Multifamily Certification

We certify to our own Multifamily certification standard, LEED® for Homes, Passive House, and Enterprise Green Communities 


OVERVIEW

Since 1992, our team of industry experts has been working to move the building industry towards more sustainable practices. Our work has helped advance building professionals and inform consumers through certification, research, education, and product development.

We’ve assembled a staff of experts to guide your team through sustainability building practices in the following areas:

  • LEED® for Homes and LEED Multifamily Certification
  • Earth Advantage Multifamily Certification
  • Passive House Single Family and Multifamily Certification
  • Earth Advantage New Homes Certification
  • Zero Energy and Zero Energy Ready Certification
  • Other Green Building Certification
  • Advanced Building Science
  • Building Material Reuse
  • Trades Training
  • Energy Labeling and Green Valuation
  • Life-cycle Cost Analysis 
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 17,000 single family homes certified
  • Over 20,000 multifamily units certified
  • Over 150 mixed-use and/or multifamily buildings certified
  • 15 national award winners

Earth Advantage focuses on new residential construction including stacked housing and mixed-use projects serving mixed-income, transitional and market-rate populations.  

Building sizes and scale include 30-story plus high-rises, campuses, city-blocks, and multi-building developments.


Certification Standards


EAMF logoLEED logoPHIUS logo

Expert Guidance, Modeling, and Testing

We’ve created proprietary processes and materials to help our clients establish and achieve sustainability standards from design through construction and completion. For instance, our field verification and performance testing of specific design, construction, and operational conditions ensures quality control by helping to support contract accountability, which ultimately leads to better customer satisfaction.

We know how to work effectively with professional design teams and facilitate an integrated design approach to create high-performance buildings using the most cost-effective strategies. Our multifamily team addresses every project as an opportunity to deliver solutions that will make the project better with as little complexity and cost as possible.

First, we identify the sustainable building practices that will bring the most value to the owner and users. We help identify strategies to implement the practices that best fit their specific project and site, by incorporating selected measures into the building’s development. Then, leveraging our experience and tailored processes, we define a plan for the team that illustrates responsibility for the identified strategies and the information necessary to support the certification program that the team has chosen. Our analysis uses cost-effectiveness as one of the key elements for developing recommendations. 

To read the latest 2019 report on LEED® for Homes in the US click here >>

A recent study on LEED Multifamily buildings in Washington D.C. shows a higher rental rate value for buildings certifed to LEED standards as opposed those who were not. This reinforces the value of green certification as recognized by the market. Read the whole report here >>

We'd love to work with you on your next multifamily project. 

Green Builder of the Year Awards

Every year Earth Advantage tasks a panel of independent judges who are experts in sustainable construction and energy efficiency to award certified project teams who demonstrate exceptional sustainable design. This year three projects were awarded in the categories of Affordable Housing, LEED® for Homes, and Earth Advantage Multifamily certification. 

2020 Green Builder of the Year Award Winners

Affordable Housing Project Team

Affordable Housing Project Team

ROSE Community Development
Housing Development Center
SERA Architects
O'Neill/Walsh Community Builders

 
EAMF Project Team

EAMF Project Team

Central City Concern
Ankrom Moisen Architects
Walsh Construction
LEED® for Homes Project Team

LEED® for Homes Project Team

Home Forward
LRS Architects
LEVER Architecture
O'Neill/Walsh Community Builders

2019 Green Builder of the Year Award Winners

LEED® Project Team

LEED® Project Team

Oliver Station Project:
Palindrome Communities, LLC - Owner
Ankrom Moisan Architects - Architect
UEB Builders, Inc. - Builder
Earth Advantage Multifamily

Earth Advantage Multifamily

Garlington Place Apartments Project:
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare - Owner
Scott | Edwards Architecture - Architect
Colas Construction - Builder
Housing Development Center - Owner's Representative

2018 Green Builder of the Year Award Winners

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

Earth Advantage Multifamily Certification Projects

Mary's Woods Campus

Mary's Woods Campus

Earth Advantage Multifamily 
(Gold certification pending)
Orchards at Orenco Phase I

Orchards at Orenco Phase I

Earth Advantage Multifamily Platinum
Orchards at Orenco Phase II

Orchards at Orenco Phase II

Earth Advantage Multifamily Platinum
Orchards at Orenco Phase III

Orchards at Orenco Phase III

Earth Advantage Multifamily Platinum
La Scala

La Scala

Earth Advantage Multifamily Platinum
Hill Park Apartments

Hill Park Apartments

Earth Advantage Multifamily Platinum
Wickiup Hall

Wickiup Hall

Earth Advantage Multifamily Gold
Orchards of 82nd

Orchards of 82nd

Earth Advantage Multifamily Platinum
Holms at Sellwood

Holms at Sellwood

Earth Advantage Multifamily Gold
Museum Place South

Museum Place South

Earth Advantage Multifamily Silver
Tessera Apartments

Tessera Apartments

Earth Advantage Multifamily Gold
Northwood Apartments

Northwood Apartments

Earth Advantage Multifamily Gold
Blackburn Building

Blackburn Building

Earth Advantage Multifamily Platinum

LEED® for Homes Projects

21 Astor

21 Astor

LEED v3.0 Platinum
The Abigail

The Abigail

LEED v3.0 Gold
Aster Tower

Aster Tower

LEED v3.0 Platinum
Brooklyn Yard

Brooklyn Yard

LEED v3.0 Platinum
The Boathouse at John's Landing

The Boathouse at John's Landing

LEED v3.0 Gold
The Diane

The Diane

LEED v3.0 Gold
Elwood Apartments

Elwood Apartments

LEED v3.0 Platinum
The George Besaw

The George Besaw

LEED v3.0 Gold
Glisan Commons I

Glisan Commons I

LEED PLATINUM (v3)
Glisan Commons II

Glisan Commons II

LEED GOLD (v3)
The Janey II

The Janey II

LEED v3.0 Platinum
The Janey I

The Janey I

LEED v3.0 Platinum
Jefferson Street Flats

Jefferson Street Flats

LEED GOLD (v3)
Louisa Flowers

Louisa Flowers

LEED v3.0 Platinum
Modera Belmont

Modera Belmont

LEED v3.0 Gold
Oliver Station

Oliver Station

LEED v3.0 Platinum
Osprey Apartments

Osprey Apartments

LEED v3.0 Gold
Plaza West

Plaza West

LEED v3.0 Platinum
Savier Street Flats

Savier Street Flats

LEED v3.0 Platinum
Sawyer's Row

Sawyer's Row

LEED v3.0 Platinum
Trillium Residence Hall

Trillium Residence Hall

LEED® v4.0 Platinum Certified
Velmor Apartments

Velmor Apartments

LEED v3.0 Platinum
Woodlawn Apartments

Woodlawn Apartments

LEED v3.0 Platinum