Green Building Identifying ABC Style

Recent news that homes with green credentials are selling at higher prices than their non-green counterparts captured headlines earlier this month. Meanwhile, businesses seem to be tripping over each other for green office space.

With ever more green building designations arriving on the scene, we [Sustainable Business Oregon] thought it would be helpful to provide a brief guide to what the different certifications mean, how they are being used in Oregon and what’s likely coming up for each one in the months to come.

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image via HOK/Vanderweil

Green building designations:

  • Energy Star
  • LEED
  • Earth Advantage
  • Living Building
  • Net-zero (not a technical certification)
  • Passive House

For the rest of this article and a nifty slideshow, please visit Sustainable Business Oregon’s website.

Editor’s Note: This cross post is the first in our new content sharing partnership with Sustainable Business Oregon. Author credit goes to the Sustainable Business Oregon news team.

I am the editor-in-chief and founder for EarthTechling. This site is my desire to bring the world of green technology to consumers in a timely and informative matter. Prior to this my previous ventures have included a strong freelance writing career and time spent at Silicon Valley start ups.