Earth Advantage Institute is a nonprofit organization that works with the building industry to help implement sustainable building practices. Its mission is to advance green building science and create an immediate, practical and cost-effective path to sustainability and reduction of carbon in the built environment. Earth Advantage Institute shares its research results with all interested groups and provides critical data for state, regional and national agencies.
The organization achieves its objectives through an innovative range of programs for industry professionals, including verification and certification of high-performance homes, remodels, sustainable communities and small commercial buildings. These programs are supported by a top-rated education department, offering basic and advanced classes on building, marketing, and valuing green homes; and by building science research and technical services teams. Earth Advantage Institute’s Carbon Advantage program offers consulting on carbon reduction strategies within the built environment.