Earth Advantage Institute
A building industry in harmony with the environment.
The Earth Advantage Institute Mission
We design tools to create better buildings. Our organization persists an innovation model that compliments market driven thinking while remaining at the vanguard of progress. We strive to transform the building industry to harmonize the natural and built environment for future generations.
Earth Advantage Institute focuses on a currently hidden component of the human impact on Earth—building energy efficiency. The impact of building energy efficiency however, is not invisible, accounting for nearly 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Despite its impact, building energy efficiency is the easiest, most immediate and cost-effective pathway to significantly reducing the built environment’s impact on the Earth’s climate.
Earth Advantage Institute develops and delivers tools and strategies to solve these problems that are inherent in our built environment. We do so through three main activities: education, certification, research and consulting. We support all participants in the building sector, from real estate professionals and contractors to architects and developers.
Focus on human-centered, restorative actions using a pathway from local to global change.
Provide benefit and value to the individual, community and environment that is commercially attractive.
Deliver education, conduct research, inform policy, and create standards, all centered on innovation.