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Jan 2015



King County

Snohomish County

Cascade Water Alliance


Puget Sound Energy



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




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Featured Project

Turnkey Buiilders

Woodcrafters Construction – Built Green 4-Star Single-Family Home
Verifier: Evergreen Certified

This new 4-star single family home in the Victory Heights neighborhood of Seattle was the first certified Built Green project by the experienced team from Woodcrafters Construction. Developed by Victory Partners, this "modern farmhouse" style home is an efficient and comfortable four bedroom residence that can be occupied by a young, growing family of three. The design is characterized by high ceilings on both floors, open living spaces and carefully selected fixtures and finishes that belie their reasonable prices.
View the full case study here.

New Certifications

Congratulations to:

Isola Homes for certifying six 3-Star Built Green and six 4-Star Built Green single-family homes, as well as five 5-Star Built Green single-family townhomes in Seattle.

Dean Homes for certifying a single-family home in Bellevue as 3-Star Built Green.

Huber's Custom Building for certifying four single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

cMAC LLC for certifying two 4-Star Built Green single-family townhomes in Seattle.

PHC Construction for certifying two multi-family buildings with ten apartments each om Bainbridge as 5-Star Built Green.

Woodcrafters Construction for certifying a single-family home in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Noren Development for certifying four single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Greenbuild Development for certifying eleven single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Labib Construction for certifying four single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Barcelo Homes for certifying two 4-Star Built Green single-family homes in Seattle.

Soleil Homes for certifying four single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Ichijo USA for certifying twelve single-family townhomes in Issaquah as 4-Star Built Green.

McDowell Design Build for certifying a 4-Star Built Green single-family home in Seattle.

Green Canopy Homes for certifying one single-family remodel in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Method Homes for certifying a single-family home in Enumclaw as 5-Star Built Green.

Build Urban for certifying five single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Village Builders, LLC for certifying four 4-Star Built Green single-family townhomes in Seattle.

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

Sunshine Construction LLC for certifying a single-family ADU in Seattle as 3-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!

Beckman Building & Remodel
Brock Smith Custom Homes LLC
Seattle Sound Homes LLC
Windermere Real Estate/Malmgren


Announcing the WaterSense/Built Green Incentive!
We are pleased to share that Built Green has partnered with the Cascade Water Alliance to offer a new incentive for green building certification: the WaterSense New Homes Incentive Program. Builders that achieve this certification will receive a rebate of $1,000 per home.
Click here to read more.

Addition to the Team!
Leah MissikBuilt Green recently welcomed Leah Missik as the new Built Green Program Manager. She will be working with members and other stakeholders on strengthening and expanding the program. We are excited to welcome Leah to the Built Green team and to the Seattle area. Leah looks forward to connecting with others who are working towards sustainability. You can reach Leah at lmissik@mbaks.com or (425) 460-8238.

Congratulations to Ashworth Homes!
Built Green announced the winner of our 'Moving the Market' award at December's General Membership Dinner. This award recognizes a builder who has stepped up in a big way in terms of their green building portfolio over the past year. We want to recognize Ashworth Homes for their efforts and commitment to moving the market toward a sustainable future.

Featured Project

Putting a Price on Carbon Roundtable
Jan. 15, Beaver Lake Lodge, Sammamish
This roundtable will explore several different approaches for "putting a priceā€ on climate pollution and explore how counties and cities can directly engage on and benefit from what can seem like a complex solution. The roundtable will also showcase King County's Department of Natural Resources and Parks Beyond Carbon Neutral Commitment through the lens of its Carbon and Energy Investment Pilot Program.
Click here to learn more.

YLG New Year Social
Jan. 15, Friends of the Waterfront, Seattle
Join the Urban Land Institute Northwest on January 15 for a celebration to start the New Year with Friends of Waterfront Seattle. Network with other members, catch up on what's new with the redevelopment of the waterfront and ring in the New Year with other land use professionals.
Click here to learn more.

Sustainability Leadership Awards 2015: The Best of the Region!
Jan. 23, Museum of History and Industry, Seattle
Join Sustainable Seattle at the Sustainability Leadership Awards dinner. This annual event is dedicated to recognizing the efforts of nominees for their leadership, innovation and commitment to making the Puget Sound region a more sustainable place to live.
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 (CESCL) Training
Jan. 21, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, Bellevue
CESCL training 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.

WaterSense/Built Green Incentive Class
Feb. 4, Master Builders Association, Bellevue
Built Green and the Cascade Water Alliance have partnered to offer an incentive to builders who combine WaterSense and Built Green certifications. This class will teach you how to accomplish these certifications, why they are important, and how to receive the $1,000 rebate incentive. Lunch will be provided.
Click here to learn more.

Do You Need a Space to Host an Event or Class?
Check out the zHome Stewardship Center. For more information or to reserve the space, please contact Ellen Cole at ecole@mbaks.com.


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 manager or call (425) 460-8238 for more information.

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