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Joshua Salinger is CEO and Founder of Birdsmouth Design-Build, a residential Design Build company located in Portland OR. In 1999 Josh graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in Zoology and Conservation. In 2007 he started Birdsmouth Design-Build with the goal of designing and building beautiful, high performing homes that transform and improve the built environment. He is a frequent contributor to Fine Homebuilding Magazine and has received certifications from Earth Advantage’s Sustainable Homes Professional course, is a Phius Certified Passive House Builder and is an accredited EEBA Zero Energy Home Professional. He has been on the board of Passive House Northwest since 2016 and also sits on the Technical committee of Zero Energy Ready Oregon. He is an instructor for Earth Advantage’s Sustainable Homes Professional Remote Learning & Accreditation Program and is also an instructor for the Phius' Builders Training Certification program. He lives in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood of Portland with his wife and 2 children. He enjoys playing guitar, yoga, cooking, bemoaning the inefficiency of his house, and making the world’s best cup of coffee.

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