August 2016
In This Issue
SPONSORS
Numbers
Total projects certified since 2000: 16,618


Total projects certified in 2016 (YTD): 569


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!


Paladin Marketing LLC
Sensa Homes LP

Phoenix Homes LLC



Helpful Links




Clearwater Commons Home - 5-Star Single-Family


Completed in June 2016, Unit 12 is the seventh Clearwater Commons home. According to the developers, the Clearwater Commons is an intentional, ecologically-responsible residential community. The project began in June 2006 when a group of families - who were also future homeowners - banded together and purchased the 7.4-acre site on North Creek in Bothell. Wetlands, forest, garden space and a salmon-supporting creek all adjoin the homes onsite. Clearwater Commons ultimately will consist of sixteen single-family homes plus a common area. 


 
Built Green and Brews!

 
It's time to get excited about the Built Green Conference with some of the coolest people in the Puget Sound green building crowd! Join us for great beer and cider at Seapine Brewing in Seattle August 24. This is a free event and you'll have a chance to win a free Built Green Conference ticket! Don't miss out on the fun. RSVP here!


Come See Us at Kirkland Summerfest and the Sustainable Ballard Festival
We had a great time at last year's Sustainable Ballard Festival - so much so that we will be back this year, on August 27. Visit our booth for some birdhouse building fun, utilizing old Northwest Green Home Tour signs. We will also be at Kirkland Summerfest two weeks prior, on August 13, so if you're on the Eastside you have a nearby opportunity to see us as well! We love spending time in the communities we're working to support and we hope you do, too. 


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 multifamily 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



Built Green Conference Coming Up!




This year's Built Green Conference is positioned to be one of the best yet, with a wide variety of presenters speaking on a broad range of interesting and important topics. Whether you want to learn more about code updates, the role green building plays in housing affordability, the most current real estate info for Seattle neighborhoods or recently built amazing Built Green projects - we have something for you, and more! Inspiring and clever keynote Hunter Lovins will kick off the day, followed by breakout sessions, lunch and a fun awards reception. Register soon before the price increase!



Sponsor the Conference
Built Green Conference sponsorships have been going quickly, but we still have some available! Remaining options include sponsoring a session room, the keynote address, and the reception and awards ceremony. Conference sponsorship is a great way to highlight your commitment to the green building industry and to get your brand out there. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Levi Thomas at lthomas@mbaks.com or 425.278.0222.



Seattle City Light Built Green Incentive
Great news for builders! Seattle City Light is offering an incentive to builders with projects of five or more units in SCL 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.


Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons
August 7-9, Seattle University, Seattle 
Confronting the sustainability challenges before us calls for collaboration, exchange of ideas, and exploration of solutions by academics and practitioners across every discipline. The "Just Sustainability" conference will provide that platform with seven workshops, six featured speakers, three sustainability tours and over fifty presentations. Learn more

Kirkland Summerfest
August 12-13, Kirkland Waterfront and Downtown, Kirkland
Kirkland Summerfest is Kirkland's largest festival, featuring two days of music, art and family on the waterfront and downtown. Built Green will have a booth at the festival on Saturday, August 13, so stop by! There will also be live music, food trucks, interactive art activities and more. Learn more.

Built Green and Brews Mixer
August 24, Seapine Brewing, Seattle
Join us for great beer and cider from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Meet and network with other green building professionals, learn more about the upcoming Built Green Conference and enter for a chance to win a free ticket to the Conference! This is a free event for members and non-members, even dogs are welcome! Learn more and RSVP.

Sustainable Ballard
August 27, Ballard Commons Park, Seattle
Built Green will be sponsoring this community and sustainability festival. Its theme, People Power, serves as a reminder of what is still possible locally and as a model for all communities. Visit the Built Green booth for some birdhouse building fun, utilizing old Northwest Green Home Tour signs. There will also be live music, food, prizes and other activities. The festival is free to the public and is a great family event. Learn more.

Pacific Northwest Just Transition Assembly
September 2-5, Seattle
In the tradition of People's Movement Assemblies, Got Green and Community to Community are hosting the second PNW Just Transition Assembly to continue developing a long-term regional strategy for the Next Economy in the Pacific Northwest. They plan to have 200 participants from Vancouver BC, Oregon and Washington. The Assembly will be a bilingual space in both Spanish and English, with political education panels and tracks, healing and arts space, shared meals, and music. Learn more.

 
Real Estate Solution Summit: Solving the Challenge of Valuing, Selling and Financing Energy-Efficient Homes
August 9, MBA Housing Center, Bellevue

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and Advanced Energy invite you to attend a strategic conversation about valuing, selling and financing homes with energy and resource efficient features. The summit is free and is open to real estate professionals, appraisers, policymakers, lenders and home inspectors from the Puget Sound area. As a group, we will develop action plans on how to make investments in energy efficiency, "green" products and third-party certifications visible throughout the transaction. Register here.

NEW CERTIFICATIONS


Congratulations to:


Aegis Living for certifying one multi-family assisted living building in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.


Blue Fern Development LLC for certifying four single

-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.


BrightWork Builders for certifying one single-family home in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green.



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


Build Urban for certifying one single-family home in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.



Coombes Development, LLC for certifying four single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.



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



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


Greenbuild Development, LLC for certifying two single-family townhomes and three single-family homes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.



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

Isola Homes for certifying eighteen single-family townhomes in Seattle 5-Star Built Green.


KJ Construction for certifying one single-family home in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.


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


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


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


Rain City Homes LLC for certifying eight single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.


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


Turnkey Builders, Inc. for certifying a multi-family apartment in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green. 


YS Built, LLC for certifying a single-family home in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.


Square Peg Construction LLC for certifying four single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

CONTACT AND CONNECT WITH BUILT GREEN


     
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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