November 2016
In This Issue
Sponsors
Numbers

Total projects certified since 2000: 16,789

Total projects certified in 2016 (YTD): 740

Total BG member companies: 463
 
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
Model Remodel - Columbia City DADU

A  new DADU (Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit) demonstrates creative ways to add density to an existing neighborhood, along with plenty of Built Green features. Designed by architect Sheri Newbold at live-work-play and built by Model Remodel, the project includes a new garage with a studio apartment and deck above that fit neatly into the backyard garden just four blocks from the center of Columbia City. 

Check Out Our New Blog!
Built Green now has a blog! We are excited to have this new avenue to share information and news about our program and the green building industry. So far, we have posts about our program's growth, Seattle's hot market, and our 2016 Built Green award winners. Check them out! We also want to hear from you. What topics would you like to see covered? What information do you think Built Green should share? Shoot us an email and let us know.

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

Hardy Development for certifying eight single-family townhouses in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Isola Homes for certifying two single-family townhouses in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

Trinsic Residential Group for certifying a 159-unit multifamily apartment building as 3-Star Built Green.

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

Habitat for Humanity for certifying nine single-family houses in Renton as 4-Star Built Green.

Sierra Construction Company, Inc for certifying a 154-unit multifamily apartment building in Kent as 3-Star Built Green.

Smart Build LLC for certifying three single-family townhouses in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

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

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

Pillar Properties for certifying a 103-unit multifamily apartment building in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green.

Jabooda Homes Inc for certifying seven single-family houses in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

RD Construction LLC for certifying one single-family house in Seattle as 4-Star Built Green.

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

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

Richmond American Homes for certifying 42 single-family homes in Seattle as 3-star Built Green.
 
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.

Ampersand Live
November 10, Town Hall, Seattle
Forterra's annual Ampersand Live show takes over the main stage at Town Hall Seattle. Join them for an engaging evening of storytelling about people and place with a stellar lineup of all local contributors. Get tickets and more information.

Seattle Tilth Conference
November 11-13, Wenatchee Convention Center, Wenatchee
Every year, the Tilth Conference brings together hundreds of farmers, producers, researchers, and food system professionals to network and learn. This is a great way to meet others, enjoy locally sourced meals, and participate in fun evening events around Wenatchee.  Find out more.

Zero Net Energy Buildings Roundtable
November 17, Center for Architecture & Design, Seattle
While buildings may seem environmentally benign compared to other sources of carbon emissions like transportation or manufacturing, in the U.S. they account for 39% of CO2 emissions-more than any other source. To successfully combat climate change, our efforts will have to focus in large part on improving the built environment. Join Island Press author Charles Eley to discuss his book Design Professional's Guide to Zero Net Energy Buildings. Through case studies and explanations of theory, Mr. Eley provides a roadmap for policy makers, design professionals, and developers to design zero net energy buildings that will shape the future of our built environment. As a brown bag lunchtime event, you are welcome to bring lunch to enjoy during the roundtable.
 
 
CESCL Recertification

November 4, MBA Housing Center, Bellevue
Is your Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) designation about to expire? The Department of Ecology requires a CESCL on all stormwater permitted construction sites over an acre, and CESCL certifications must be renewed every three years with a one-day class. Designed for residential builders, BIAW's CESCL recertification course will answer the most-asked builder questions, including what BMP's perform best on construction sites, how to keep those BMP's working, what red flags signal erosion problems, and how to effectively work with local and state inspectors. This course will also walk you through the planning and execution of erosion control in a subdivision. Register here.

Lunch & Learn: Smart Home Technology
November 8, MBA Housing Center, Bellevue
The rapid and accelerating adoption of Smart Home Technology represents both a great opportunity and a great risk to builders. More and more homebuyers are demanding that smart features be pre- installed in their homes when they move in. However, with the vast amount of choices available, complexity, speed of change in technology, and overall cost, it becomes very difficult for builders to decide how to meet these needs and stay ahead. That's why the MBA has set up a panel of tech experts to help builders cut through the noise and complexity of offering smart home technology in their homes. Topics like "smart hubs," installation, setup, and support, as well as cost-effective ways to get homes smart-ready will be covered. Hear from Built Green members about their innovative work! Register 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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