You’ve likely heard these names tossed around, but let us tell you why they’re great, and why we’ve chosen to partner with them.
Earth Advantage is a third party green certifier to ensure home-owners that their home is performing to the highest standards.
Energy Trust of Oregon is a non-profit that has helped NW residents save nearly $800 million on their energy bills through cash incentives and services to help reduce energy leakage. Ethan Beck Homes LLC is a trade ally with the Energy Trust of Oregon. Energy Trust new homes are designed, built, and performance-tested to provide long-term value, energy savings, enhanced comfort, and healthier indoor air quality.
At least 15% more efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC), (and often 20–30% more efficient than standard homes), earning the Energy Star takes a commitment to being above average…according to the EPA. Ethan Beck Homes are Northwest ENERGY STAR qualified and Earth Advantage® certified. ENERGY STAR qualified homes are independently verified to meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Earth Advantage is a freestanding nonprofit organization that acts as the Northwest’s premier green building program.
Ethan Beck is a Building Performance Institute Certified contractor. As a BPI contractor, Ethan has completed a rigorous training in home performance evaluation. A BPI contractor is taught to examine the relationship between all systems of home in order to determine overall performance. This approach to building examines your health, safety and comfort as well as the home’s energy efficiency and durability.