The Best of the Best Builders in the Northwest

The Green Builder of the Year awards are in their eighth year in 2019. Each September we gather at a luncheon and golf outing to celebrate the extraordinary work these builders, developers, and architects are doing. Every Earth Advantage single family and multifamily builder is pushing well beyond code requirements to create the best possible housing in the country, but these awards single out those organizations that are going above and beyond.

2019 Awards Ceremony Announced

This year's Green Builder of the Year Awards ceremony and golf invitational will once again be held at McMenamin's Edgefield. All Earth Advantage builders and multifamily project teams are welcome to attend. The data of this year's event is Thursday, September 19 at 10AM. 

This year's event sponsors:

2019 Event Silver Sponsors

Greg Lasher

Greg Lasher

Greg Lasher-Greg is a residential energy efficiency expert supporting work in Oregon, Washington, and California residential programs. His main role is as a Field Account Manager for the Energy Trust of Oregon EPS New Construction program. His work in EPS has him as the main point of contact for over 8 verifiers located in the Portland and SW Washington. Greg supports early design assistance charrettes, field work, and verification compliance. Greg has extensive experience in energy audits, cost estimating, and construction project management. Greg has a BS in Public Affairs from Indiana University, Bloomington with an emphasis in environmental and natural resource management. He also holds a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Policy Analysis.

Megan Greenauer

Megan Greenauer

Megan Greenauer began her career as a green builder in Portland, working as a carpenter for Coho Construction in the early 2000’s. She has also been a project manager for Green Hammer Construction and Imagine Energy. Megan performed inspections for Energy Star, Earth Advantage and LEED for Homes before transitioning to the City of Portland. At the Bureau of Development Services, she works to preserve the housing stock and protect tenants from substandard conditions.

Mike Lillesand

Mike Lillesand

Mike has worked in residential efficiency for the past thirteen years. He currently is a Field Supervisor with CLEAResult and is based out of Bend, OR. Within his current role he provides technical consulting and outreach to homebuilders, verifiers, and insulation/HVAC subcontractors participating in Energy Trust of Oregon’s EPS™ New Construction program. Mike began his efficiency career as a Residential Technical Specialist with Earth Advantage prior to moving on to establish a Portland-based weatherization and remodeling firm. He is a BPI Building Analyst, Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) and Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA). Mike is a graduate of Portland State University’s Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning.

2018 Green Builder of the Year Award Winners

Hall of Fame Inductee

Hall of Fame Inductee

Performance Homes
Zero Energy

Zero Energy

Birdsmouth Construction
Lowest EPS® Score

Lowest EPS® Score

Performance Homes (tie)
Lowest EPS® Score

Lowest EPS® Score

Birdsmouth Construction (tie)
Custom Builder

Custom Builder

Design Build Portland
New Builder

New Builder

Wood & Moore Construction Inc.
Low Income Builder

Low Income Builder

Willamette West Habitat for Humanity
Most Gold Certified

Most Gold Certified

Stone Bridge Homes NW
Most Platinum Certified

Most Platinum Certified

Noyes Development
Volume Builder

Volume Builder

Noyes Development
LEED® Project Team

LEED® Project Team

Live Edge Residence // Nathan Good Architects Leader Builders
EA Multifamily Project Team

EA Multifamily Project Team

Hill Park Apartments // Colas Construction Carleton Hart Architecture Central City Concern


Past Winners

2017

Hall of Fame Builder
Everett Custom Homes

Zero Energy
G. Christianson Construction Inc.

Lowest EPS® Score
G. Christianson Construction Inc.

Custom Builder
Ethan Beck Homes

New Builder
Green Structures NW

Low Income Builder
Habitat for Humanity Portland / Metro East

Most EA Silver Certified Homes
Structure Development NW

Most EA Gold Certified Homes
Stone Bridge Homes NW

Most EA Platinum Certified Homes
Everett Custom Homes

Volume Builder
Noyes Development

LEED® Mutifamily Project Team
Walsh Construction
Bridge Housing
Ankrom Moisan Architects

Earth Advantage Multifamily Project Team
Gateway National Corp.
Studio410

Construction Manager
Alex Chavez, Noyes Development

2016

Hall of Fame Builder
Ethan Beck Homes

Zero Energy
Bilyeu Homes Inc.

Lowest EPS® Score
Woodcraft Building Inc.

Custom Builder
Cellar Ridge Construction

New Builder
Birdsmouth Construction

Low Income Builder
Willamette West Habitat for Humanity

Most EA Silver Certified Homes
Stone Bridge Homes NW

Most EA Gold Certified Homes
Stone Bridge Homes NW

Most EA Platinum Certified Homes
Everett Custom Homes

Volume Builder
Everett Custom Homes

LEED® for Homes
Turner Construction/American Assets Trust

Multifamily Builder 
SunWest Builders

Construction Manager
Vance Burton/Olympic Homes

 

2015

Hall of Fame Builder 
Noyes Development

Lowest EPS® Score
W H Hull Company

Custom Builder
Bilyeu Homes

New Builder
Cook Construction

Low Income Builder 
Walsh Construction

Most Silver Certified Homes     
Hendrickson Homes

Most Gold Certified Homes
Stone Bridge Homes NW

Most Platinum Certified Homes
Noyes Development

Volume Builder
Everett Custom Homes

LEED® for Homes  
NW Ventures Group

Multifamily Builder
Walsh Construction

Construction Manager
Andy Thomas
Stone Bridge Homes NW

 

2014

Hall of Fame Builder
Marnella Homes

Lowest EPS
Timberline Construction

Custom Builder
Hammer and Hand
New  Builder 
Advantage Services Construction
 
Volume Builder
Noyes Development

Low Income Builder
Willamette West Habitat for Humanity
LEED® Builder
Green Hammer

Multifamily Builder
John Residential Group
 


 

2013

Low Income Builder
LMC Construction

Custom Builder
Woodcraft Building

New Builder
Four Square Design/Build

LEED® for Homes
Jovick Construction

Volume Builder
Noyes Development

Hall of Fame
Stone Bridge Homes NW

2012

Low Income Builder
Willamette West Habitat for Humanity

Custom Builder
Green Hammer

New Builder
Noyes Development

LEED® for Homes
Essex General Construction

Volume Builder
Quail Homes

Hall of Fame
SolAire Homebuilders