Built Green rating system for residential construction projects
Built Green is a residential green building program of the Master Builders Association developed in partnership with King and Snohomish Counties. The program provides builders, developers and consumers with easy-to-understand rating systems that quantify environmentally preferable building practices for the remodeling or construction of homes, multi-family units, and community developments. Based on the green building scores received, a home is classified as a three-, four- or five-star Built Green project.
Healthy homes, healthy environment
Built Green – certified homes incorporate design strategies and features that offer opportunities to protect the health of families and the environment.
- Site and water protection
- Energy efficiency
- Health and air quality
- Materials efficiency
- Environmentally responsible home ownership
Visit Built Green external link to obtain additional information on the Built Green program, register a project or locate a list of participating builders.
Benefits of Built Green
Built Green homes are more energy-efficient, use less toxic materials and minimize the impact on the environment during construction.
Qualify as a Built Green project
To qualify a residential construction project as a Built Green project, visit Built Green external link or contact the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties at 425-451-7920.
5-Star built green home at suncadia
The Built Green Home at Suncadia is a custom home that highlights the environmental and health benefits of utilizing "green" materials and building techniques. Check out the following resources for more information:
- Custom Home Case StudyDownload PDF 184 K
Describes project background, resources, energy saving technologies and more.
- The 5-Star Built Green Home at Suncadia - Features of Green MaterialsDownload PDF 112 K
This list of the environmentally-friendly features shows the potential benefits of using green products.