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Built Green™ rating system for residential construction projects

Built Green™ is a residential green building program of the Master Builders Association developed in partnership with King and Snohomish Counties. The program provides builders, developers and consumers with easy-to-understand rating systems that quantify environmentally preferable building practices for the remodeling or construction of homes, multi-family units, and community developments. Based on the green building scores received, a home is classified as a three-, four- or five-star Built Green™ project.

Healthy homes, healthy environment

Built Green™ – certified homes incorporate design strategies and features that offer opportunities to protect the health of families and the environment.

  • Site and water protection
  • Energy efficiency
  • Health and air quality
  • Materials efficiency
  • Environmentally responsible home ownership
  • Visit the Built Green™ ; Web site to obtain additional information on the Built Green™ program, register a project or locate a list of participating builders.

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    Benefits of Built Green™

    Built Green™ homes are more energy-efficient, use less toxic materials and minimize the impact on the environment during construction.

    Qualify as a Built Green™ project

    To qualify a residential construction project as a Built Green™ project, visit the Built Green(external) Web site, contact Patti Southard at 206-477-4621 or or contact the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties at 425-451-7920.

    5-Star built green home at suncadia

    The Built Green Home at Suncadia is a custom home that highlights the environmental and health benefits of utilizing "green" materials and building techniques. Check out the following resources for more information:

    Built Green Kitchen Display
    This model kitchen demonstrates green features such as energy efficient appliances, recycled building materials and nontoxic finishes.
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