May 2016
In This Issue
Total projects certified since 2000: 16,462

Total projects certified in 2016 (YTD): 303

Total BG member companies: 482
Our mission is to promote ecologically friendly home building methods and practices, and to enhance our communities through leadership in sustainable development.

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!

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Dwell Development & CTL Design - 5-Star single-family homes

The construction of these modern and efficient side-by-side homes was managed by Chris Lewis of CTL Design, a former Dwell Development employee. Built to typical Dwell specs, the homes feature a harmonious mix of high-performance techniques and salvaged and re-purposed finishes.

These two homes have unique floor plans but use the same mechanical systems. Space heating is provided by in-floor hydronic heat powered by a tankless gas boiler. Balanced ventilation runs 24 hours a day via a Lifebreath HRV. The building envelope goes well beyond a code-built home, featuring 2x8 wall construction with blown-in insulation and triple pane windows.

Built Green Mixer
Join us for a fun happy hour at Barca in Seattle the evening of June 2. We'll have great drinks, snacks and networking with others in the green building industry. And, it's all free! We hope to see you there. Please RSVP here.

Built Green 2016 Conference
We're getting very excited about the Built Green Conference, held this year on September 13. Right now is a great time to register and take advantage of the early bird pricing, which ends this month! Very soon we'll announce the sessions on the website, so keep checking back.

Bike Everywhere Month
May is Bike Everywhere Month, and Built Green and MBA staff have started a team for this challenge. We wanted to invite members to join us! If you're interested, sign up for the challenge and our team here.
Update: WaterSense New Homes Incentive Program
Built Green and Cascade Water Alliance are still offering the WaterSense New Homes Incentive Program in 2016! In fact, we have expanded the $1,000 per unit offering to reward both multi- 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

Seattle City Light Built Green Incentive
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.

Tactical Urbanism with Mike Lydon
May 17, MG2, Seattle
Are you interested in shaping Seattle's urban environment? Would you like to improve your neighborhood? Join us for an interactive, roll-up-your-sleeves event with author Mike Lydon on May 17. If you've heard of tactical urbanism, you know that Mike is the driving force behind the concept of short-term action creating long-term change. Through small-scale interventions, cities achieve positive change by accelerating conversations between citizens and planning entities, and demonstrating what is possible. The event is intended to be a springboard for generating real action to improve our local urban environment. Find out more.

Tactical Urbanism as a Tool for Placemaking
May 19, South Park Community Center, Seattle
How does place-making inspire people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community? Learn from the best as local hero Milenko Matanovic, founder of the Pomegranate Center, joins nationally renowned Island Press author Mike Lydon to discuss the intersection between placemaking and tactical urbanism. Join us for a continuation of last year's Roundtable on Tactical Urbanism by exploring strategies to build social capital, provide community-driven solutions to urban challenges, and help local governments be more attuned and responsive to the needs of their citizens. Find out more.
Solar Energy for Those Without Solar Access
May 25, Phinney Neighborhood Center, Seattle
There are now nearly 1 million solar rooftops in the US, but what about the 100 million other rooftops that have shade; or shelter tenants; or people without the financing? Community Solar and remote solar ownership are growing, with some very exciting potential. Join us for an evening of vision and a call to action for our region. Find out more here.

Put a Lid on It: Creating New Opportunities for Urban Land
June 1, Grand Hyatt Seattle
Join us as we explore the possibilities of lidding freeways through major urban areas. The event will feature a keynote from Jim Burnett, the lead architect behind Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. The Seattle region has recently experienced an unprecedented rate of growth, resulting in affordability challenges, limited land supply, and demand for additional public open space. Thinking creatively, several real estate professionals have resurfaced an old concept: lidding I-5. A panel of local experts will explore these topics and more during an interactive discussion you won't want to miss. Find out more.

Significant Changes to the 2015 Codes
May 17, MBA Housing Center, Bellevue 
Learn the critical changes from the last edition to the current edition (2015) of the International Residential Code including Washington amendments, as well as the Plumbing, Fire and Mechanical Codes. This class will also include the recently adopted changes to the Washington Energy Code. These changes take effect July 1, so don't miss your chance to take advantage of this great class at a remarkable price. BIAW will once again partner with WABO to make the 2015 IRC Code book available for purchase at a reduced price. Instructor: Diane Glenn, CGP. Register here.

EPA Cert. Lead Renovator Training - Initial

May 24, MBA Housing Center, Bellevue
This class provides a blend of easy compliance, practical application and real answers to your questions. In addition to the EPA curriculum, we will give you with valuable insights on how L&I views lead related work, along with other free resources to help your company stay in compliance. Register here.

EPA Cert. Lead Renovator Training - Refresher

May 24, MBA Housing Center, Bellevue
The course will refresh RRP contractors on how to work safely in housing and child-occupied facilities with lead-based paint and to educate them on how to comply with both EPA's RRP Rule and the Washington State Department of Commerce's Lead Safe Housing Rule. Participants will learn lead safe work practices and how to work safely and effectively. Students will also review the information that was provided to them in the initial RRP Certified Renovator training course, and be provided with current and up-to-date information regarding regulatory changes, changes in state-of-the-art work practices, as well as other changes to the RRP Certified Renovator discipline. Register here.

Congratulations to:

Isola Homes for certifying 18 single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green and five single-family homes in Seattle as 5-Star Built Green.
Dwell Development LLC for certifying five single-family homes in Seattle as 5-Star Built Green.

Cyzner Properties for certifying seven multi-family apartments in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
MN Custom Homes for certifying one single-family home in Kirkland as 4-Star Built Green. 
Compass General Construction for certifying 73 multi-family apartments in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
Crosby Homes for certifying five single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Urban Construction for certifying five single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

LimeLite Development, LLC for certifying four single-family townhomes in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green and one single-family home in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Potential Energy Inc. for certifying one single-family home on Vashon Island as 5-Star Built Green.

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