Master Builders Association
Built Green

Electronic Newsletter for Green Residential Building
November 2013


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New Website

As of Nov. 12 we have a new online identity! Check out the new We are still working on some of the functionality and will be rolling out features over the next couple of months.

Contact us at if you have questions or any trouble finding anything.

Third-Party Verification at all Levels

All Built Green-certification levels for all checklists will require third-party verification as of January 1, 2014.

For those of you who would like to enroll and certify a project that will be 3-Stars or under without third-party verification, you can do so until the following deadlines:

All project enrollments: Feb. 28, 2014
If we do not have enrollment paperwork for your project by Feb. 1 of next year, you will be required to use third-party verification.

All final certification paperwork received by:

Final certification for single-family projects:
Dec. 31, 2014

Final certification for multifamily projects:
Dec. 31, 2015

The above certification deadlines only apply if the enrollment paperwork was received by the enrollment deadline.


Save the Date: Nov. 14, "Designing Suburban Futures" Island Press Author Event
November Roundtable: Since the start of the Great Recession, more suburbs have become the site of distressed neighborhoods, empty strip malls, aging office parks and excess parking lots. Could they instead be centers of innovation and resilience? Yes, says June Williamson, co-author of "Retrofitting Suburbia" and author of the new book, "Designing Suburban Futures: New Models from Build a Better Burb" (Island Press, May 2013).

This special roundtable event brings Island Press author and associate professor in the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York June Williamson in to explore the potential to refit and reshape suburbs into thriving and vibrant communities, reflecting from the "Build a Better Burb" competition she helped conceive and organize in New York. Williamson and several local community partners will lead an engaging discussion about what these ideas could look like in our region and where our needs are greatest, including buildings, infrastructure and the social and environmental landscape.

10x10x10 Green Building Slam
The 10x10x10 Green Building Slam showcases 10 fast-paced, mind-blowing talks about remarkable green building projects in Greater Seattle. It will be a fabulous opportunity to inform building-industry, government and university officials; homeowners (current and future); and students about the exciting things that push the green building envelope.

New Members

Are you a member of Built Green and the Master Builders Association? If so, your company is designated with a small, green tree on the Master Builders Association's website, which signifies you as a Built Green member. Your company is also listed on the Built Green website.

Welcome to our newest member companies!

Andersen Construction Co
Harjo Construction Services LLC
King Co. Housing Authority

Built Green Conference

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the 2013 Built Green Conference! We really hope you enjoyed the day of education and networking at the Brightwater Education and Community Center. We hope to see you again next year.


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2013 Built Green Hammer Award Winners

Builder, Large Production
Pulte Group

Builder, Small Production
Isola Homes

Builder, Custom New Construction
Model Remodel

Builder, Small Speculative
Dwell Development

Builder, Multi-Family 1-50 units
Marpac Construction LLC
Imani Village

Builder, Multi-Family 50-150 Units
The Schuster Group
Muriel’s Landing

Builder, Multi-Family 150+ Units
SRM Development

Developer, Large Community
King County Housing Authority
Seola Gardens

Outstanding Affordable Housing
Young Women's Christian Association of King and Snohomish County
Issaquah Highlands Family Village

Builder, Remodel
LimeLite Development

Built Green Advocate, Private Sector
Evergreen Certified

Built Green Advocate, Public Sector
City of Redmond

Judge’s Choice
Dovetail, Inc.
Julia Place

Green Genius Real Estaate Award

Green Genius Awards 2013: Top 10 Real Estate Agents

Top Five Listing Agents:
   1. Dustin Van Wyck, Windermere
    2. Kelley Meister, Windermere
    3. Larry Wilcynski, Windermere
    4. Susan L. Stasik, Windermere
    5. Traci Schiffner, Richmond American Homes

Top Five Selling Agents:
    1. Allie Howard, Redfin
    2. George L. Beasley, Windermere
    3. Sabrina Booth, Redfin
    4. Roger Morris, Coldwell Bank Bain
    5. Trevor D. Smith, Redfin

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