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BetterBuiltNW is a resource center designed to support and promote energy-efficient home building in the region.

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Comfortable, Energy-Efficient Homes


Home Certification Programs

Get familiar with programs that encourage the adoption of energy-efficient building practices
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Online Courses


Learn how BetterBuiltNW can help you with energy-efficient home building with access to trainings, courses, and exams through our updated and customizable learning platform.

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News


BetterBuiltNW Newsletter Q2 2019

ShiftBuilding Symposium, Living Building Challenge, Women in Residential Construction and more

Events


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Energy Efficient Home Site Visit Training - Leavenworth, WA

Gain a first-hand, behind-the-walls look at the features and benefits of energy efficiency. Join BetterBuiltNW for this free guided tour of a high performance home to find out how they’re built and what it takes to achieve a third-party verified energy efficiency rating. Training is free, but registration required.

Case Study


City of Seattle Priority Green and Built Green Partnership to Meet Carbon Reduction Goals

Through its Priority Green Expedited Permitting Program, the City of Seattle offers faster permitting as an incentive for certified green building developments. Seattle relies on independent third-party green rating systems to set the baseline for Seattle’s green building standards. Built Green, a local Seattle organization, is the certification program most utilized for earning incentives. The partnership between Built Green and the City coordinates existing resources and processes towards high but achievable thresholds for energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction, and indoor air quality.

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