Earth Advantage Institute recently hired Andre DeBar, AIA, SHP, LEED AP to head its new EA Remodel certification program. With over 20 years of architectural experience, DeBar focuses on green building strategies, including energy efficient and passive solar designs as well as resource efficient material selections. His work experience includes projects such as the Bacon-Brenes Residence and the Carstens Residence. Most recently, DeBar became one of the first certified Sustainable Homes Professionals in Portland and has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2001. He is active in the local green building community and strongly endorses the passive house concept, the Living Building Challenge, and the architecture 2030 Challenge. DeBar has a masters in architecture from Yale University and a bachelors from the University of Virginia.