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Built Green Washington

  • Washington
  • Home Certification Programs

Built Green™ Washington is a nonprofit cooperative representing local Built Green programs throughout the state of Washington. Built Green programs encourage environmentally responsible building and construction by certifying homes that meet specific criteria. The local Built Green programs are administered by local home builders associations, using a tiered checklist-based system. Projects certified through Built Green demonstrate achievement in several areas of environmental responsibility:

  • Preserving natural processes through responsible site and water management
  • Lowering operating costs through water- and energy-efficient equipment and systems
  • Reducing toxins and pollutants for a healthier indoor environment
  • Minimizing waste by careful materials selection and jobsite recycling.

Additional Programs

Oregon , Washington , Idaho , Montana

Living Building Challenge

The Liv­ing Build­ing Chal­lenge (LBC) is a build­ing cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gram, advo­ca­cy tool and phi­los­o­phy that defines the most advanced mea­sure of sus­tain­abil­i­ty in the built environment. …
Oregon , Washington , Idaho , Montana

National Green Building Standard

NGBS Green cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, based on the Nation­al Green Build­ing Stan­dard™ ICC/ASHRAE – 700, goes well beyond say­ing a home is ener­gy effi­cient; it pro­vides inde­pen­dent, third-par­ty ver­i­fi­ca­tion that a…
Oregon , Washington , Idaho , Montana

Passive House Standard

The Pas­sive House Insti­tute (PHI) is an inde­pen­dent research insti­tute, offer­ing Pas­sive House Clas­sic, Plus, and Pre­mi­um certifications.…
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