August 23, 2023

BetterBuiltNW August 2023 Newsletter


BetterBuiltNW Trainee & Project Spotlight: Daniel Durham, Durham Construction LLC

Learn how Sustainable Homes Professional trainee Daniel Durham of Durham Construction LLC incorporated the Integrated Design Process into his practice to address specific project challenges. Read the article to learn more.

BetterBuiltNW Ask the Expert: Technical Questions on Conditioned Crawlspaces in Washington State Answered

Can crawlspaces be conditioned in Washington state? Get the answer and learn about the benefits and disadvantages of conditioned crawlspaces in this article by staff from the Washington State University Energy Program. Read the article to learn more.


Every month this section features must-read content from past newsletters – just in case you missed it. 

Programs in the News

Every month, BetterBuiltNW highlights different programs in the news to keep builders and Raters/Verifiers informed about key updates, program changes, and features. This month’s Programs in the News features the following updates:

Built Green: Targa Homes—Greenwood Reclaimed DADU
Targa Homes recently completed a detached accessory dwelling unit in north Seattle, using salvaged and carbon-sequestering materials at every opportunity. Learn more about this all-electric home that features an advanced envelope and mechanical systems for superior comfort and indoor air quality. To read this article, click here.

Earth Advantage: Earth Advantage Partners with the GreenHome Institute to Provide Certification Data to the Green Building Registry

A new partnership between Earth Advantage and the GreenHome Institute will use the Green Building Registry to provide easy access to GreenStar Homes certification data to the market. Increasing access to certification data will help make real estate listings more inclusive. To read this article, click here.

Energy Trust Insider: Oregon Residential Code Preview

Energy Trust of Oregon has outlined code changes to help inform builders and their trade partners to prepare for the new 2023 Oregon Residential Specialty Code, which is on track to be finalized this fall. Learn more here.

Sonnova: How Lennar is Scaling with Solar
In a new case study and accompanying video, Sonnova reveals how Lennar’s early adoption of solar technology helped set the homebuilder up for long-term success. The case study also highlights the four major benefits of building new homes with solar. Read the story and watch the video here.

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