- Certifies green homes and communities with its tiered rating system and holistic checklist
- Supports builders and associates through its member network, providing marketing opportunities and more
- Educates both the public and those in the building industry on the advantages of green homes and how to support sustainability in the building industry and in our communities
Why Go Built Green?
Did you know that Built Green isn’t just better for the environment? It’s also better for your health, your comfort, and your community!
In Seattle, 47% of new single-family homes were certified Built Green in 2015. In total, over 16,000 single-family homes, multi-family buildings, remodels and communities have been certified Built Green. Building green can significantly increase your home’s value, and there are many local incentives for building and living Built Green. Built Green homes promote healthier living, greater energy and water savings and more sustainable communities!
About Built Green or Built Green Basics
Built Green is an environmentally-friendly, residential building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, developed in partnership with King County, Snohomish County, and other agencies in Washington state, that sets standards of excellence that have a significant impact on housing, health and the environment and are achievable today.
Built Green provides builders and consumers with easy-to-understand rating systems, which quantify environmentally-friendly building practices for both remodeling and new home construction, communities and multi-family development projects. These systems and the certification framework demystify green building, showcase a variety of strategies, and provide a flexible path for builders to certify their projects.
Built Green is designed to help homebuyers and renters find a variety of quality homes and apartments that also safeguard their health, that of their families and the Northwest environment. Built Green homes provide their dwellers with comfortable, durable, environmentally-friendly homes that are cost-effective to own and operate. These resource-efficient homes are crafted to exceed building codes and provide homeowners and renters with years of healthy, quality living, while promoting sustainable communities and protecting the environment.