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Earth Advantage
Residential Green Certifications

EAHC single family

Single Family
Home Certification

EAMF

LEED® & Earth Advantage
Multifamily Certification

Zero

Zero Energy &
Zero Energy Ready Certifications

S+S

Safe + Sustainable
Site Certification

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An Earth Advantage certification means energy efficiency, sustainability, and quality. Our certification system provides a pathway for single family and multifamily builders to achieve well-above building code results. This means an Earth Advantage certified home not only uses less energy and is better for the environment, it is also healthier and more comfortable than a standard code-built home. Lowering energy use while providing a better home is a win/win. However, given the rapid acceleration of climate change, we must do more. That's why our goal is to get every builder in the Northwest building to zero energy ready standards by 2030.

Earth Advantage Builders

Earth Advantage Builders

A complete list by region of all the builders who certify to Earth Advantage standards.

See the list here.
Green Builder 
of the Year Awards

Green Builder
of the Year Awards

Every year an independent jury selects Earth Advantage builders who excel in thirteen different categories.

See all the past winners here.

Energy Bill Guarantee

Energy Bill Guarantee

We guarantee your energy bills for up to three years. Only offered by select Earth Advantage builders.

Learn more about how it works.
Single Family Home Certifications

Single Family Home Certifications

We have certified over 17,000 single family homes over the past twenty years. Our rigorous certification standards means we inspect every home at least twice before granting Earth Advantage certification.

Earth Advantage Multifamily Certification

Earth Advantage Multifamily Certification

Our experience working with developers, architects, builders, brokers, and appraisers gives us specialized knowledge in the practical application of green building strategies and their market value. Our certification impact in the market includes over 19,000 multifamily units certified, over 150 mixed-use and/or multifamily buildings certified, and 15 national award winners.


Earth Advantage Home Certification

Earth Advantage certified homes reward you and your family with the quality of a home that reflects your lifestyle choices. All certified homes comply with prerequisites that assure construction best practices are implemented. The number of additional elective measures determine the certification level of each home; Silver, Gold, Platinum, or Zero Energy. Our third-party certification ensures five key areas of building a sustainable home are met: energy, health, land, materials, and water.

Earth Advantage Zero Energy Certification

Earth Advantage Zero Energy Certification

A zero energy home is defined as one that generates as much energy as it consumes, over the course of a year. Our Zero Energy certification is designed to create a standard for homes that wish to achieve a higher standard of energy performance while still maintaining a sustainable approach to building.

Safe + Sustainable Site Certification

Safe + Sustainable Site Certification

The Safe + Sustainable Site Certification helps builders maintain the highest safety standards when preparing a site for redevelopment—providing clear and effective guidance toward containing and limiting toxic dust, and safely disposing of hazardous materials.