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Feb 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

Green Canopy Homes

Green Canopy Homes – Built Green 4-Star Remodeled Home
Verifier: Evergreen Certified

What can you do with a harsh, stucco-clad bungalow in Ballard? This 1911 home was thoughtfully reimagined by Green Canopy Homes and reconstructed into a charming yet modern home with light and bright spaces, a stunning communal kitchen addition and vestiges of reclaimed features throughout.
This 4-star Built Green certified home, nicknamed Arabella, was gutted and rehabbed – maintaining 75 percent of the original structure. The project was carefully deconstructed, with building materials source separated and recycled on site. This process allowed the team to harvest framing lumber to reuse as a feature wall, highlighting the history of the original home.
View the full case study here.

Featured Project

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

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.

Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) Training
Feb. 10, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, Bellevue
CESCL certification is required in the state of Washington by the State Department of Ecology for personnel responsible for monitoring stormwater at larger construction sites. Students who complete the course will receive a CESCL card, which is good for three years.
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.

New Certifications

Congratulations to:

Block 24 LLC for certifying 107 multifamily apartments in Issaquah s 4-Star Built Green.

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

PHC Construction for certifying one single-family house on Bainbridge as 5-Star Built Green.

Isola Homes for certifying 13 single-family homes as 4-Star Built Green and nine single-family homes as 5-Star Built Green in Seattle.

R Thoreson Homes for certifying one single-family home in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

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

Polygon Northwest for certifying 16 single-family homes and 20 multifamily apartments in Issaquah as 3-Star Built Green.

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

Ace Construction Services LLC for certifying two single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.


Reminder: WaterSense New Homes Incentive Progam and Class
We are very excitement about our partnership with Cascade Water Alliance through which we will be able to offer a new incentive for green building certification: the WaterSense New Homes Incentive Program. The incentive offers a $1,000 rebate for homes in Cascade Water Alliance's territory that achieve both the WaterSense New Homes requirements and Built Green 3-Star certification. Built Green will assist with this process.
Interested in learning more? Please join us at the Master Builders Association for the first WaterSense/Built Green class on Feb. 4! You will learn about the details of this new and exciting program and how you can take advantage of this incentive. Click here to read more.

Visit us at the Seattle Home Show
Built Green will be at the Seattle Home Show at the CenturyLink Event Center, and we would love to see you there! Come visit us at our brand new booth. We'd be happy to talk with you and share information about what is currently going on with the program and answer any questions you may have. In addition, many Built Green members will have their own booths and the Master Builders Association will have its booth as well, so there will be plenty of interesting displays to check out.
The Home Show also features great speakers. Anthony Maschmedt (Dwell Development) and Tadashi Shiga (Evergreen Certified) will be giving a talk on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 11:30 a.m. on Built Green 5-Star certification and net zero homebuilding. Anthony is the current chair of the Built Green Executive Committee and Tadashi is a Built Green Third-Party Verifier. Come out and hear what they have to say!

Featured Project

Northwest Association for Environmental Professionals Seattle Art Museum Networking Event
Feb. 5, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
Please join the Northwest Association for Environmental Professionals for their First Thursday environmental networking event! Attendees will be meeting in the TASTE restaurant for drinks and networking until around 6 p.m. After that, folks will be able to take advantage of the first Thursday free admission to the art museum.
Click here to learn more.

Green Pathways out of Poverty
Feb. 7, Bethany UCC, Seattle
Come learn more about green job opportunities, the value of work experience to set young adults of color on a course to fulfilling professional lives, and how we can grow young people of color into leadership roles in the green movement. This is a Young Leaders Tech-In organized by Got Green.
Click here to learn more.

YLG Third Thursday Happy Hour
Feb. 19, Pike Brewing, Seattle
You are invited to join the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Northwest Young Leaders Group (YLG) in Seattle for their monthly happy hour. This is an informal happy hour for ULI members to network and discuss industry news.
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!

Blue Fern Development
Conservation Services Group
Cyzner Properties
Eurocon Inc
Firewalker Construction LLC
Greenhome Solutions LLC
Henry Company
Housing Hope
ReModerned Homes LLC
Watershed Holdings, LLC

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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F: (425) 646-5985

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