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Dec 2014

 

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Mission

Our mission is to promote ecologically friendly home building methods and practices, and to enhance our communities through leadership in sustainable development.

 

 

Statistics

Total homes certified since 2000:
15,108

Total homes certified in 2014:
538

Total BG member companies:
449

 

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Featured Project

Turnkey Buiilders

Turnkey Builders – Built Green 4-Star Multifamily
Verifier: Tadashi Shiga, Evergreen Certified

EcoFlats- College Park is a new 4-Star Built Green development, located at 1121 and 1123 N 92nd St in Seattle. It is only a few blocks from North Seattle Community College. This residence features condo-quality studios and one bedroom apartments. Located within walking distance to Rapid Ride E Line; a downtown connector, this residence is a convenient and attractive place to live. These apartments showcase modern living with sustainability in mind.
View the full case study here.

Featured Project

Alternative & Active Transportation: Bike Shares
Dec. 11, Burien City Hall, Burien
This Roundtable will examine bike shares as a strategy for increasing mobility while reducing the number of cars on the road from a number of perspectives. City of Seattle Traffic Engineer Dongho Chang will share the incredible NACTO resource, The Urban Bikeway Design Guide, and offer practical insights from the very recent 2nd Avenue protected bike lane demonstration project in Seattle. Fred Young from Alta Planning will also discuss the recent rollout of Seattle's Pronto! bike share which launched in October, as well as future expansion plans for the program.
Click here to find out more.

Featured Project

NWAEP First Thursday Environmental Networking Happy Hour
Dec. 4, Rhein House, Seattle
Please join the Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals (NWAEP) to attend the monthly NWAEP First Thursday Networking Happy Hour on Dec. 4. The event is will be hosted at Rhein Haus (formerly Von Trapp's) at 5:30 PM for bier, brats, bocce and networking.
Click here to learn more.

Greendrinks Holiday Fair
Dec. 9, Tesla Motor Works, Seattle
Seattle Greendrinks and Sustainable Seattle are partnering with Seattle Good Business Network to bring you the Annual Holiday Fair: Give like You Give a Damn! This is one event that cannot be missed! Tesla Motor Works in South Lake Union is hosting and stop by to shop for your holiday gifts, enjoy food, drink and see friends both new and old!
Click here to learn more.

Featured Project

The classes listed below are approved workshops for fulfilling the annual Built Green educational requirement for project certification.

Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Re-Certification
Dec. 2, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, Bellevue
Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) certification is required in the state of Washington by the Washington State Department of Ecology for personnel responsible for the construction of stormwater inspections and sampling at construction sites. Students who complete the course will receive a CESCL card, which is valid for three years.
Click here to learn more.

Understanding the Living Building Challenge Workshop
Dec. 2, 4, 9 and 11, Online
Understanding the Living Building Challenge online workshop provides an in-depth introduction to the Living Building Challenge ideology and certification process. Those attending are the green building leaders of their community: design professionals, contractors, developers, owners, government officials and employees of public agencies. They are anyone and everyone who can impact the development of the built environment. The online workshop consists of four live webinars with supplemental reading and activities. In order to earn your certificate of attendance you must attend all four webinars and participate in the activities.
Click here to learn more.

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!

Aegis Living
C X I Properties
Gamut360 Holdings LLC
M R N Homes LLC
Mead Homes Inc
New Core Development

News

Deadline to Complete Single-Family and Remodel projects without Third Party Verification
Dec. 31, 2014 is the deadline to complete all single-family and remodel projects without third party verification.
Click here to read more.

All New Single-Family Projects will Use 2014 Checklist
On Dec. 9, 2013, the Built Green Executive Committee approved an update to the single-family checklist. Starting Jul. 18, 2014, any new construction of 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.

Painting a Better Tomorrow®

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 the Master Builders Association and 241 volunteers came together for the Association's 2014 Painting a Better Tomorrow™. This year's recipient was the 100 year old Seneca Building, home of the downtown Seattle YWCA. Participants helped the YWCA by painting 6 floors of the 8 story building. Over 90,000 square feet of walls received a much needed fresh coat of paint. This painting project has been on the YWCA's projects list for over nine years and has not been completed due to budget constraints. The Association and the YWCA are both grateful for our volunteers' generous donation of their time and talent.


Click on an image to enlarge. Photos by: Victoria VanBruinisse

New Certifications

Congratulations to:

Paulsen Construction for certifying one single-family home in Woodinville as 3-Star Built Green.

Dwell Development for certifying one single-family home in Seattle as 5-Star Built Green.

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

RD Construction for certifying two single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Turnkey Builders 16 multi-family apartments in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Jakes D. Corporation for certifying four single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

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

Noren Development for certifying three single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

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

R. Thoreson Homes for certifying two single-family homes in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green.

Adolfson & Peterson Construction for certifying 106 multi-family apartments in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green.

Greenleaf Construction, Inc. for certifying three single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Shorewood Homes, Inc. for certifying two single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

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

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

Collz, Inc. for certifying five single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Terrene Ventures for certifying one single-family home in Issaquah as 3-Star Built Green.

Contact and Connect with Built Green

Built Green MBA

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 more information.

Master Builders Association
335 116th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98004
P: (425) 460-8238
F: (425) 646-5985
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