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Since 1978, Southface has worked with the construction and development industry, government agencies, policy makers and citizens to promote sustainable homes, workplaces and communities. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Southface delivers its services under four pillars of work: education and training, research, advocacy and technical assistance. Being organized in this manner, Southface can provide unique opportunities to assist owners, builders and architects with the administration of the comprehensive LEED certification process.

Southface staff includes licensed architects and engineers, interior
designers, certified trainers, policy analysts, researchers and
communications experts.
In 2013, Southface advanced its mission under the four pillars of the
organization:
Education
• Trained over 3,500 individuals across the Southeast
• Proctored 193 Building Performance Institute credentialed examinations
• Reached over 2,200 civic and business leaders through conferences and
programs
Research:
• Founded Southface Advanced Commercial Buildings Initiative to research
cost-effective, data-driven energy solutions for small commercial buildings
• Partnered with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on long-term
effectiveness of air sealing
• Assisted the Savannah, Georgia Housing Authority on a test home
Advocacy:
• Conducted the Georgia Clean Energy Industry Census to quantify that
industry’s impact on the economy
• Collaborated with academia to develop a cost/benefit modeling tool for
energy efficiency programs
• Collaborated on the Public Service Commission’s Demand Side Management
Working Group
Technical assistance
• Certified 355 homes through LEED for Homes providership
• Partnered with USGBC in developing regional priority credits for LEED v4
• Supported a private client on LEED volume new construction; targeting 30
projects annually
• Partnered with the Green Building Science Institute on the first
international LEED for Homes project

Membership
January 15, 1999 - Present