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Mission

To serve as the driving force for environmentally sound design, construction, and development practices in Washington’s cities and communities.

Vision

Built Green will be the norm for residential new construction and remodeling, with the majority of permitted projects obtaining certification.

Values

SUSTAINABILITY - The conservation of resources leads to financial benefits and a higher quality of life, and helps ensure access to those resources by future generations. Built Green’s actions are guided by the aim of protecting and enhancing the ecological richness of our communities.

MARKET FOCUS - Built Green believes the market can act as a powerful force to improve environmental and health outcomes. As such, we encourage voluntary green building incentives that will help shift the market, making green building truly profitable for all rather than simply forced.

INCLUSION - Often, those most impacted by environmental issues are those who have historically been marginalized. Built Green strives to cultivate relationships and strategic partnerships with diverse stakeholders in our community to better enhance the sustainability of our region for all of its inhabitants.

EXCELLENCE BY EXAMPLE - Demonstrating excellence inspires others to follow suit. Built Green seeks to serve as an example of continuous improvement, innovation and effectiveness to its members and the community at large.

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The Built Green Team

We're hiring! Learn more and apply for our Built Green Coordinator and Built Green Summer Intern positions.

Leah Missik

Leah Missik is the Program Manager of Built Green. During her time in this position, Leah has overseen the continued growth of the program, conducted studies that received national media attention, and collaborated on the expansion of municipal and utility incentives for green building in the region. Leah is also a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program and a member of Leadership Tomorrow Class of 2018. Prior to managing Built Green, she worked for Tennessee Valley Authority as a Renewable Energy Analyst. She also completed a microfinance internship in Cusco, Peru and did community forestry management research in East Africa with the Kenya Forestry Research Institute while in graduate school. Leah holds her M.P.A. from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, where she concentrated in Environmental Policy and International Affairs. Her B.A. is from Kenyon College.

Aaron Adelstein

Aaron Adelstein is the Director of Programs & Products at the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. With more than 14 years of experience in the building industry, he directs the organization’s community stewardship and sustainability efforts, including the Built Green® program, community service projects such as Rampathon and Painting a Better Tomorrow, outside partnerships with community service organizations, and workforce development programs. Additionally, Aaron also oversees all revenue streams for the association including membership products, programs, and workforce education. Aaron has received the 2013 King County Green Globe Award for Leadership in Sustainable Development and been named one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 under 40. He currently serves on the boards for Rebuilding Together Seattle and Housing Hope and was a founding board member of Built Green Washington. He also served on the City of Seattle’s Green Building Task Force. Aaron holds an M.S. in environmental policy from the University of Montana, where he specialized in environmental advocacy strategies focusing on green building programs.

Sponsors & Partners

As a non-profit program, Built Green relies on the generosity and commitment of companies and government agencies for funding. The following sponsors have contributed to Built Green’s success this year:

Partners

King County Green Tools Snohomish County

Sponsors

Puget Sound Energy Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment

Become a Sponsor

Since the inception of the Built Green program, funding and substantial in-kind contributions have been provided by the Master Builders Association and program partners, King County and Snohomish County. Other support has been provided by local municipalities, utilities, and companies.

As the Built Green program continues as an important regional industry and sustainability force, both its influence and its funding needs have grown. A small amount of funding comes from program enrollment fees. To accommodate for rapid growth and continued innovative projects, Built Green seeks additional funding to pay for customer outreach, education, data compilation and analysis, policy support, and administrative support.

Sponsorship Levels

Members of the private and public sectors including national, regional, and local providers of green products and services, developers, builders, governmental and non-profit organizations invested in the mission of the Built Green, and associate members of Built Green are all able to be Built Green Sponsors.

Built Green
Emerald Ally
$15,000
  • Exclusive marketing opportunities
  • Verbal recognition at all classes and events
  • Prominent logo placement on the website
  • Logo placement in the monthly Built Green electronic newsletter
  • Prominent logo placement in the Built Green Conference Program
  • Display table at the Built Green Conference
  • Other partnership opportunities available through mutual discussion
Built Green
Ally
$10,000
  • Verbal recognition at all classes and events
  • Prominent logo placement on the website
  • Logo placement in the monthly Built Green electronic newsletter
  • Prominent logo placement in the Built Green Conference Program
  • Display table at the Built Green Conference
  • Other partnership opportunities available through mutual discussion
Built Green
Supporter
$5,000
  • Logo placement on the website
  • Logo placement in the monthly Built Green electronic newsletter
  • Logo placement in the Built Green Conference Program
  • Display table at the Built Green Conference
Built Green
Friend
$2,500
  • Logo placement on the website
  • Logo placement in the monthly Built Green electronic newsletter
  • Logo placement in the Built Green Conference Program

Interested?

Interested? Please contact Levi Thomas, Business Development Manager, at 425.278.0222 or lthomas@mbaks.com

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Contact Us

BUILT GREEN

Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties
335 116th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98004

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Phone: 425.451.8229
Email: builtgreen@mbaks.com