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New Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) Scholarship Program

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Earth Advantage is committed to a mission that values diversity, equity and inclusion, and we are excited to offer a new SHP scholarship opportunity to help advance these goals. The Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) Scholarship Program is intended to serve populations who have been historically disadvantaged in the building industry and aims to provide green building technical training… Read More »

New OR Residential Specialty Code and How it Will Impact the Earth Advantage Home Certification Program (v2.0)

New OR Residential Specialty Code and How it Will Impact the Earth Advantage Home Certification Program (v2.0) class=
As many of you already know, the current Earth Advantage Home Certification (EAHC v1.0) points worksheet is being revised this year and will be unveiled in 2018 as v2.0 with an updated points worksheet. Timelines for the change over from EAHC v1.0 to EAHC v2.0 will be communicated to all stakeholders at the beginning of 2018. The 2017 Oregon Residential Specialty Code update will require home builders… Read More »

Building Innovation is Thriving in Central Oregon

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This past weekend the Green and Solar Tour, presented by The Environmental Center, showcased the commitment of Central Oregon designers, builders and developers to produce ever more efficient and sustainable living spaces. The week leading up to the Green and Solar tour was The Energy Challenge Week. … Read More »

Mitsubishi and Earth Advantage Team Up to Promote Energy Efficient Mini Split Systems

Mitsubishi and Earth Advantage Team Up to Promote Energy Efficient Mini Split Systems class=
Mini split systems are a great choice for high performance builders to improve comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality. Mitsubishi and Earth Advantage will be providing a free training session on “Mini Split systems for High Performance Homes” on November 7th at 4pm at the Earth Advantage Portland office.… Read More »

Tight and Right Ventilation Strategies

Tight and Right Ventilation Strategies class=
I’ve purchased a continuous run bath fan for my two-story home, should I install it upstairs or down?… Read More »

Environmentally Conscious Homes are Growing in Popularity

Environmentally Conscious Homes are Growing in Popularity class=
Today, green is defined not only in terms of water, energy and cost-savings, but also in terms of the "health of the built environment. Couple that with smart technology, and homes built now may have little in common with homes built even a decade or two ago. Environmental consciousness is a pervasive part of worldwide culture and concern.… Read More »

Questions to ponder: MERV vs. MRP vs FRP; what is an equivalent air-filter?

Questions to ponder: MERV vs. MRP vs FRP; what is an equivalent air-filter? class=
Have you ever wondered:  What all those ratings stand for on air-filters?  Why there are multiple air-filter ratings to begin with?   How do you determine an equivalent air-filter to install? … Read More »

Move Your Window Headers to the Rim for Better Thermal Performance

Move Your Window Headers to the Rim for Better Thermal Performance class=
Window headers have always been a weak point in the thermal performance of a building shell, and the most common solution is to face the header with rigid foam. Even with a foil-faced polyisocyanurate rigid foam product, such as R-Max, headers typically have less than half the insulation R value of the rest of the wall cavity in a 2X6 wall with blown insulation. Even worse, large window openings frequently have a full depth header that is a substantial source of thermal bridging.… Read More »

Add Value by Building Solar Ready

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Solar ready construction is a great way to add value to your homes at a very minimal cost. The process involves prepping the home for solar—making sure there’s adequate roof space for a future system, installing conduit, and leaving room for solar components—so the buyer can seamlessly make the jump to a full solar installation when the time is right.… Read More »

EQO PRO LLC distributor of Ecoraster® Permeable Paver Grid and Bloxx Systems

EQO PRO LLC distributor of Ecoraster® Permeable Paver Grid and Bloxx Systems class=
Ecoraster®  Introducing the original flexible porous plastic paving, designed in Germany and manufactured in North America by Purus NA Ecoraster Inc. With over 20 years of history the manufacturer stands behind the product with the industry’s only 20-year warranty. … Read More »
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