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.