January 2016
In This Issue
SPONSORS
Numbers
Total projects certified since 2000: 16,036

Total projects certified in 2015: 832

Total BG member companies: 481
Mission
Our mission is to promote ecologically friendly home building methods and practices, and to enhance our communities through leadership in sustainable development.
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 that signifies you as a Built Green member. Your company is also listed on the Built Green website.
 
Welcome to our newest member companies!

Helpful Links


Habitat for Humanity, 4-Star Single Family Homes
LaFortuna building 8 (a triplex) is the third building of a multi-phase project in southeast Renton. The development will consist of 41 units in 8 buildings, all townhouses, with 4 of the units being ground floor ADA adaptable. The project is within walking distance of an elementary and a high school. The LaFortuna community is a collaboration between Washington State, King County, the City of Renton, faith based organizations, corporations and thousands of volunteers and donors.



Read the full case study at the Built Green website.
 
Moving the Market Award Winner
We want to extend our hearty congratulations once again to Denizen Development, who received the 2015 Moving the Market Award at the MBA's Winter General Membership Dinner. The Moving the Market Award recognizes Built Green members who have recently begun participating in the program and have quickly ramped up their efforts. Denizen first certified three projects in 2014. In 2015, they nearly doubled these numbers, with eight certifications. Currently, they have 21 projects enrolled, so we can expect more great things! In addition to boosting their certification numbers, the Denizen team has taken a proactive approach, utilizing Built Green marketing and reaching out to see how they can be further involved. Great work!
In Case You Missed it... zHome Coverage and Updates
The white paper we released on the post-occupancy results of zHome - the country's first net zero energy townhome complex - has continued to attract media attention! Check out this great story that first aired on KUOW and then went national! We have also retired the zHome Stewardship Center, and are excited that it will soon be a living space for a lucky person or two!

Update: WaterSenseŽ New Homes Incentive Program
Built Green and Cascade Water Alliance will continue to offer the WaterSense New Homes Incentive Program in 2016! For more information on the incentive, and to see how you may be able to receive a rebate for building sustainably in Cascade's water service territory, click here. Only 50 rebates will be offered; don't miss your chance! We will soon send announcements about classes on the incentive, both for builders who want to take advantage of it, as well as others who are interested in these programs or water conservation in general.

Sustainable Cities Roundtable: Natural Infrastructure in Urban Settings
January 14, Bellevue City Hall, Bellevue
The Puget Sound region is expected to grow by an additional 1.5 million people in the next 25 years. As our concrete and steel "gray" infrastructure ages and we face increasing challenges in adapting to a changing climate, we must reconsider how the urban and natural environments interact. Using ecological principles, cities can design natural infrastructure to provide ecosystem services like stormwater management, coastal protection, air purification and urban heat island mitigation. This "green" infrastructure provides an important connecting link between cities and nature, and delivers a broad range of benefits to those who live and work nearby. Join Island Press Author and Nature Conservancy scientist Robert McDonald to discuss his book Conservation for Cities: How to Plan & Build Natural Infrastructure and hear about how cities can integrate natural infrastructure into urban settings and quantify the benefits of these strategies. 
Radiant Heat Panel Open House
January 27, Mighty Energy Solutions Showroom, Seattle
Mighty Energy Solutions will open their home showroom to the public for the opportunity to see their Ducoterra SolaRay Radiant Ceiling Panels in action. The New Year is a great time to start thinking about how to efficiently heat your home. Pacific Northwest winters can be tough, but not with SolaRay Radiant Heat Panels! These panels provide warm, cozy and healthy heat all year long. Light refreshments will be provided. Drop in anytime, no formal presentation.

The Future of Sustainability: A Community UnConference
February 11, Blakely Hall, Issaquah
This eventful day will include a class, How Millennials are Changing Real Estate (CEU Accredited), a happy hour with networking and a keynote and panel discussion on the past and future of the Issaquah Highlands.
Find out more.
 
EPA Certified Lead-Safe Renovator Training - Initial Certification
January 26, MBA Housing Center, Bellevue
The EPA and Washington State Department of Commerce require all contractors who may disturb lead paint on pre-1978 homes take a class to become a Certified Renovator and then register their firm. Anyone disturbing more than 6 sq. ft. (interior) and 20 sq. ft. (exterior) of lead-based paint must get the training. This class provides a blend of easy compliance, practical application, and real answers to your questions. In addition to the EPA curriculum, we will provide you with valuable insights on how L&I views lead related work, along with other free resources to help your company stay in compliance.
Find out more.

Green Genius B.A.R.: Dirt to List in 60 Minutes
January 28, Zeek's Pizza, Issaquah
This 60-minute class will walk you through the structure of a land deal, reveal the tips and tricks for making a deal work for a green home, and discuss the process of listing and marketing the value of a green home to buyers. The class is part of the series "Celebrating 20 Years of Built Green in the Issaquah Highlands!"

NEW CERTIFICATIONS

Congratulations to:
for certifying four single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
for certifying seven single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
for certifying one remodel home in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green.
 
for certifying one single-family house in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

for certifying 48 multi-family apartments in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

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

for certifying one single-family house in Seattle as 5-Star Built Green. 

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

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

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

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

for certifying nine single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

for certifying 256 multi-family apartments in Bellevue as 3-Star Built Green.

BrickWall LLC
for certifying six single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

for certifying nine single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

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

for certifying one single-family house in Issaquah as 5-Star Built Green.

for certifying one single-family house in Kirkland as 4-Star Built Green.

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

for certifying 30 multi-family apartments in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

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

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

Jake's D Corporation 
for certifying four single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

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

for certifying a micro-apartment building containing six kitchens in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Milona & Co. 
for certifying one single-family house in Kirkland as 4-Star Built Green.

GNC LLC 
for certifying three single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

for certifying one single-family house in Issaquah as 3-Star Built Green.

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

for certifying two single-family homes in Seattle and one single-family house on Mercer Island as 4-Star Built Green.

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

for certifying four single-family remodels in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

for certifying two single-family homes in Seattle as 5-Star Built Green.

Polygon Northwest Homes 
for certifying 30 single-family townhomes in Issaquah as 3-Star Built Green.
CONTACT AND CONNECT WITH 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 Built Green Program Manager Leah Missik or call 425.460.8238 for more information.

Master Builders Association
335 116th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98004
P: 425.460.8238
F: 425.646.5985
builtgreen@mbaks.com

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