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Why Zero Energy “Ready” Certified Homes Should be our Industry’s Focus

Why Zero Energy “Ready” Certified Homes Should be our Industry’s Focus

July 7, 2019
The importance of building to Zero Energy Ready as a strategy for reducing energy use in homes
Wildfire Protection in New Home Construction

Wildfire Protection in New Home Construction

July 7, 2019
An overview of strategies builders can take to help protect homes and their sites from wildfires.
Air Sealing Fire Sprinkler Systems

Air Sealing Fire Sprinkler Systems

May 21, 2019
With fire sprinkler systems becoming more common in single family housing, and builders becoming more aware of how important it is to build airtight homes, properly air sealing the heads becomes a prime concern. Fire sprinkler systems result in additional penetrations in the air barrier, whether the sprinkler heads are side wall or ceiling mounted.
The largest energy loads in new energy efficient electric homes are not what you think

The largest energy loads in new energy efficient electric homes are not what you think

May 21, 2019
Anyone involved in green building or energy efficiency in residential single family new construction knows how much our collective industry focuses on insulation and air sealing. There’s good reason for this. Space heating and cooling loads dominate the energy profiles of the vast majority of homes on the market outside of rare truly temperate climates like Hawaii.
Earth Advantage Announces No-Fee Certifications for Single Family Affordable Housing

Earth Advantage Announces No-Fee Certifications for Single Family Affordable Housing

January 31, 2019
In an effort to ensure that affordable, single-family housing is also built sustainably, Earth Advantage announced it will provide its green home certification to affordable housing providers at no cost.
Top 5 Things to Know About the Beatrice Morrow Cannady Building

Top 5 Things to Know About the Beatrice Morrow Cannady Building

December 7, 2018
The project focused on creating equitable economic opportunity. According to the building’s owner, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives (PCRI), over 50% of the design-phase professional services and construction were contracted by companies that are Minority-Owned, Women-Owned and Emerging Small Businesses (MWESB).
EEBA High Performance Mechanical Class in Portland on Nov. 8

EEBA High Performance Mechanical Class in Portland on Nov. 8

October 17, 2018
EEBA will be offering the High Performance Mechanical Class in Portland on Nov. 8 at the Northwest College of Construction.
New Website Resource for Ultra High Performance Building Products

New Website Resource for Ultra High Performance Building Products

October 17, 2018
Apogee is a new website resource for high performance home builders with a specific focus on ultra-high performance building products and their suppliers.
Better Building & Beer 10/18 + SHP Early Bird Ends 10/19

Better Building & Beer 10/18 + SHP Early Bird Ends 10/19

October 17, 2018
Join us at HUB in SE PDX on Thurs., Oct. 18 for cold beverages and valuable information on how code changes will affect the way you’ll be building homes in the very near future. Attendees save $50 OFF SHP in PDX. Early Bird ends 10/19 + SHP Course starts 11/2
Congratulations to the 2018 Green Builder of the Year Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Green Builder of the Year Award Winners

October 17, 2018
The 7th annual 2018 Earth Advantage Green Builder of the Year Awards were presented to a packed audience at McMenamins on September 27. Builders, developers, and architects submitted applications in 8 categories that recognize the very best sustainable & energy efficient construction practices by builders and project teams working with Earth Advantage to certify their projects.
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