Advantage Building & Design is committed to building homes with the most stringent green standards of Energy Star and Earth Advantage.


Using locally sourced and sustainable materials to build high quality, energy efficient, healthy homes. We work with our customers and clients to create designs that fit your lifestyle, providing livable, human spaces that respond to the site and surroundings.


We use Earth Advantage as our building standard to ensure that our homes achieve high energy performance, meaning a healthier, more efficient building with lowered impact on the environment.



Melanie Smith


Melanie Smith has been in real estate since 1984 when she became a real estate agent and began developing residential subdivisions in California.


The daughter of an Architect, she designs with a human eye, whether it be fashion, landscapes or houses.


Melanie is also the president of a non-profit, Whole Systems Foundation, that supports environmental education, conservation and alternative energy research and is committed to bringing these elements into her design and construction ideas.