We Must Act Now
The effects of climate disruption are already being felt across the Northwest with unusual temperature fluctuations, extended droughts, and increasingly powerful, devastating forest fires. We have a finite amount of carbon we can burn before we reach an irreversible tipping point. A large part of the solution to mitigating climate disruption is dramatically improving the energy efficiency of the places we live and work—our buildings.
Since Earth Advantage was founded in 2005, we have been dedicated to accelerating the adoption of sustainable housing. Residential buildings account for 20% of all energy consumption in America. Reducing building energy consumption is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Using currently available technologies and best practices we could reduce energy consumption in homes by 65% by 2030. That is the zero energy ready promise and we're working to make it a reality by 2030.
It's one part of a multi-pronged solution to preventing climate disruption from getting far worse, and puts us on the road to a much more sustainable future where we can better manage the carbon we emit and stop burning fossil fuels.
Earth Advantage Accredited Professionals
Find a professional in your area.
Green Builder of the Year Awards 2019
See the judges and download the application here.
June Builder of the Month
Ichijo USA is our June 2019 Builder of the Month.
Learn more about their offerings here >>