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Earth Advantage

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Earth Advantage Institute is a nonprofit organization that works with the building industry to help implement sustainable building practices.

The organization provides certification of high performance homes, remodels, sustainable communities and commercial spaces. Their certification programs are designed to provide homeowners and developers with the assurance that their home, community or office is performing at high levels of energy efficiency while offering the comfort and confidence of a healthy environment and wise resource use.

Their 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.

Learn more: Earth Advantage websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Earth Advantage's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

Certification / registration required

Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Earth Advantage

Member of

Unknown

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2005

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Buildings


Where this ecolabel is found
United States



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Last updated: 20 January 2012