Earth Advantage Announces Formation of Commercial Green Building Advisory Council

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Earth Advantage, a nonprofit focused on advancing the creation of better buildings has formed an Advisory Council of leading green building experts to advance the national launch of Earth Advantage® Commercial (EAC) certification program.

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The EAC Advisory Council was created to advise on the development, expansion and adoption of version 2.0 of the program. The Advisory Council is comprised of representatives from commercial green building sectors, including consulting, architecture, engineering, construction and research. Nathan Good of Nathan Good Architecture was a founding member of EAC in 1999 when it was a Portland General Electric program. Advisory Council members Clark Brockman of SERA Architects, Ralph DiNola of Green Building Services and Alan Scott of Cadmus Group are distinguished LEED Fellows.. Members Steve Clem of Skanska, Sean Denniston of the New Buildings Institute, Paul Schwer of PAE Consulting Engineers and Mark Stoller of Yost Grube Hall Architects all bring national expertise in architecture, engineering, construction and research.

The EAC Advisory Council started meeting in February of this year. David Heslam, executive director of Earth Advantage commented, “We are honored and excited to have the participation of such a distinguished group of green building experts and leaders advising us on our continued development and expansion of our commercial program.”

About Earth Advantage Commercial
Earth Advantage Commercial is a holistic, streamlined, and cost-effective third-party green building certification for new construction and major renovations under 100,000 sq. ft. EAC is based on a set of prescriptive measures that use existing and proven industry best practices. Using the Advanced Buildings Core Performance Guide by New Buildings Institute, in conjunction with proprietary tools, the need for costly energy modeling and commissioning is reduced or eliminated. The EAC approach results in high performance projects with low soft costs.

About Earth Advantage
Our mission is to accelerate the creation of better buildings. We use an innovation model that transforms our real-world experience into products and services that advance building performance. Earth Advantage certifies, researches, educates, and incubates to help realize a building industry that harmonizes with the natural environment. Learn more at

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