Green Builder Awards
2017 Green Home Builder of the Year Awards
The application for this year's Green Home Builder of the Year Awards is now available (click the image below to download). If you are an Earth Advantage builder, or multifamily project manager please submit the application no later than July 21, 2017.
Our annual awards are intended to highlight the builders and developers we work with as exemplars of green and sustainable building practice in order to highlight their achievements as well as demonstrate what could be done with more homes across the region. Every year we hand pick three judges that have a depth of experience in energy efficiency and green building to review the Green Home Builder of the Year Award submissions and choose winners to be announced at our awards event on September 7, 2017 at McMenamin's Edgefield.
This Year's Awards Judges
Hilary is a practicing real estate broker in our awesome City of Roses. As a college graduate from the University of Oregon with a degree in Sociology, she has continued her love of studying people with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality and real estate trades.
A lover of travel, Hilary enjoys exploring places near and far. From the mossy trails of the northwest to the ancient ruins of east Asia, Hilary is always up for a new adventure. Although there are so many amazing cities around the world, Hilary thinks that Portland is one of the most vibrant and beautiful places she has ever been to.
In an effort to keep Oregon green, Hilary takes great pride in leading a sustainable lifestyle. She grows fruits and vegetables at home, shops locally, recycles and reuses as much as possible. She believes in driving responsible cars, green building, organic agriculture, supporting local businesses, and voting with her dollar. She runs a sustainable business and is proud to be an Earth Advantage Broker and ADU Specialist.
An accomplished technical specialist, program manager, and design consultant with experience in construction, energy analysis, and pilot management, Thomas contributes to the implementation of progressive and influential pilots and efficiency programs. His extensive background provides essential expertise when providing training, technical support, and design services for CLEAResult’s client programs.
Currently, Thomas manages NEEA’s Efficient Homes Initiative, testing market implementation of emerging products and practices to achieve market transformation in the Pacific Northwest.
Kaitlin’s passion for sustainability began at a young age following in her father’s footsteps. Her father instilled the love for our planet and the means to keep it healthy, along with teaching her his building and construction skills which ultimately lead to her career in the high-performance building industry. She has focused her career on promoting, educating and getting involved with building industry professionals to incentivize them to build more sustainably; working with companies like Energy Trust of Oregon and Built Green to help promote and educate builders in the PNW region on their incentive and certification programs. In her current position at the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland Kaitlin manages this region’s only residential construction conference focused on better building practices the BuildRight Conference. This is an annual conference put on to promote and deliver the latest innovations in high-performance building to the industry.
Kaitlin got her degree in Interior Design with an emphasis on sustainability in 2013. Bringing a fresh perspective to this high-performance building industry, she is building her career, making connections and pushing the envelope to help change the world and people’s view on sustainability. In her spare time you will find Kaitlin adventuring with her best fur friend Luna, getting her hands dirty in her garden, cooking delicious meals for loved ones, tinkering around with DIY projects and dancing like no one is listening.
Past Winners of the Green Home Builder Awards
Most EA Silver Certified Homes
Most EA Gold Certified Homes
Stone Bridge Homes NW
Most EA Platinum Certified Homes
Everett Custom Homes
Everett Custom Homes
Low Income Builder
Willamette West Habitat for Humanity
LEED® for Homes
Turner Construction/American Assets Trust
Cellar Ridge Construction
Lowest EPS® Score
Woodcraft Building Inc.
Bilyeu Homes Inc.
Vance Burton/Olympic Homes
Hall of Fame Builder
Ethan Beck Homes
Most Silver Certified Homes