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Tap into Marketing Benefits from Certification Programs

Posted: 09/15/2019

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Many home certification programs offer excellent resources to help builders market their green and energy-efficient homes to prospective buyers. Check out the latest marketing initiatives and materials available to Northwest builders, including RESNET’s new digital marketing campaign, print-ready materials from NGBS Green, and homeowner testimonials for Zero Energy Ready Homes.

Thermal Enclosures Best Practices poster

Posted: 08/07/2019

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Poster highlighting best practices for thermal enclosures including air sealing and installed insulation.

Top 10 Best Practices for Today's Homebuilder

Posted: 05/17/2019

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Top 10 Best Practices For Todays Homebuilder

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This presentation covers BetterBuiltNW’s top 10 “Good, Better & Best” approaches to energy efficient home construction. Learn the latest and greatest techniques being used today and gain practical insights from the job site. The topics presented will help you stay on top of your game and increase the energy efficiency, comfort and durability of the homes you’re building. 

Home Efficiency Forum 2018

Posted: 01/10/2019

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Home Efficiency Forum brings together Northwest building experts of all kinds to talk shop and advance energy-efficient building practices in residential new construction. Presentations from Home Efficiency Forum 2018 are now available. Please click the view button below to see the full list of presentations.

Green Building Council

Posted: 10/22/2018

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The Green Building Council's (GBC) work fosters sustainable practices in the development and building of communities, neighborhoods, homes and businesses in SW Washington, with a specific focus on Clark County.

Local Government Policy Examples: Fee Reductions and Waivers

Posted: 06/06/2018

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Compilation of policy language from cities that offer tax credit rebates and reduced permitting fees, in exchange for builder adoption of green building practices.

Local Government Policy Examples: Expedited Permitting

Posted: 06/06/2018

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Compilation of policy language from cities that offer expedited review and permitting processes for developers and projects which incorporate green building practices.

Local Government Policy Examples: Density Bonuses and Variances

Posted: 06/06/2018

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Compilation of policy language from cities that offer exceptions to developers for building more housing units, taller buildings, or more adding floor space (higher floor-area-ratio or FAR) than typically allowed, in exchange for builder adoption of green building practices.

Guide to Certification Program and Local Government Partnerships

Posted: 02/23/2018

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This Best Practices Guide: Certification Program-Local Government Partnerships examines the role of partnerships between local government and green building programs and the use of incentives as tools to stimulate green building and energy efficiency. This guide also lays out a step-by-step method that local governments and home certification programs can use to establish collaborative partnerships.


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