Building Smart with Earth Advantage®
Suncrest Homes designs and builds energy-efficient homes in Southern Oregon. We use high-performance insulation, pressure testing to eliminate energy leaks, energy-efficient materials and appliances and many other energy-saving features. Plus, our sustainable building processes create a healthier living space while using fewer resources. Suncrest Homes and our subcontractors keep up to date on the latest energy-saving technologies and building techniques to ensure your home meets the Earth Advantage standards. As a result, your custom home will have a tighter build, offer a healthier living environment and use less energy than a typical house.
Why Earth Advantage®?
About Earth Advantage®?
The Earth Advantage Institute is a third-party certification program. Every Earth Advantage home receives multiple inspections. Assessing and certifying the insulation, heating/cooling equipment, window installation, efficiency of the heating and cooling systems, and how airtight your house is constructed.
As the homeowner, you will receive a certificate issued by the Earth Advantage Institute stating your custom home meets their standards. This means you have a tangible asset that adds value to your home, in addition to your savings in energy costs.
Housing market studies have shown Earth Advantage-certified homes to sell for as much as 12 percent more than conventional homes. And in slow economic times, these certified homes have outsold their counterparts.
Earth Advantage Institute is a nonprofit organization that works with the building industry to help implement sustainable building practices. Its mission is to create an immediate, practical and cost-effective path to sustainability and to reduce the environmental impact of creating new homes.