Certification for Healthy Built Environments - Earth Advantage
Every person deserves to know the financial, physical and environmental impact of the building in which they live and work. Based in Portland, Oregon and serving most of the West Coast, including Southern Oregon and even Hawaii, Earth Advantage is accelerating the creation of better buildings.
The nonprofit increases the knowledge of green building professionals, architects, designers, engineers, builders and real estate professionals across the country by conducing research, providing consulting services and delivering educational workshops. Green Hammer founder and CEO, Stephen Aiguier, teaches the six-month intensive Earth Advantage Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) accredited course.
Earth Advantage provides a suite of residential green building certifications, including Earth Advantage Home Certification, Passive House (PHIUS+), LEED® for Homes and Earth Advantage Net Zero Energy. It also provides Earth Advantage Commercial certification for new commercial buildings less than 50,000 square feet that meet specific green building measures. Learn more about Earth Advantage Commercial certification in this blog post about The Breathe Building in Portland.
In 2014, Green Hammer was recognized by Earth Advantage as LEED® for Homes Builder of the Year.