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About Us

Our Mission

Earth Advantage is a Portland-based nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate the creation of better buildings. We provide knowledge to building professionals and information to consumers through certification, research, education, and product development to move the building industry towards more sustainable practices.

Our Core Values

We Live and Breathe Sustainability
We practice what we teach, and teach what we practice.
We focus on the We
It’s not about us. We believe in the power of collaboration, partnerships and superior customer service.
We Believe in Action Now
We guide the building industry by meeting people where they are and providing a roadmap forward.
We Put Transparency First
Remaining open about our activities is critical to building trust.
We Are Practical Visionaries
We believe solving big problems requires multi-disciplinary, holistic thinking that is firmly rooted in economic reality.
We Believe in Our People
We recognize our strength lies in the diverse background and experiences of our team, and therefore we are dedicated to persisting a rich, healthy, and happy internal culture.

Residential »

Certifications and services
for better homes

Commercial »

Certification for small commercial buildings

Education »

Training for building industry professionals

Research & Consulting »

Knowledge & advice to improve buildings

Find a Better Builder
Search for high performance builders or remodelers that work with Earth Advantage.
What makes a builder better?
Find an Accredited Professional
Accredited high-performance experts
The Benefits of Certification
Certified high-performance buildings are healthier, more efficient and show a documented increase in value.
Certified buildings are better buildings