Health Benefits of Residential Energy Efficiency
Posted on December 13, 2016
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. Interest is growing in exploring opportunities to work with health partners to leverage...
EarthCraft Awards Recognize the Best of the Built Environment
Posted on November 3, 2016
The EarthCraft Awards returned this year with a fresh take on what makes an EarthCraft project great. Developed in 1999 by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (Greater Atlanta HBA) and Southface, EarthCraft is the Southeast’s standard for green building – pairing building science with regional know-how. EarthCraft promotes energy...
Celebrate with us at the Annual EarthCraft Awards
Posted on October 18, 2016
Join us this Friday, October 21, as we honor our partners who have shown dedication to implementing the goals of EarthCraft throughout the built environment. If you are looking for a builder or technical advisor, this is a great opportunity to meet the professionals that work with us and make...
Have you registered for our September Builder Training?
Posted on September 12, 2016
On September 19, 2016, Southface is holding an EarthCraft Builder Training at their SWEET Center in Atlanta. Completing this training is the first step to becoming a certified EarthCraft Builder. All projects pursuing an EarthCraft Certification must be completed by one of our certified builders. Our Builder Trainings take a...
Please join us for our upcoming EarthCraft Builder training on August 25.
Posted on August 12, 2016
Whether you are interested in becoming an EarthCraft Builder or you just want to brush up on the latest construction practices, the EarthCraft builder course will prepare you for continued success. Throughout this one day course, instructors will address best practices for sustainable/high performance construction and the specific standards within...
Happy Birthday Southface
Posted on May 5, 2016
Looking Back to SUN Day, May 3, 1978: Southface’s First Birthday The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 changed the public’s perception of the environment. However, while the production and use of energy was a major driver behind many of the serious global and local environmental challenges of the...
EarthCraft Virginia now Viridiant
Posted on April 19, 2016
EarthCraft’s partner in Virginia has undergone some exciting new program changes including a name change and an increased focus on different aspects of sustainability while maintaining its commitment to the EarthCraft program. EarthCraft Virginia is transforming to serve an even broader audience by expanding efforts in education, consultation and certification....
New HVAC Training Avaliable
Posted on April 12, 2016
Designing and Installing High-Performance HVAC Systems the EarthCraft Way Due to recent interest, a new EarthCraft HVAC training has been scheduled. The training will take place at Southface’s SWEET Center on May 26, from 9AM to 5PM. The focus of the course will be creating high performance HVAC systems using EarthCraft’s...
Exciting Certifications
Posted on April 1, 2016
Within the past few months, several impressive EarthCraft homes have been certified, two projects in particular stand out because of the way they go above and beyond in their pursuit of sustainability and efficiency. These homes are worth noting because of their commitment to above code construction and the way in...
Stakeholder Input Needed for Light Commercial Deep Energy Prescriptive Path
Posted on January 14, 2016
If you could reduce a building’s energy consumption by 25% over code would you do it? Southface and EarthCraft have partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy and other industry stakeholders to develop a prescriptive path to reduce energy consumption by 25% with reference to ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for small-scale commercial...