| Featured Project
Natural Building Solutions, LLC - Seattle, WA
Project: Built Green 5-Star Single Family Home
Verifier: Tom Balderston, Conservation Services Group
The Dream House Tree House is a 5-star Built Green project nestled onto a wooded lot bordered by the Cheasty Green Space, a ten-acre urban forest between the Lockmore neighborhood of Beacon Hill and Columbia City in Seattle. Designed and built by Natural Building Solutions, LLC, the house achieves a high level of performance while enhancing the natural surroundings.
View the full case study here.
| New Certifications
Natural Building Solutions LLC for certifying their single-family home at 4858 29th Ave. S. in Seattle as 5-Star Built Green.
Batt + Lear for certifying their single-family home at 4858 29th Ave. S. in Seattle as 5-Star Built Green.
Richmond American Homes for certifying their five single-family homes at 11412, 11340, 11332, 11324, and 11308 4th Pl. SW Seattle as 3-Star Built Green.
Beau Development Inc for certifying their two single-family homes at 2139 and 2141 Waverly Pl N in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
Steve Burnstead Construction for certifying their single-family home at 12258 168th Ct. NE in Redmond as 4-Star Built Green.
West Tier Development & Homes Corp for certifying their five single-family homes at 12878, 12874, 12849, 12855, and 12871 64th Ct. NE in Kirkland as 4-Star Built Green.
GNC, LLC for certifying their four single-family homes at 4105, 4107, 4109, 4111 Chilberg Ave. SW in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
Greenleaf Construction Inc for certifying their three single-family homes at 700 16th Ave, 1602 E. Cherry St, and 1604 E. Cherry St. in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green
Model Remodel for certifying their two single-family homes at 1518 Interlaken Pl E. and 3729 Wallingford Ave. N in Seattle as Refit Built Green.
BDR Homes LLC for certifying their two single-family homes at 1779 NE Harrison Dr. and 27150 SE Grand Ridge Dr. in Issaquah as 3-Star Built Green.
R. Thoreson Homes for certifying their two single-family homes at 4315 and 4319 SW Trenton St in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
GProjects for certifying their four single-family homes at 1907, 1909 A, B, and C 9th Ave. W. in Seattle as 5-Star Built Green.
| Partner News
Changes to Seattle’s Priority Green Permitting Incentives
The Seattle Department of Planning and Development’s (DPD) voluntary green-permitting incentive, Priority Green Expedited, will be changing eligibility requirements early next year. Priority Green Expedited is available for new construction projects. It provides a single point of contact and faster building permit review and processing for projects that meet certain green building standards, like Built Green.
Over the last three years, DPD has seen a substantial increase in the number of permits for small residential projects including single-family, duplexes, townhouses and rowhouses. Overall we have seen 258 applications for building permits enroll in the expedited program: 200 small residential, 47 large multifamily and 11 commercial projects. About 20 percent of all residential permit applications and 2 percent of all commercial permit applications for new construction (with complex reviews) are participating in the Priority Green Expedited program.
Seattle Adopts Plan for Saving Resources in City-Owned Buildings
Aims to Achieve 20 Percent Energy Savings by 2020
The city of Seattle has adopted a Resource Conservation Management Plan (RCMP) that outlines how the city will reduce energy use in city-owned buildings by 20 percent by 2020. A 20-percent energy use reduction by 2020 (compared to the 2008 baseline) would also result in utility cost savings of roughly $2.75 million per year after reaching the reduction goal.