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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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Get familiar with programs that encourage the adoption of energy-efficient building practices
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BetterBuiltNW Newsletter Q4 2017

Inspiring case studies from the region, Presentations from Home Efficiency Forum 2017 now available online, and Utilities introduce New Homes Incentive Programs



Ends: Mar 30

2018 Passive House Northwest Conference

The Ninth Annual Passive House Northwest Conference

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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