Grady O'Rear is founding President/CEO of Green Advantage, Inc., an international non-profit organization that credentials building-related practitioners in state-of-the-art sustainable and resilient building means, methods, materials and best practices. Launched with US EPA funds, it is the longest standing green building construction personnel credentialing body in the US.

Grady does additional work developing financing for renewable energy and land conservation projects. He is the developer of EcoVillage of Loudoun County, Virginia and was the founding President/CEO of Way Station, Inc., a comprehensive, non-profit, mental health organization, named a “Point of Light” by the White House. Built in 1991, its national education and training center/rehabilitation facility for many years was considered one of the most energy efficient commercial buildings in the US. Grady holds a B.S. in Education and an M.A. in Psychology.