December 2016
In This Issue
Sponsors
Numbers

Total projects certified since 2000: 16,880

Total projects certified in 2016 (YTD): 831

Total BG member companies: 476
 
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 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 o ur newest member companie s!
Helpful Links
Cascade Built - 5902 Ballard
Known for their advanced building techniques and high-performance homes, Cascade Built recently completed this 35-unit multifamily project in the Ballard neighborhood. The building features reclaimed siding, an efficient envelope, and interior finishes that contribute to healthy indoor air quality.

Using foam (or other insulation) on the exterior of a building increases the insulation value of the wall assembly while also reducing thermal bridging through the wall. This is known as "continuous" insulation as it is not interrupted by framing members. This technique also serves to reduce any risk of condensation on the interior side of the wall sheathing as it is kept warmer in the assembly. Using exterior insulation increases cost and complexity, but Cascade Built felt the benefits over the lifetime of this building outweighed the short-term construction challenges.

2016 Achievements
Built Green has been working on a lot this year! Here is a sample of our work, much of which would not have been possible without our members and partners.
We're looking forward to achieving even more next year!

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. Congratulations Dean Homes for enrolling two projects in the incentive! 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:
Beau Development for certifying four single-family houses in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Greenlake Partners, LLC for certifying two single-family duplexes and one single-family house in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Village Builders for certifying twelve single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

LimeLite Development, LLC for certifying two single-family townhouses in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Kohary Builders LLC for certifying six single-family townhouses in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Polygon Northwest Company for certifying ten single-family townhouses in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Ashworth Homes for certifying eleven single-family townhomes in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Penn Creek LLC for certifying one single-family house in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green.

STS Construction Services for certifying a four-unit multifamily micro-apartment building in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

918 Apartments LLC for certifying a four-unit multifamily apartment building in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Rudd Development Co., Inc for certifying a thirty-four-unit multifamily apartment building in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.
Craft Homes LLC for certifying two single-family houses in Redmond as 4-Star Built Green.

Green Canopy Homes for certifying one single-family house in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green.

Dwell Development  for certifying four single-family houses in Kirkland as 5-Star Built Green.

Urban Construction for certifying three single-family houses in Seattle as  4-Star Built Green.

Build Urban  for certifying two single-family houses in Mercer Island as 3-Star Built Green.

S&L Construction for certifying three single-family townhouses in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

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

DEP Homes for certifying four single-family townhouses in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Sage Homes Northwest LLC for certifying three single-family townhouses in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

GNC LLC for certifying four single-family townhouses in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

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

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

Legannieds Homes LLC for certifying two single-family houses in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

 
GreenTools Sustainable Cities Roundtable
Climate Migration & Equitable Growth and Development in the PNW
December 8, Council Chambers, Redmond City Hall
Changes in climate have caused massive human migrations throughout history, and the idea that climate change will result in a population influx to the Pacific Northwest from more severely impacted regions has caught the imagination of many. As a fast-growing region already experiencing an affordable housing crisis, displacement, and other equity and development pressures associated with rapid growth, people are beginning to think about how to deal with even more new residents. Join in for a conversation on current demographic trends, the potential impacts of climate migration, and equitable development in King County. This roundtable discussion will provide an overview of these issues while also providing space for participants to ask questions and inform work on these issues by King County, the University of Washington, and public and private community partners. More information here.

Forterra Holiday Open House
December 8, Forterra Main Office, Seattle
Join Forterra for their annual celebration. Hang out with some awesome people including fellow Forterrans, partners, supporters, and new friends that show up for the festivities. Food and drinks provided. The event is free, but please register here .
 
Sustainability Symposium 2017: Ready for Anything
January 9, Orlando, Florida
Green Builder Media, in collaboration with Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando, proudly announces a first-of-its-kind thought leadership event focused on intelligent solutions for a resilient world. Taking a bold approach to idea generation and problem solving, the Symposium promises to be a game-changing event, bringing together some of the brightest minds in the nation to determine the actions and policies needed for a sustainable future.  Click here to register.
 
 
Healthy Home for Building Professionals Training
February 16, Phinney Neighborhood Association Center, Seattle
This eight-week course is built for construction, design, and housing professionals to incorporate sustainable, healthy, and energy-efficient techniques into residential construction. Take extensive, in-depth information and resources and apply them to daily practices! More details here .

EPA Lead Renovator Training
January 25, MBA Housing Center, Bellevue
This training is required for work on projects involving renovation, repair, or painting (RRP) in residential or child-occupied (children under age 6) facilities. There must be a Certified Lead Renovator supervising every project. This course meets requirements for the EPA and Washington State Department of Commerce. Take the initial training (details here ) or, if it has been five years since your initial training, take the refresher course (details here ).

 
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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