Master Builders Association
Built Green

Electronic Newsletter for Green Residential Building
July 2014


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Featured Project

Featured Project

Greenlake Partners - Seattle, WA
Project: Built Green Single Family/Townhome New Construction
Verifier: Evergreen Certified

The Meridian FlexHaus at 8015 Meridian Ave. N. is a new 5-Star Built Green residence located just three blocks from the shops, restaurants and jogging trail at the northern tip of Green Lake. Based on Japanese and European designs, this innovative 3,019-square-foot residence is made up of two joined living spaces. This design allows for flexible living arrangements and additional urban density within a single-family zoned neighborhood.
View the full case study here.

MBA Highlights

Master Builders Association Night at the Mariners
July 22, Seattle
Bring your family, friends and colleagues to watch the Mariners prevail over the New York Mets at beautiful Safeco Field. This is a great opportunity for a company night at the ballpark! Tickets have been discounted for members. Use code “Builders” at the link below to purchase tickets. Purchase 20+ tickets and your company name will appear on the Mariner's digital board.
Cost: $11/View Level, $25/Main Level
Deadline to purchase tickets is 5 p.m., July 21.


July Greendrinks - A green-business summer bash hosted by Sustainable Seattle's Tools for Tomorrow
July 8, Seattle
Nothing says summer like brats, brews and boats-. That's why Seattle Greendrinks and Sustainable Seattle's Tools for Tomorrow are having a summer bash at The Seattle Yacht Club! This July, we'll be celebrating Seattle's innovative sustainable businesses. Come meet over 10 local businesses, including the winners of the 2014 Sustainability Leadership Awards and hear about the inspirational sustainability initiatives making Seattle a truly Emerald City. Guest speakers include Seattle Steam and Seattle 2030 District. Sponsored by BECU, Point B and Sustainable Business Consulting. Also thanks to our event partner, Pinchot University!


Classes listed below are approved workshops for fulfilling the annual Built Green education requirement for certifying projects.

Anatomy of a Deep Green Home
July 9, Seattle
The field of green construction has continued to grow in spite of the economic downturn. "Green" building is certainly the wave of the future and will someday become main stream. This course chronicles the journey from idea to reality of a national award-winning deep-green demonstration home. The curriculum provides a snapshot of residential green building concepts, including ratings, design, energy and water use reduction and materials.

Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training
July 22 to 23, Bellevue
We are happy to now offer Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training (CESCL) certification courses at a new reduced price. CESCL certification is required in the state of Washington by the Washington State Department of Ecology for personnel responsible for construction stormwater inspections and sampling at construction sites. Students who complete the course will receive a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) card, which is good for three years.

Green Real Estate Specialist Designation Course - Module 2
Green Building Part 2

July 24, Seattle
Module 2: Green Building Part II continues the list of components: Water, Materials, and Education, Operations and Maintenance. It concludes with a section on Rating: programs for buildings, products and people, as well as energy efficiency ratings.

Green Real Estate Specialist Designation Course - Module 3
Greening the Market

August 22, Seattle
Module 3: Greening the Market narrows in on how the appraisal, mortgage lending and insurance industries can – and must – join the conversation and help move green building more and more into the mainstream.


Save the Date! Built Green Conference 2014
Sept. 18, Technology Access Foundation's Bethaday Community Learning Space, Seattle
The 2014 Built Green Conference will include a full day of networking and learning about the latest in green building trends. The primary goal of the event is to educate developers, builders, remodelers, architects, real estate professionals and the public about building sustainable communities.

Featuring Keynote Speaker, Nico Larco
Nico Larco, AIA is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture and is affiliated faculty in Planning, Public Policy, and Management at the University of Oregon. He is also the co-founder and co-director of the Sustainable Cities Initiative.

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
King County GreenTools - Presenting Sponsor
Green Canopy Homes - Reception Sponsor
Guild Mortgage - Supporting Sponsor
BMC - Session Room Sponsor
PSE - Session Room Sponsor

Ask About Our Remaining Sponsorship Opportunities
Contact our Events Department for more information on sponsoring the 2014 Built Green Conference.

Enrollment Deadline Approaching
Enroll your Single-family Projects by July 18 to be eligible to certify with the 2011 Single-family Checklist
On Dec. 9, 2013, the Built Green Executive Committee approved an update to the single-family checklist. Beginning on July 18, 2014, all new construction single-family and townhome projects will be required to adhere to the new statewide New Construction Single-family/Townhome Certification checklist. Click here to read more.

Green Building News

More Single-Family and Multifamily Builders and Remodelers Expect to Go Green

New Certifications

Congratulations to:

Madaraworks Inc for certifying one remodel home in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green.

All Construction NW Inc for certifying 50 multifamily apartments in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Method Homes LLC for certifying two single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Isola Homes for certifying 10 single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Beau Development for certifying four single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Sage Homes Northwest for certifying three single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Hunny Homes for certifying four single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Greenlake Partners for certifying one single-family home in Seattle as 5-Star Built Green.

True Built LLC for certifying one single-family home in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

BDR Homes LLC for certifying nine single-family townhouses in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green.

cMAC LLC for certifying four single-family townhouses in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Ashworth Homes for certifying one single-family house in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Build Sound LLC for certifying four single-family townhouses in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

DC Granger Inc for certifying seven single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

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!

4712 Delridge LLC
C B Construction
Country Craft Homes LLC
Hagge Design Associates Inc
Performance Insulation & Energy Services
Phoenix Fine Homes LLC
RUDD Development
Schock Construction Inc
Shugart Wasse
Valley Fabricators LLC
Walker 1401 LLC
Warmboard Inc

Contact and Connect with Built Green

Built Green

There are four levels of sponsorship available to support the Built Green program, all tax deductible. To find out more about becoming a sponsor of Built Green, please see the sponsorship overview and the individual sponsorship plans. If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor, please email the Program Director or call (425) 460-8230 for further information.

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