Residential Innovations


Advancing best practices for climate-friendly housing 

As climate science continues to evolve, new methods for decarbonizing buildings emerge. We leverage our unique experience working on climate-friendly housing initiatives to drive research into best practices for addressing climate change within the housing market. 


 

Research Partners

Recent Publications

January 2024

January 2024

The US Department of Energy (USDOE) Better Buildings Workforce Accelerator (BBWA) takes a look at how Earth Advantage expanded access to the existing Sustainable Homes Professional Training Program for Latinx contractors in the home retrofit industry.
August 2021

August 2021

A feasibility study conducted between Earth Advantage and PNNL.
April 2021

April 2021

A new report from RMI, How to Unlock America’s Single-Family Green Mortgage Market, co-authored by David Heslam.
April 2021

April 2021

An overview of the significant changes to the energy code in the 2021 Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC) that will become mandatory on October 1, 2021
February 2021

February 2021

A case study in partnership with the City of Portland Home Energy Score program, this features the viewpoints, and experiences of real estate professionals and homeowners. 
August 2020

August 2020

Score! How Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Are Benefiting from City Energy Labeling Requirements. In cooperation with the Center for Energy & Environment, Energy Trust of Oregon, CenterPoint Energy, City of Portland, City of Minneapolis, CLEAResult, and Earth Advantage.
December 2019

December 2019

Steps states can take to support city-based home energy labeling initiatives. Prepared for National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) by Earth Advantage.
July 2019

July 2019

Lessons from Developing and Deploying the Nation's  First Mandatory Home Energy Score Policies. ACEE publication on the two city's Home Energy Score program development. 
March 2018

March 2018

Improving Energy Efficiency and Seismic Resiliency in Older Housing Stock
January 2017

January 2017

A high performance home data cost addendum for builders and contractors to provide detailed high performance improvements to professional appraisers and real estate professionals.
December 2016

December 2016

Cost Analysis of Potential Energy Code Improvements
October 2015

October 2015

The Market Valuation of Energy Efficient and Green Certified Northwest Homes with support from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.
July 2015

July 2015

Three printable posters that provide builders with detailed information on mini-split technology, thermal enclosures, and HRV system best practices.

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