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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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Resources to Build
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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Home Efficiency Forum 2019

Home Efficiency Forum brings together Northwest building experts of all kinds to talk shop and advance energy-efficient building practices in residential new construction. This two-day event will feature trainings, networking opportunities and the chance to share ideas with your peers around this year’s theme: Expanding Opportunities.

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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