Green Home Pros
Cascade Built – Cascade Built develops cool, contemporary homes for urban lifestyles. They emphasize respect for the environment and community offering homeowners a healthy, resource-efficient place to live. Check out Cascade Built’s new line of Backyard Boxes.
Method Homes – Method Homes offers sustainably-built, energy efficient, healthy and durable modern prefab homes with a focus on high quality craftsmanship and client satisfaction. Recent projects include the installation of the LID Park House in S Seattle.
Pathway Design & Construction – Pathway Design & Construction is a design build remodeling contractor in the Seattle area committed to sustainable building practices and healthier home education.
live-work-play – Live-work-play offers an intuitive, thoughtful, practical and fun perspective for residential and commercial projects, and provides both architecture and interior design services.
Heartwood Builders – Heartwood Builders builds remodels and custom homes with a focus on sustainability and healthy living environments. They have extensive experience in commercial and residential projects.
S.A.G.E. Designs NW – Architect, Consultant & Wize Guy, owner Sage Saskill provides sustainable design services for cottages, accessory dwelling units, new homes & additions, ecovillages, solar installations and much more.
Green Home Resources
The Northwest Green Home Primer – Whether you are building, remodeling, buying, or just curious, this book contains real-world strategies for getting the greenest results from your budget. Written by Kathleen O’Brien of O’Brien & Company in Seattle.
NW EcoBuilding Guild – A non-profit community of green building professionals. Search their Green Pages for a green home professional near you!
Green Home Guides – These informative, full-color guides, produced by the City of Seattle’s Green Building Program, can help you green your next home remodeling project. The series now includes the Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit and the Green Home Buyer’s Guide.
Find it Locally
Ecohaus – Located in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood and now in Bellevue, this showroom of environmentally-friendly building products is an interactive resource center where patrons can play, create, discover and shop, of course.
Bamboo Hardwoods – Supplies quality bamboo flooring, cabinets and more online and in their showrooms and warehouse here in Seattle.
The ReStore – Serves the greater Puget Sound region with used building materials and mobile removal services.
Second Use – Provides homeowners, contractors, and artists with affordable supplies to complete almost any project. They pick up and receive materials 7 days a week, so their inventory is constantly changing.
Bedrock Industries – A creative company manufacturing a wide array of products, including architectural tiles, all handcrafted from 100% recycled glass.
National and Regional Green Building Programs used in Washington
LEED for Homes – LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Passive House – The Passive House concept represents today’s highest energy standard with the promise of slashing the heating energy consumption of buildings by an amazing 90%.
Built Green Washington – A cooperative of Washington’s regional green home building programs.
Built Green of King and Snohomish Counties – A non-profit, residential building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties.
Northwest Energy Star – A program encouraging the construction of homes to ENERGY STAR standards specifically designed for the Northwest.
NAHB Green Building Program– Sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders.
Built Smart Program – Provides financial incentives and technical information for the design and build of multifamily projects in Seattle which conserve resources and provide for a healthy, comfortable living environment.
Green Advantage – Green certification for building-related practitioners. Rather than certifying buildings, this program certifies individuals as knowledgeable about green building.
Green Communities – A program aimed at promoting sustainable building for affordable housing projects.
Seattle Urban Farming Codes – Proposed code changes to promote & encourage urban agriculture.
FAQs For Urban Agriculture – “Frequently Asked Questions” on urban agriculture from the Seattle DPD.
Urban Farm Hub – A news and information source for urban agriculture and food policy in the Puget Sound Region.
Seattle Farm Cooperative – A community-based project to start a co-op to purchase supplies and provide education and sharing of resources for urban farmers.
SPIN Farming Guide – Information and guides on Small Plot Intensive Farming.
21 Acres – A WA non-profit food co-op & demonstration site which cultivates, demonstrates and advances systems that support sustainable agriculture.