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Building Seattle Green

We are a collective of professionals dedicated to exploring green building and the technologies, practices, materials and designs that are at the forefront of this movement. We will work to dispel the myth that green building is more expensive and we hope

Last Build Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:58:48 +0000


‘PreFabulous’ Forum Tonight at Town Hall

Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:52:50 +0000

Excellent line-up of green building movers & shakers! This should be good! As energy costs continue to rise, the almost-off-the-grid house proves its worth: Taking energy from the grid when necessary (and returning any excess it produces), it functions on a fraction of the energy required by most houses—and can be more comfortable, healthy, and

2012 Earth Day Weekend Green Home Tours, Expos & More

Fri, 13 Apr 2012 23:23:48 +0000

There is no better way to celebrate Earth Day weekend then to get an up close and personal look at what people are doing to green up their homes around the Puget Sound! The 2012 Seattle Green Home Tour, hosted by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, takes place April 21 & 22 from 10am – 4pm

zHome is Now Open!

Sat, 17 Sep 2011 02:04:23 +0000

On September 29, 2008, the Down Jones Industrial Average fell 777 points, the economic crisis and Great Recession started, and they broke ground on the zHome project in Issaquah. Now, three years later, the project is complete and the units are open to the public! The zHome project is spearheaded by the City of Issaquah,

Get Ready for this Weekend’s Green Building Slam!

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 07:02:02 +0000

10 projects x 10 slides x 10 minutes! That’s the secret for a fun-filled, high-energy evening of presentations by some of Seattle’s best green home designers and builders. Hosted by the Seattle Chapter of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, and emceed by Patti Southard of the King County Green Tools Program, this year’s Green Building Slam

Seattle Green Builder to Pre-Sale LEED Platinum Prefab Home

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 21:55:10 +0000

Seattle green builder Sloan Ritchie of Cascade Built just unveiled his company’s latest single-family project – one of the city’s first modern prefab modular LEED Platinum homes. In the the heart of Seattle’s Madison Valley neighborhood, and next door to the company’s acclaimed “Alley House” built in 2008, this project will be dubbed the Alley

Passive House NW Conference in Seattle: Beyond Single-Family Housing

Tue, 23 Aug 2011 22:00:59 +0000

Passive House Northwest will host a day-long conference on Multi-Family, Commercial, and Industrial Passive House projects. Certified Passive House Consultants and other interested professionals will be gathering to attend both introductory and advanced presentations, connect with each other, and meet with manufacturers and distributors of high performance building products. Speakers from the Passive House community

Seattle Selected as Early Partner for President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge

Fri, 01 Jul 2011 00:34:47 +0000

City of Seattle joins local businesses to form unique public-private partnership to increase energy efficiency of commercial buildings Mayor Mike McGinn joined former President Bill Clinton and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu in Chicago today for the announcement that Seattle is one of three cities selected to be an early partner in President

Earth Day Home Energy Savings Tips

Fri, 22 Apr 2011 00:29:46 +0000

Home Energy Savings Tips ++ Earth Day 50% Discount for Home Energy Audit With Earth Day coming up on Friday, April 22 – nearly everyone in environmentally friendly Seattle will be finding ways to show our appreciation for Mother Earth.  But here’s an idea you may not have considered – some tips on how you

2011 Seattle Green Home Tour

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 20:06:45 +0000

INSPIRATION, EDUCATION & SOLUTIONS! Sat & Sun, April 16 & 17, 2011, 10am – 4pm The Seattle Chapter of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild invites you to their 1st annual Seattle Green Home Tour, featuring tour sites in and around Seattle (King & Snohomish Counties). The Seattle Green Home Tour, which is free and open to

Free Contractor Training for Seattle’s New RainWise Program

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 00:38:41 +0000

RAINWISE: INSTALLING RAIN GARDENS AND CISTERNS Training for Contractors and Design Professionals Working in Seattle Repeat of November 2010 course – back by popular demand. FREE, for building and landscape professionals only – register early! Tuesday April 26th, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM NHS Hall, UW Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle – registration & coffee

Local Company Offers Paint Recycling

Wed, 02 Mar 2011 22:26:48 +0000

Local company takes on the huge need for a paint recycling solution. Free 100% post-consumer recycled paint available for the community.

Community Celebrates Greenest Building in Washington State

Tue, 08 Feb 2011 08:09:00 +0000

Community celebration of Bertschi School's Science Wing to take place on February 11

“Mini-B” Passive House Tour

Wed, 12 Jan 2011 10:02:00 +0000

The 300-square foot eco-friendly, energy efficient, and green living modular residence also known as the "Mini-B", is now on display in Seattle.

Watch a Green Home Get Built in One Day

Thu, 02 Dec 2010 09:08:00 +0000

Witness the assembly of Seattle's first LEED Platinum (targeting certification) modular home. Transported via truck from the factory in Idaho, six boxes (measuring 12' wide, 20' long and 16' high) will be installed one-at-a-time by crane onto the foundation, forming this demonstration home.

Streamlining Sustainable Development in Seattle

Thu, 04 Nov 2010 09:32:00 +0000

Seattle Launches Priority Green Expedited Permitting for Residential, Multifamily and Commercial Projects