Safe + Sustainable Site Certification

Since 2005, responsible builders and developers around the region have trusted Earth Advantage to guide them toward better building.

Our newest certification offers builders the opportunity to demonstrate leadership in the full spectrum of green building, establishing the highest standards in responsible site clearance and preparation for redevelopment.

Through on-site consultation and open access to our project guidance resources, you’ll be able to quickly and easily educate your team on the industry’s most advanced practices for site preparation.

What’s more, we’ll also provide the practical communication tools you need to set yourself apart from typical builders, strengthening your image with eco-conscious home buyers and earning trust and goodwill in the communities you serve.


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We take safety seriously

Creating the safest site possible—for your workers, and the community—has never been so simple.

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Sustainable, in the truest sense

We make it simple and straightforward to achieve your sustainability goals.

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Let us be your guide

We’ll help you make quick work of navigating even the most complex regulations, protocols, and standards.


The certification standard consists of individual measures within four performance categories

Certification clients receive in-person consultation and project verification, as well as a suite of guidance documents, including a measure guide, plan templates, deconstruction best practices guide, and regulatory overview. Measures and guidance documents have been developed with input from experts in state, local, and regional government, academia, and the building and deconstruction industries.


The Safe + Sustainable certification process is streamlined, easy to understand and document, and adds value to projects through:

  • assisting builders in meeting mission goals,

  • reducing risk and potential liability related to worker and neighbor health and safety,

  • advancing pre-construction practices through adherence to a clear and attainable standard,

  • improving community relations through responsible practices and effective communications,

  • and improving builders’ public profile through demonstrated commitment to responsible and sustainable practices

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Align with us

For more than a decade, responsible builders and developers around the region and across the US have trusted Earth Advantage to guide them toward better building. By aligning with one of the most respected names in the industry, you’ll not only strengthen your own public image, but instill the communities you work in with a deeper sense trust.

  • By certifying with us, you’re aligning with one of the most trusted names in the green building industry. Make use of our high quality communications materials to help strengthen your image with eco-conscious home buyers, and instill the public with a deeper sense of trust in your redevelopment methods.

  • Positive community relations is key when it comes to maintaining your reputation as a sustainable builder. Our certification includes clear and concise talking points to help you communicate the careful approach you’re taking to safeguard the public’s health, and the responsible methods you’re employing to protect the environment.