Learn how BetterBuiltNW can help you with energy-efficient home building with access to trainings, courses, and exams through our updated and customizable learning platform.
Utility Toolkit for Performance-Based New Homes Programs
This guide provides overview information and links to supporting resources for launching and maintaining a successful program in your territory.
Green Building Council
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
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
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
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
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.
Home Efficiency Forum 2017
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 2017 are now available. Please click the view button below to see the full list of presentations.
AXIS Overview for Utilities
This resource provides utilities a step-by-step review of the AXIS database workflows associated with home entry, QA, and reporting under the Performance Path. This resource also highlights future workflow and new feature/functionality options.
Health Heroes Infographic
Health Heroes infographic created by NEEF and Rock Mountain Institute (RMI) to discover how health professionals can promote the benefits of home energy upgrades as preventative health and health symptom-reducing measures. The infographic is desgned around two main themes- how home energy performance relates to health and healthy home energy improvements- to encourage and help health professionals promote the health benefits of improved energy performance.
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