October 2016
In This Issue

Total projects certified since 2000: 16,688

Total projects certified in 2016 (YTD): 639

Total BG member companies: 466


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 Green Certified label 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
PHC Construction/Asani's Grow Community - 5-Star Townhomes
Phase 2 of the groundbreaking Grow Community on Bainbridge Island is underway and it includes a mix of multifamily and townhome dwellings. Situated around a large open space studded with trees and wandering paths, the first four completed buildings of Phase 2 offer residents a direct connection to nature. 
The eight townhomes in Building C feature a striking exterior of wood, steel, and glass. Behind the rustic cladding is a modern rainscreen with a liquid-applied weather barrier to properly manage water. The building envelope is also wrapped in an inch of Roxul mineral wool insulation for thermal and moisture control. Two stories in height, the townhomes sit above a subgrade parking garage to ensure the site focus on walkability. Each home has a front porch and back patio to encourage connection with the community. The interior design places emphasis on openness, height, and natural light.
Beyond the technicalities of the buildings, Grow Community is designed to cultivate a healthy, happy, and sustainable community for all ages. The physical space provides a vehicle for residents to achieve a simpler and more mindful lifestyle with a lower impact on the environment. 

Welcome Sadie, our New Coordinator!
Sadie is coming from a year with AmeriCorps at the WA Department of Ecology. Before that, she attended Western Washington University where she majored in environmental policy and American Indian studies. Sadie also worked as the Environmental and Sustainability Programs Director on campus. She will be working with members on enrollments, certifications, and other inquiries they may have. She is looking forward to meeting and working with members and learning more about the green building community in the area. If you have any recommendations for hiking around Seattle, she would love to hear them! You can reach Sadie at snormoyle@mbaks.com or 425.460.8229. 

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.

Seattle City Light Built Green Incentive
Great news for builders! Seattle City Light (SCL) 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.
Congratulations to:

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

Sage Homes Northwest for certifying a single-family fourplex and two townhouses in Seattle as

4-Star Built Green.

Johnson & Carr, LLC for certifying a 100-unit multifamily congregate housing unit in Seattle as
4-Star Built Green.

Isola Homes for certifying six single-family townhomes in Seattle as

4-Star Built Green.

Cascade Built for certifying a 6-unit multifamily micro-apartment building in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Countrycraft Homes, LLC for certifying two single-family houses in Redmond as 4-Star Built Green.

DK Wozniak Design Build, LLC for certifying two single-family houses in Kirkland as 4-Star Built Green.

Build Urban for certifying six single-family houses in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

America's Urban Future with Island Press Author Alan Mallach

October 6, City Hall, Shoreline

People across the country are moving back into cities, away from car dependence, and looking to live in walkable neighborhoods near jobs, transit, and other amenities. Despite these trends, policy and planning at the local and regional level continues to reinforce old patterns of suburban sprawl. Join Island Press author Alan Mallach to discuss his book American's Urban Future: Lessons from North of the Border, and hear about strategies inspired by urban policy in Canada. Alan will be joined by David Laulainen from the Century Group to discuss these strategies from the Canadian perspective. Find out more.

Seattle Tilth Food Lust 2016

October 8, Historic Hangar 30, Seattle

Join us at Seattle Tilth's Food Lust gala auction! This event is a fun and exciting evening that benefits our programs to build healthy communities, a healthy food system, and a healthy environment. Find out more here.

Washington State Solar Summit

October 14-15, Shoreline Community College, Shoreline

The Washington State Solar Summit is an important annual information gathering and networking event for all industry stakeholders including manufacturers, installers, utilities, municipalities, legislators, educators, students, advocacy organizations/nonprofits, distributors, consultants, and more. Find out more.

3rd Annual Clean Energy Revolution

October 18, The Clean Energy Institute, Seattle

Celebrate community, clean energy, and changemakers with an evening of food, drinks, and friends. Curious about the next generation of photovoltaics? Want to see an atomic force microscope in action? Don't miss your chance to get an exclusive tour of the groundbreaking work at the Clean Energy Institute at UW. Get tickets here.

AIA COTE Sustainability Slam

October 20, Friends of the Waterfront Seattle Gallery, Seattle

Join AIA Seattle's Committee on the Environment for an informative evening of presentations about sustainability and do some networking with other design professionals. AIA COTE gives people the chance to share their work with the sustainable design community in Seattle. They want to provide a platform for individuals and firms to share what they are doing and create a fun, social mixer. Find out more.

Green Building Slam

November 4, University of Washington's Kane Hall, Seattle

See ten fast-paced, mind-blowing talks about remarkable green building projects! The event typically attracts architects, builders, homeowners, energy efficiency experts, real estate professionals, interior designers, as well as fabulous, eco-conscious people like you! Excellent food and drinks are served before the presentations (as well as desserts after the presentations). Built Green will have a table there - be sure to say hi! Get tickets here.

Northwest Green 2016

November 5, University of Washington's Kane Hall, Seattle

This Seattle green building conference is an opportunity to step outside your daily routine, get inspired by fantastic speakers, and connect with sustainable building professionals from the Pacific Northwest. We're looking forward to learning from one another, sharing best practices, and re-energizing our vision to drive the green building movement forward. Find out more here.


Green Professionals Training for Real Estate/Appraisers

October 26, MBA Housing Center, Bellevue

Learn to successfully market the many benefits of a green home or remodel. Understanding which features matter and which benefits are selling in the current market, and how to communicate those benefits, will help you sell in any market condition. Find out more.

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