• Energy Efficient Homes

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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Living Building Challenge
Home Innovation
Passive House
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Earth Advantage
Energy Start
Zero
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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 2018

Home Efficiency Forum 2018 registration now open, RESNET and PHIUS+ 2018 updates, Zero Energy Certified homes in the NW and the 2018 ENERGY STAR awards.

Events


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JLC Live Northwest 2018

Perfect your skills, gain industry insight, and network with other industry professionals and building product manufacturers at the only trade-only event in the Pacific Northwest for remodelers, builders, and other residential construction professionals—JLC LIVE Northwest! Learn from industry experts during LIVE building clinics, manufacturer-led product demonstrations, and in-depth training sessions offered in our comprehensive conference program.

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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