| Featured Project
Ichijo USA - Redmond, WA
Project: Built Green 4-Star Single Family Townhomes
Verifier: Tom Balderston, Conservation Services Group
This project is an excellent demonstration of net-zero energy townhomes at an affordable price. The homes had a score of over 600 points, but due to the small site, they could not include all of the prerequisites for 5-Star Built Green certification.
View the full case study here.
| King County
Green Power Communities
Mercer Island Community Center
Feb. 13, 2014
Close to one-third of America’s carbon pollution comes from power plants. Communities, businesses and organizations can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support America’s renewable energy industry, improve public health and help transition the country to cleaner energy sources by using green power. Mercer Island was recently awarded a 2013 Green Power Community of the Year by the EPA. Learn how Mercer Island achieved this notable award and gain ideas to replicate their progress in your community. Continue reading
Classes listed below are approved workshops for fulfilling the annual Built Green education requirement for certifying projects.
Energy Efficient Walls for New Homes and Remodels
Feb. 4 to -15, Seattle
This course is designed to provide a thorough introduction to theory and techniques, as well as hands-on field training. It’s designed to be both appropriate for those new to energy efficient wall systems as well as those experienced with them interested in taking their skill to a much higher level.
When Sizing Matters - Intro to HVAC Optimization & Downsizing for Low Energy Homes
Feb. 6 to 15, Seattle
This class is ideal for energy auditors, weatherization and green building personnel, new HVAC employees and consultants.
CESCL: Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training
Feb. 11 - 12, and 20, Bellevue
This exciting course examines the most up-to-date techniques in the management of sediment and construction sites. Students who complete the course will receive a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) card, which is good for three years.
Navigating Green Fields within the MLS Input Form
Feb. 28, Seattle
This course will walk the broker and appraiser through the booklet, covering its essential role as a field guide assisting individuals to correctly identify green features, while eliminating input errors and associated liability.
Managing Stormwater in The Northwest
March 5, Tacoma
A Business Perspective on Stormwater Regulation. Stormwater regulations have tightened, third-party lawsuits continue to be an enforcement threat and, for property owners and managers, the economics of compliance matter more than ever. This conference will address these challenges and will present practical answers for companies and service providers in Washington and Oregon.
Sustainable Building Advisor Program Course
March 21 to June 21, Seattle
O’Brien & Company will host the classroom portion of the Seattle Sustainable Building Advisor Program. Also included in the program will be field trips to exemplary sustainable and green building projects throughout Seattle.
After successfully completing the Sustainable Building Advisor Program students can become Certified Sustainable Building Advisors (CSBA) by taking the CSBA exam. A passing score entitles professionals to use the designation CSBA after one’s name on business cards and resumes, for example. As a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor you will be part of an active alumni network of leading green building professionals.
Green Building – The Marketing Advantage
March 28, Seattle
This course examines the “what” and “why” of green building and takes the broker on a journey through “The Inspiration House,” which is certified under the two major certification programs in Washington. Brokers will learn who’s interested in buying green homes and how selling green homes, when the benefits are thoroughly understood, is the marketing advantage.
| 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!
Windermere Real Esate/NW Inc-Stasik
Seolta General Construction
K L Builders LLC
Mak & Jak
Okom Homes LLC
Northwest Investment LLC
D L Builders LLC