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June 2020

Green Infrastructure Low-Impact Development: Operations+Maintenance Online Training

June 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - June 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Free
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July 2020

July BIT Building Call: Composting

July 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sixteen percent of methane gas emitted comes from rotting wasted food in landfills. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Composting and vermicomposting of organic materials are growing management options for commercial establishments. Join Southface Institute at the BIT Building Community Call on July 24 from 2-3 p.m. ET to hear Blair Michal of Atlanta-based Compost Now and Rhonda Sherman of North Carolina State University discuss getting started and best practices for composting…

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June 2020

Combustion Safety – No Tools Required!

June 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

This webinar is intended for professionals in the home performance industry and HVAC as well as designers and builders of new homes. We will provide an overview of building science with a focus on the “house as a system approach.” Participants will apply this knowledge to combustion equipment in the home. We will learn about carbon monoxide and its effects on the body. We will illustrate how minor design choices in a home can have major impacts on how well…

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The HERS Associate Module 1: It All Begins with Building Science

June 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Houses are systems and understanding how the individual components interact is critical for success. This module focuses on the physics of how Heat, Air and Moisture flow, and how to use this knowledge for peak performance.

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The HERS Associate Module 2: Cracking the Building Energy Code

June 11, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Examine the energy code from a historical perspective and grasp the scope, basic structure and content of the latest energy codes.

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The HERS Associate Module 3: Demystifying Energy Modeling

June 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Modeling heat flow starts with some basic equations. Using computers to crunch the numbers, these calculations can be rapidly performed to simulate the energy performance of a home on an hourly basis.

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The HERS Associate Module 4: Healthy Homes Matter – Understanding IAQ & Ventilation

June 25, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A high-performance home isn’t just efficient and comfortable. It has to be a place where the occupants can breathe safely.

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July 2020

The HERS Associate Module 5: An Industry that Puts it all Together – The World of HERS Raters

July 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Having learned about energy modeling and the latest energy code compliance option, the ERI, a few of the fundamental tenants of the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) industry have been introduced.

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June 2020

EarthCraft Council Webinar – Building Science 101

June 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn more about the EarthCraft program and council.

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January 2021

January BIT Community Call: What can operators complete with an unoccupied building? Energy, water and air audits

January 29, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

What performance upgrades can building operators complete while facilities are at low occupancy due to the pandemic? Join us this Friday, January 29, for our BIT Building Community Call to learn about energy, water and air audits.

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March 2021

March BIT Community Call: A Conversation of Sustainable Landscape Maintenance Best Practices

March 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Please join us for the BIT Building Community Call next Friday, March 26, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on landscaping and exterior maintenance, related to BIT BP 14! Spencer Peck, Environmental Specialist from the City of Atlanta's Department of Watershed Management, and Steve Place, Horticulturalist from the Kendeda Building for Innovative Design, will educate us on all of the incredible benefits of green infrastructure. The call will be moderated by Southface's BIT Building team. We…

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May 2021

May BIT Community Call: Data Tracking Your Building: Why, How, and What to Do With Fluctuations

May 28, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

More information coming soon. 

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April 2021

COMcheck Webinar

April 29, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Southface Institute's Technical Principal Mike Barcik will provide a comprehensive overview and demonstration of the use of COMcheck for energy code compliance on commercial and high-rise residential construction. This training is sponsored by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. Code officials, architects, contractors and other professionals in the commercial construction sector are encouraged to attend. Participants will receive a certificate of completion valid for 2 hours of continuing education credit.

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