|Northwest Energy Star: NW Energy Star homes are built to meet energy efficient guidelines set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Energy Star: Commercial buildings can also be designed to the Energy Star standard.
Earth Advantage: Earth Advantage provides certification for new homes, commercial buildings and communities.
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design: The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) rating and certification program.
Living Building Challenge: Cascadia Green Building Council has created this program to raise the bar and define a closer measure of true sustainability in the built environment.
|Passive House: A Passive House is a very well-insulated, air-tight building that is primarily heated by passive solar gain and by internal gains from people, electrical equipment, etc.
WaterSense homes: WaterSense labeled new homes are designed to reduce residential water use indoors and out.
Indoor airPLUS Program: EPA created Indoor airPLUS to help builders meet the growing consumer preference for homes with improved indoor air quality.
Energy Performance Score (EPS): This tool can help home buyers make informed decisions when comparing new homes. The EPS provides estimates of of a home's annual energy use, utility costs and carbon footprint.