New Certification Helps Small Commercial Buildings Go Green

PORTLAND, Ore. — Earth Advantage Institute (EAI), has recently announced a new green building certification for smaller commercial properties.

The Earth Advantage Commercial (EAC) green building certification program will offer three levels, same as LEED — Platinum, Gold and Silver. The standards will help smaller commercial properties get a green building certification that represents the approach and results of these properties.

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Non-profit Launches Commercial Certification Program

PORTLAND, Ore. — Earth Advantage Institute (EAI) recently launched a new version of its commercial green building certification program, Earth Advantage Commercial (EAC). The new program will offer certification for commercial buildings smaller than 100,000 square feet, which accounts for 95 percent of all commercial structures. EAI is a nonprofit organization that offers educational resources such as certification programs and professional training in the green building sector. It also runs several certification programs for sustainable homes, communities and commercial offices.

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Non-Profit Introduces New LEED Streamlining Tool

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The New Buildings Institute recently announced the official release of its new LEED automation tool, called the COMNET Energy Modeling Portal.

The institute is a non-profit organization with the stated goal of making it easier for builders to create green structures, with the hope of eventually building net-zero energy structures — which would consist of a building receiving all of its energy needs from renewable sources.

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