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Earth Advantage is Working to Accelerate
the Adoption of Sustainable Buildings
Across the Northwest


March Builder of the Month
Noyes Development

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Affordable Homes

Fee-Free Affordable Housing
Certification to Support
Green Housing for Everyone

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Safe + Sustainable Site Certification
Launches for the Portland
Metro Region

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We Must Act Now

Since Earth Advantage was founded, we have worked hard to accelerate 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. 



Builder of the Month: Noyes Development

Builder of the Month: Noyes Development

Noyes Development is an Earth Advantage Hall of Fame builder whose homes consistenty meet our highest standards. 

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Earth Advantage Accredited Professionals

Earth Advantage Accredited Professionals

Our accredited professionals gained specialized knowledge in sustainable building practices.
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Fee Free Low Income Home Certifications

Fee Free Low Income Home Certifications

Beginning in 2019 Earth Advantage will no longer charge low-income, single family builiders a fee for certifying their homes. 

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City HELP™

City HELP™

City HELP™ is a new program in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Institute to provide a simple pathway for US cities to implement mandatory energy scoring programs. We provide policy guidance, marketing outreach support, data management, and quality assurance related to Home Energy Score programs. Our goal is that more cities across the US follow the lead of Portland, motivating homeowners to value energy efficiency upgrades.

Better Data on Homes

Better Data on Homes

Earth Advantage created the Green Building Registry® (GBR) as a way to provide verified green home data to the real estate market at the time of sale. Ensuring access to data that is captured about a home's often hidden energy and sustainability features is critical to creating value in the market. The GBR allows data from the Department of Energy, RESNET, USGBC, and others to be captured and then used by the real estate market to better understand the value of sustainable homes.

Safe + Sustainable Site Certification Launches

Safe + Sustainable Site Certification Launches

Earth Advantage, working with Metro, launched a brand new certification as of January 1, 2019, called Safe + Sustainable Site Certification. The certification is specifically aimed at mitigating the impacts of demolition in the greater Portland metro region by providing a guided pathway to sustainably deconstructing old homes. The certification focuses on health, community, environmental impact, and reuse to help diminish the impacts of urban infill.

"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."

– Jane Goodall