April 2016
In This Issue
SPONSORS
Numbers
Total projects certified since 2000: 16,415

Total projects certified in 2016: 256

Total BG member companies: 473
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!




Future Technology Homes Inc.


Panasonic Eco Solutions NA

 

TPoint Construction LLC 

Smart Build LLC

 


Perpetuity LLC

Acapriccio
 

Design Group LLC

 

KJ Construction
 

Best-Way Services LLC


 

Noble Homes LLC 

Helpful Links


Ulric Dihle/Malboeuf Bowie Architecture - 5-Star Single-Family Remodel
This 5-Star remodel of a single-family home in the Wedgwood neighborhood far surpasses the aesthetic and performance of most new construction projects in Seattle. Builder/Developer Ulric Dihle partnered with Malboeuf Bowie architects to bring this project to life. By incorporating a number of passive house construction methods, the home will stand for decades to come as a unique example of Built Green performance and durability.



Read the full case study at the Built Green website.
 
Built Green 2016 Conference Website Launched
Want to know more about this year's Built Green Conference? Look no further! The conference website has been launched! Find more about our keynote, schedule, venue, awards and more! It is also a great time to register and take advantage of the early bird pricing.
 
Speak at Built Green 2016!
Do you have in-depth knowledge about a facet of green building, insight into new trends or technologies, or a unique sustainability story? We'd love to hear from you regarding speaking at the Built Green Conference! We're excited to host a diverse range or sessions this year, so pitch us your great idea. See this document for submittal details. All submissions are due April 30, 2016.

Northwest Green Home Tour Coming Soon
The Northwest Green Home Tour is an annual fun and educational event that showcases local, sustainable, and green new homes, remodels, and energy retrofits in the greater Seattle area. It also serves as a way for building professionals to engage with the general public. There are plenty of Built Green homes on the tour! See the Events section for more details.

New Incentive from Seattle City Light
Great news for builders! Seattle City Light is offering an incentive to builders with projects in their territory. Projects that use ductless heat pumps as the primary heat source and achieve Built Green 4- or 5-Star certification can receive $1,500 per unit! For more information on this opportunity, please contact Heather Eklund at Seattle City Light.
MBA and Built Green Seek Education Feedback
We want to offer you the courses you need for personal and professional success. To do this, we need you to guide us as we continue to expand our many educational events and opportunities for MBA and Built Green members, and fellow industry professionals. Take our quick and easy survey and earn the chance to win a $50 pre-paid gift card. If you would like to further discuss MBA education, please contact Membership Education Coordinator Skylar O'Harrow, at soharrow@mbaks.com or 425.460.8231.

It's Earth Month!
April 22 is Earth Day, and April is Earth Month, but let's be honest: every day should be Earth Day. We work hard to protect what sustains us. Take a moment on Earth Day, or any day, to do something beneficial for the environment or your community. Check out one of WTA's Trail Work Parties, look into the great work of Rebuilding Together Seattle, visit your neighborhood farmers' market...there are so many opportunities to give back and have fun.

WaterSense New Homes Incentive Update
Built Green and Cascade Water Alliance will continue offering the WaterSense New Homes Incentive Program in 2016! In fact, we have expanded the $1,000 per unit offering to reward both multi-family and single-family projects. 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
 
Northwest Green Home Tour
April 30-May 1, Various Sites
Presented by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, and with generous support from Greenhome Solutions, this self-guided tour showcases local, sustainable, and green new homes, remodels, and energy retrofits in the Seattle area and beyond. This year's Northwest Green Home Tour features Built Green® townhomes, a floating home, several Passive Houses and assorted DADUs (detached accessory dwelling units) including one built from shipping containers. Featured retrofits generate enough clean solar electricity to power themselves. Site details and free tickets are available online at NWGreenHomeTour.org.

Sustainable Cities Roundtable: Green Affordable Housing
April 14, Town Hall Seattle, Seattle
Affordable housing availability is a major issue in our region, but the many social, financial and regulatory challenges of building affordable housing can often preclude the inclusion of sustainable features. While the upfront costs of incorporating green building elements may be higher, the lifecycle implications of reduced energy and water bills, improved indoor air quality, and reduced toxins exposure can help developers, residents, and communities realize long-term economic and health benefits of sustainable design while reducing environmental impacts. Join us for this exciting opportunity to talk about the nexus of affordable housing and high-performance building. Local and national housing affordability and building science experts will discuss strategies to take affordable housing standards to the next level. RSVP here.
May Edible Plant Sale
April 30-May 1, Meridian Park, Seattle
Take advantage of the largest selection of organically, sustainably and locally grown vegetable plant starts in the Puget Sound region. It's free! Find out more here.
 
Green Building for Building Professionals
April 18-19, MBA Housing Center, Bellevue  
Implementing cost-effective green building into your construction practices begins with up-front planning that examines the whole house and the building science behind it. In this two-day course, you will learn how to apply green building practices in the construction of a new home, remodel, site development or multifamily project. With a focus on flexibility, a sound knowledge base, and cost-effective solutions, the course provides the tools for a successful green project, including a review of the newly revised ICC 700-2012 National Green Building Standard®. Continuing education credit available!
NEW CERTIFICATIONS

Congratulations to:

InHaus Development Ballard LP for certifying 20 multifamily apartments in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
Isola Homes for certifying four single-family homes in Seattle as 3-Star  Built Green and nine single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
COLLZ, Inc. for certifying eight single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Pete Granger, Inc. for certifying two single-family homes in Kirkland as 4-Star Built Green.

Malboeuf Bowie Architecture for certifying one single-family remodel in Seattle as 5-Star Built Green.

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

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

Greenbuild Development, LLC for certifying six single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
Sage Homes Northwest for certifying 10 single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
Refino Homes of Washington, LLC for certifying four single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
Modern Homes, LLC for certifying seven single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
Evergreen Builders, LLC for certifying one single-family house in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
LimeLite Development, LLC for certifying three single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Cascade Built for certifying five single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
Schoolhouse LLC for certifying eight single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
cMAC, LLC for certifying two single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
Steele Homes Inc. for certifying two single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
Hardy Development Company for certifying five single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
Build Urban for certifying four single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
Storybook Manor, LLC for certifying three single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
Green Canopy Homes for certifying two single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
Dwell Development for certifying one single-family house in Kirkland as 5-Star Built Green.
 
CTL Design/Build for certifying one single-family house in Kirkland as 5-Star Built Green.
 
Influx Development, LLC for certifying one single-family house in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
Blackwood Builders Group, LLC for certifying two single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
Perpetuity, LLC for certifying four single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
 
Dean Homes, Inc. for certifying one single-family house on Mercer Island as 3-Star Built Green.
 
CONTACT AND CONNECT WITH BUILT GREEN

     
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