Earth Advantage Announces 2013 Green Home Builder Award Winners

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Earth Advantage (EA), a nonprofit focused on advancing the creation of better buildings, held its second annual Green Home Builder Award ceremony last week at McMenamins Edgefield. Every year, Earth Advantage recognizes builders who certify to their suite of high performance standards across Oregon and Southern Washington.

EA Green Home Builder Award Winners

Winners left to right: Fred Gant for Jovick Construction, Mike Frey for Noyes Development, Kelly Ritz for Stone Bridge Homes NW, Brian Weeden for Four Square Design-Build, Scott Dekker & Jake Mooman f

Earth Advantage Residential provides a suite of home certifications to advance high performance or ‘green’ building. The certifications include Earth Advantage Home Certification, LEED® for Homes, ENERGY STAR, EA Net Zero, Passive House and now EA Remodel. This year, awards were presented in six categories: new builder of the year, low-income builder, volume builder, custom builder, LEED for Homes builder and hall of fame builder. The awards were presented at the annual Golf Invitational, now in its eleventh year, Thursday, September 12. The distinguished judges for this year’s awards were Vinh Mason, green building policy coordinator with the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Tracey Hicks, co-owner of Dwell Realty and Jonathan Cohen, principal and chief engineer with Imagine Energy, LLC.

This year’s green home builder award winners were:

New Builder of the Year -     Four Square Design/Build
Low Income Builder - LMC Construction
Volume Builder - Noyes Development
LEED for Homes Builder - Jovick Construction
Custom Builder - Woodcraft Building
Hall of Fame Builder - Stone Bridge Homes NW    

Earth Advantage would also like to thank our generous sponsors of this year’s Golf Invitational, Bank of America Home Loans, Cadet Manufacturing, Gary’s Vacuflo, Jacobs Heating & Air Conditioning, NW Natural, Owens Corning and The Warneke Group, LLC. This year’s awards ceremony was in part sponsored by Energy Trust of Oregon.

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.

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