Green Hammer

Certified B Corporation

Oregon, United States

Certified Since

March 2017


Design & building


Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Green Hammer is a unified design-build firm creating healthy and inspiring homes and buildings. The firm sees every building as an opportunity to improve occupant well being and the relationship between the built environment and the natural world. By integrating Living Building Challenge and Passive House design principles into every project, Green Hammer's unified design-build approach has proven to be an extremely effective way to help clients create healthy and inspiring buildings built to endure. Green Hammer looks to nature for answers to the most pressing ecological problems of the built environment. By mimicking natural systems, Green Hammer buildings provide fresh air and clean water, create and conserve energy, and minimize toxins. Green Hammer buildings make smart financial sense with lower operational costs and improved economic value compared to conventional buildings. The long-term environmental and social benefits pay immeasurable dividends to the people and communities served by Green Hammer projects.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Green Hammer earned an overall score of 99.5. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
99.5 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.7

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement3.8
Ethics & Transparency2.8
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 24.8

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security7.8
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.6
Career Development3.5
Engagement & Satisfaction4.8

Community 18.0

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion5.2
Economic Impact5.8
Civic Engagement & Giving2.2
Supply Chain Management1.9

Environment 36.7

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management5.1
Air & Climate3.6
Land & Life3.1
+ Training & Collaboration1.8
+ Community3.1
+ Safety6
+ Certification4.9
+ Materials & Codes6.8

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Customers 3.1

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship2.7

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2024 Overall B Impact Score99.5
2021 Overall B Impact Score116.1
2017 Overall B Impact Score126.2

Additional Documentation

Transparent Disclosure (2024)

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