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August 2020

Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier – Online Training

August 31, 2020 @ 9:00 am - September 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
$475
Blower Door equipment needed for DET

This online training will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. Join us for a three-day course 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. An in-person evaluation will occur on Sept. 3 or 4 and require any attendee seeking certification to schedule a time to complete their exam(s). COVID-19 protocols will be enforced to…

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EarthCraft Light Commercial: Virtual Lunch n’ Learn

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

Join us on Wednesday, August 5th for a virtual Lunch n’ Learn on EarthCraft Light Commercial from 1-2 PM EST. W&A Engineering will join to share their experiences certifying their office building with EarthCraft Light Commercial FitOut.

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Webinar Series – Building Science, Parts 1 and 2

August 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - August 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

This webinar will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST. This course provides a thorough overview of the principles of building science, including the effects of thermodynamics, air pressure, and moisture on energy efficiency, air quality, and overall building performance. Participants will also learn how factors like climate, building orientation, and thermal bridging, as well as how the “building as a system” approach, can inform decisions around building design and construction. INSTRUCTORS:  MIKE BARCIK Technical Principal JOEY STARR…

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Webinar Series – Envelope, Parts 1 and 2

August 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - August 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

This webinar will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST. In addition to an overview of ASHRAE 90.1-2016 requirements around insulation, the air barrier, roof assemblies, and other components in the building envelope, this training covers best practices for proper air-sealing and insulation installation, and what to look for during energy code inspection. Content in this training is based on findings from a major field study undertaken by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), in partnership with the…

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Webinar Series – Lighting, Parts 1 and 2

August 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - August 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am

This webinar will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST. This training covers everything related to lighting and is helpful for architects, builders, and code officials alike. Content includes how to verify compliance with lighting power densities, lighting control requirements, minimum daylighting requirements, receptacle controls, and more. Participants will also gain practical knowledge around COMcheck for lighting, develop lighting strategies based on actual building plans, and explore some above-code approaches recommended by Southface. Content in this training is…

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Webinar Series – Mechanical Code and Overall Review

August 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - August 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

This webinar will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST. This training begins with an “HVAC 101” overview of basic equipment and options within the commercial building world. Participants will learn the steps in the Simplified Approach, which is suitable for most commercial buildings and makes it easier to show compliance. This training also covers important information about dedicated outdoor air (DOA), economizers, and a wide range of controls required in today’s energy codes. Importantly, participants will also…

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Clean Energy Webinar: Alt Fuel Vehicles and Fueling – How it Works

August 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

An informative 4-part series focusing on Georgia’s resiliency and clean energy economy, with Alt Fuel Fleets and Renewables. Discover how electric, natural gas and propane vehicles are working across Georgia for business and municipalities. Program:  Moderated by Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols Live field demonstrations  & case studies from around Georgia Q&A at the end (submitted online) The recording will be posted to www.CleanEnergyRoadshow.com

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November 2020

Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier – Online Training

November 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am - December 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
$475
Blower Door equipment needed for DET

This online training will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. Join us for a three-day course 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. An in-person evaluation will occur on Dec. 3 or 4 and require any attendee seeking certification to schedule a time to complete their exam(s). COVID-19 protocols will be enforced to…

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Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable: Beyond Energy Efficiency – Building Resiliency in Schools Through Solar-Plus-Storage

November 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

All schools and nonprofits can benefit from efficiency upgrades that help them save utility costs, increasing funds for vital programs while building resiliency to deal with the unexpected, such as weather-related emergencies or the fallout of events like COVID-19. With increasing awareness of the accessibility of solar power, along with new opportunities in funding, more schools are seeking this option than ever before. Join our panel, representing schools, community advocates and solar experts for a discussion about the benefits of…

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March 2021

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater – Online Training

March 15 @ 8:30 am - March 31 @ 12:30 pm
$525 – $2845

This training occurs Mondays through Fridays, March 15 - March 31, 2021. Registration Deadline: Monday, March 8 Cost includes required RESNET exams. Responding to the market needs for virtual education, Southface brings this longtime training offering to a new, live online format with our expert trainers! Completion of this training is the necessary step for becoming a Certified Home Energy Rater authorized to administer the Home Energy Rating System (HERS), as developed and maintained by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). Southface…

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Clean Cities-Georgia eTRU Webinar

March 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Does your company currently own or operate Trailer Refrigeration Units (TRUs)?Has your company considered moving from diesel TRUs to electric? Clean Cities-Georgia will be hosting a webinar to discuss Electric Trailer Refrigeration Unit (eTRU) technology and how it can help reduce idling, improve as company fleet emissions, and meet organizational sustainability goals. If you are or have a connection to a municipality, regional commission, or in the trucking industry, register for the webinar below.    

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April 2021

Member Networking Event: How Do You Stay Digitally Connected and Environmentally Conscious in a Remote World?

April 22 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Join us this Earth day, April 22, for our next Southface member exclusive networking event. During the pandemic, many of us are spending most of our time at home. Working and schooling from home can have its advantages, less miles on the road and time lost to a commute, but what are the costs of this digital environment? Video calls, streaming in HD, and downloading massive files can cause a drain on the energy grid. What are some solutions to…

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May 2021

Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verification Training

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$550

If you work in construction and take pride in delivering homes that are energy-efficient, comfortable, safe and code-compliant, then Duct and Envelope Testing (DET) Verifier training is a great skill to have in your professional toolbox! 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…

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ADECA – Manual J Load Calculations for HVAC

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Southface Technical Principal Mike Barcik will cover the following topics: • Alabama Energy Code requirements regarding sizing, design, and selection of HVAC equipment and ducts • How the ACCA Manual J calculation standards are used to determine appropriate sizing of HVAC equipment • Consequences an improperly sized HVAC system has on moisture control and the effect excessive moisture has on building durability and occupant comfort and health • Common errors and intentionally incorrect data inputs and see examples of such…

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ADECA Commercial Energy Code Training: Overview of HVAC Requirements

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Southface Technical Principal Mike Barcik will cover the following topics: The main HVAC requirements found in the Alabama Commercial Energy Code (ASHRAE 90.1-2013 and IECC-2015) ASHRAE 90.1's Simple System option, an 18-point prescriptive pathway that over 80% of all commercial projects are eligible to use A review of additional prescriptive and mandatory HVAC content (for non-simple systems)

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HVAC Sizing and Load Calculations

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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July 2021

Sustainability in Action Roundtable: How do we embed environmental justice and racial equity into a regenerative economic model?

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

It is no surprise that the linear economic model of “Take-Make-Dispose” has created countless environmental crises. Extracting resources from the earth, and their ultimate return in the form of waste, often pollutes adjacent ecosystems and communities. Historically, the communities most impacted by environmental waste have been low-income, communities of color. This has created untold negative impacts on the long-term health and human potential of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) communities. As we begin to shift our approach from…

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June 2021

Summer Solstice

June 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Celebrate the longest day of the year with us, and try your hand at creating a delicious Solstice Blueberry Vodka cocktail. Download the recipe here: Summer Solstice Recipe. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. ET and will have networking opportunities.

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ADECA – Inspection Checklist Webinar

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for this free webinar which helps demonstrate key field inspection items. Download the free one page (front and back) checklist and see visuals and hear discussion of each topic: Identify and reinforce code requirements Break down site inspections into up to 3 visits Learn the details and understand each inspection item See images and hear discussion of how to properly comply with energy code inspection items Value that if all items are properly addressed, the home should perform in…

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