Uncategorized March 16, 2013

Green Building Resources

Residential single family home inventory is very low in Kitsap County this Spring, so people are turning to building as an option. Newer concepts are being explored such as how to build a home where you can age in place, and building green.

Here are a few resources for Building Green:

American Institute of Architects: Offers resources for anyone seeking information about Architects: www.aiaseattle.org

Built Green: Master Builder Association King COunty: www.builtgreen.net

EcoCool Remodel Tool: King County’s one stop shop for green remodels and resources: www.ecocoolremodel.com

EcoHaus: Agreen home improvement store located at 4121 1st Ave Seattle: www.ecohaus.com

Energy Star: An EPA/Federal government-backed program helping consumers through Tax Incentives: www.energystar.gov

Energy Star Northwest: A regionally specific program funded by the EPA: www.nothwesternergy.com

Green Pages: A directory from the Northwest Ecobuilding Guild of green contactors and materials. Publications are available at EcoHaus, The RE Store and Second Use: www.greentools.com

Home Performance Wahsington: An association of Washington State businesses offering whole house energy efficiency, comfort and indoor air quality review and services: www.homeperformancewashington.org

Home Resource Network of Seattle: A contractor referral network specializing in greem remodels. www.HRNseattle.com

King COunty On-Line Materials Exchange:www.your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/exchange/index.asp

PSE Energy Advisor: Energy specialists assisting PSE residential and business customers. www.pse.com/solutions/foryourhome/pages/energyAdvisors.aspx

Re-Store: Salvaged building materials and building deconstructive services, located at 1440 NW 52nd St, Seattle www.re-store.org

Second Use: Recovers reusable building materials from their remodeling and demolition projects. 7953 2nd Ave South Seattle www.seconduse.com