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The comprehensive nature of the Earth Advantage Commercial program is designed to improve health, comfort, durability, energy efficiency and water efficiency while reducing operating expenses. Earth Advantage Commercial incorporates key high performance strategies through a streamlined set of cumulative measures which helps keep certification soft costs low. The result is a straightforward system for certifying mainstream small commercial buildings.

Earth Advantage Commercial Facts

  • Accommodates buildings up to 70,000 sq. ft.

  • Designed for new construction and major renovations

  • Best suited for buildings smaller than 50,000 sq. ft.

  • No energy modeling required

  • Commissioning only required at Platinum level certification

  • No points system - prescriptive sets of measures

  • 30% average energy savings beyond code

  • Standards and tools referenced (partial list): FSC, GreenGuard®,
    Green Seal, Walk Score®, International Dark Sky Association, ENERGY STAR including Portfolio Manager

  • Energy Code Referenced: ASHRAE 90.1 - 2007

  • Project size range: 5,000 - 100,000 sq. ft.
    (systems must be compatible with the Advanced Buildings Core Performance Guide)

  • Typical Building Types: Office including Medical Office, Retail including Restaurants,
    Schools and Higher Ed, Public Assembly

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