater, one of the highest residential energy credentials that can be earned by an individual. We offer a live online version of our long-respected Home Energy Rating System (HERS) training, developed and maintained by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). Check out the website link for more course-specific information.  

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September 2021

Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verification – Online Training

September 27 @ 9:00 am - September 29 @ 1:00 pm

This three-day online course is designed to introduce the skills necessary to become a Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier, certified to perform the diagnostic testing required for new homes by the 2009 and 2012 IECC amendments (content updated for new Georgia 2020 energy code). An in-person evaluation will occur on the fourth day and require those attendees seeking certification to schedule a time to complete it, unless the instructor can coordinate a virtual evaluation if students have the necessary…

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August 2021

August BIT Building Community Call: Landlord-Tenant Engagement – A Beneficial Partnership That’s Worth the Effort

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Discussion Some of the best-performing buildings have one, important thing in common - landlords and tenants working together towards the shared goal of operational efficiency. Please join us for the next BIT Building Community Call on Friday, August 6th, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on the mutual benefits realized by a good landlord-tenant relationship as well as some best practices for creating a valuable partnership. Speakers Alexandra Harry, LEED AP, Fitwel Ambassador, Assistant Director, Sustainability and…

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July 2021

Webinar: How the Clean Energy Industry is Changing

July 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The clean energy industry is in flux, as new systems and energy sources come online that hold great promise and potential challenges. Hear from the Southeast’s top experts on the latest ideas, trends, and technologies driving change in this critically important and dynamic sector. In this event from the Atlanta Regional Commission, our president Andrea Pinabell will be speaking among other great panelists, be sure to register to hear this great discussion.

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October 2021

ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Live Online Training

October 19 @ 10:00 am - October 21 @ 2:00 pm
$450

Join Southface Institute for a live, instructor-led online training this fall to maintain or expand your ENERGY STAR service offerings and expertise. Over the course of three four-hour sessions, you’ll learn how to identify and quantify building components and systems for ENERGY STAR certification and prepare for the EPA exam.   Southface’s training offers real-time engagement with expert trainer Mike Barcik and industry peers. This format has proven to be effective — 100% of those who have taken this version of the course with Southface have passed the test.  Includes access to EPA exam and one re-test  Qualifies for 18 RESNET Continuing Education Units  Training discount for Southface Members - 10% off Note: Have you heard?…

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Georgia Power IRP – Introduction and Overview

October 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Georgia Power IRP – Introduction and Overview is designed to answer questions like: What is the IRP? How does the process work? What’s included in the filing? How do I get involved? This session will examine key topics anticipated in the 2022 proceeding. Interested parties can register for all or any individual sessions. We welcome everyone to participate! Southface, Vote Solar and Partnership for Southern Equity invite you to a six-part training and roundtable discussion series designed to give you…

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