July 2016
In This Issue
SPONSORS
Numbers
Total projects certified since 2000: 16,547

Total projects certified in 2016 (YTD): 498

Total BG member companies: 490
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!

D9 Squared LLC
Parkstone Properties 
Harlan Chinn Design & Consulting 
2016 LLC
LeDoux Custom Builders LLC
Helpful Links


DevCo Inc, 4-Star Multifamily

Discovery West is the fourth DevCo project in the Issaquah Highlands. The project sits on a four-acre parcel and is a residential multi-family project. There are 209 units, mostly flats, but the project also includes eight carriage housing units. The largest building incorporates an underground parking garage. The second largest building includes project amenities, such as leasing, café, lounge, fitness area, indoor pool and kids play zone. The site has surface parking, rain gardens, a large open lawn with bocce court, community gardens, outdoor plazas and a pet off-leash area. It also includes a bike barn, with a tool station, to accommodate residents' bikes; and associated streetscapes and connections to trails.

 

Introducing Talia Haller, Built Green Intern
We're excited to introduce our intern, Tali, who will be helping us this summer! Tali is a rising junior at UW, where she is studying International Studies and Business Administration, with a concentration on Energy and Environmental Policy. She will be a great help as we prepare for our conference, analyze green home data and communicate with members and the public. Welcome her along with us!
 
WaterSense New Homes Incentive Update
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-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
Save the Date: Next Built Green Mixer!
We had a great time at our June 2 Mixer and are already looking forward to the next! Join us at Seapine in SoDo on August 24 for another one! At this mixer, we'll be previewing the Built Green Conference and giving away a free ticket! Don't miss your chance to attend the conference for free and to hang out with some of the coolest people in green building. RSVP 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.

Summer Bash
July 12, Seattle Yacht Club, Seattle
Enjoy an evening of networking, refreshments and fun with other green-minded and environmentally-friendly people right on the water. Learn more.
Stewardship Partners' Feast on the Farm
July 21, Camp Korey, Carnation
This is Stewardship Partners' highlight event of the year, where they celebrate our land, our farms and the restoration work that they proudly do in partnership with landowners around the Puget Sound. The farm dinner celebrates their landowner partners by demonstrating for guests how Puget Sound farmers are growing healthy food while also embracing environmental stewardship on their land. Learn more.
Change Makers: For a Better Future
July 25, Sellen's Rooftop Deck, Seattle
Join us for a one-of-a-kind networking event bringing together voices from a diverse group of change-making organizations. We'll pool our collective wisdom, challenge assumptions, reach across boundaries and explore what's possible when everyone pulls in the same direction. Learn more.
Built Green and Brews
August 24, Seapine, Seattle
Join us at Seapine in SoDo on August 24 for another mixer! At this one, we'll be previewing the Built Green Conference and giving away a free ticket! Don't miss your chance to attend the conference for free and to hang out with some of the coolest people in green building. RSVP here.
 
Artful Rainwater Design
July 14, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, Mercer Island
Join Island Press authors and Penn State professors Eliza Pennypacker and Stuart Echols to discuss their book Artful Rainwater Design and hear about strategies to transform rain from a stormwater pollution and management problem to a way to enhance site design, provide multiple sustainability benefits, and celebrate rain for the precious resource it is. Learn more and register.
 
Seattle Tilth's Chicken Coop & Urban Farm Tour
July 16, Various Neighborhoods, Seattle
Seattle is a national hot spot for chicken coops and urban farms! This is your chance to visit folks who are keeping chickens and creating unique and inspiring urban farms. In this self-guided tour, you will see simple chicken coops built in an afternoon and elaborate finely-crafted coops that took weeks of planning and building. See what's needed for keeping miniature goats, ducks, mason bees, honey bees and rabbits. There are sites all around Seattle. Learn more.

Build a Ferror-Cement Tank - Rainwater Catchment System
July 19 to July 23, Friendly Water for the World, Yelm
Friendly Water for the World Technical Advisor Wayne Medrud and Youth Representative Noah Medrud learned to build these catchment systems while working with Friendly Water in Uganda. Soon they will be returning to India to build them at a new training center in Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu. So they need the practice, and are ready to teach this 5-day training! Cost is $100. 
NEW CERTIFICATIONS

Congratulations to:

Team Almalfi LLC for certifying eight multi-family apartments in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

DEP Homes for certifying 11 single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green. 

Gamut360 Holdings, LLC for certifying eight single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Dwell Development, LLC for certifying three single-family homes in Seattle as 5-Star Built Green.

Fairwinds Development, LLC for certifying nine single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

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

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

Sage Homes Northwest, LLC for certifying 10 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.

PHC Construction for certifying eight single-family townhomes on Bainbridge Island as 5-Star Built Green.

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

Johnson & Carr, LLC for certifying four single-family townhomes in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green.
DC Granger for certifying two single-family homes in Kirkland as 4-Star Built Green.

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

Model Remodel for certifying one single-family DADU in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

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

Top Floor Homes, LLC for certifying two single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Isola Homes for certifying three single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green and five single-family townhomes in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green.

Forest Rain Design & Construction LLC for certifying one single-family house in Bothell as 5-Star Built Green.

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

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

Richmond American Homes for certifying two single-family homes in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green.

BDR Homes LLC for certifying 13 single-family homes in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green.
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