Green Home Certifications

Earth Advantage Home Certification

Earth Advantage Home Certification

Earth Advantage certified homes ensure five key areas of building a sustainable home are met: energy, health, land, materials, and water. An Earth Advantage certification means energy efficiency, sustainability, and quality. 

Single Family Home Certification >>
Zero Energy Certification >>
Multifamily Certification >>
Safe + Sustainable Site Certification >>
EPA Certifications

EPA Certifications

EPA certification programs that help new home builders improve the indoor air quality and water efficiency of their homes. 

EPA Indoor airPLUS >>
EPA WaterSense >>
LEED for Homes

LEED for Homes

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. 

LEED for Homes >>
Living Building Challenge

Living Building Challenge

The Living Building Challenge is the world’s most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings.

Living Building Certification >>
Zero Energy Certification >>
National Green Building Standard (NGBS)

National Green Building Standard (NGBS)

NGBS provides third-party verification that a home is designed and built to achieve high performance in six key areas.

NGBS >>

Home Energy Scores

EPS

EPS

Energy Trust of Oregon's Energy Performance Score (EPS™) highlights the benefits of energy-efficient newly built homes and also stands as a symbol of superior quality. 

Energy Trust of Oregon EPS >>
Leveraging EPS as a Sales Tool (flyer) >>
Smart Homebuyer Checklist >>
HES

HES

The US DOE's Home Energy Score™ (HES) provides home owners, buyers, and renters directly comparable and credible information about a home’s energy use and opportunities for upgrades. 

City of Portland HES >>
Oregon HES >>
HERS

HERS

The Residential Energy Services Network's Home Energy Rating System (HERS) measures a home's energy performance relative to a standard new home. 

RESNET HERS Index >>

Energy Efficient Home Certifications

U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready

U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready

The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home represents a whole new level of home performance with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health and durability. 

U.S. ​DOE Zero Energy Ready Home >>
Passive House Institute US (PHIUS)

Passive House Institute US (PHIUS)

PHIUS+ is the largest passive building certification program in North America and is committed to making high-performance passive building the mainstream market standard. 

PHIUS+ >>
ENERGY STAR Homes

ENERGY STAR Homes

A new home or apartment that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has met strict requirements set by the US EPA and use significantly less energy than typical new homes and apartments while delivering better comfort, quality, and durability.

ENERGY STAR Homes >>