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  • What is Exclusionary Zoning?

    Posted on Aug 24, 2017 in:
    • Built Green
    Back in the day, the West Coast was expansive, idyllic—the land of the American Dream. But even then, we struggled with zoning, it just had a different name. A history of discriminatory practices negatively impacted marginalized communities for centuries. This three-part series on exclusionary zoning explores this complex topic, what we can learn from the shortcomings of those here before us, and how we can make this dream a possibility for all.
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  • Why Third-Party Verification?

    Posted on Aug 10, 2017 in:
    • Built Green
    • Builders
    One of the most commonly asked questions we get from builders and home buyers is what third-party verification is and why it is required by Built Green for certification. Let’s explore how third-party verification came about and why it is so important and beneficial.
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  • Built Green Checklist Updates: All You Need to Know

    Posted on Jul 6, 2017 in:
    • Built Green
    • Builders
    The time has come: Built Green is rolling out checklist updates! What are these, why do we do them, and what do you need to know to keep your projects current? Read on to get all of the answers.
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  • Why Built Green Certification for Remodels & Refits is Important

    Posted on Jun 2, 2017 in:
    • Builders
    • Built Green
    Seattle is a nationwide hub for green building, especially when it comes to new construction, but the city also has an aging housing market that makes it ripe for remodel and retrofit. See how to make your clients' homes healthier and more efficient during a remodel.
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  • Member Story: TC Legend Homes

    Posted on May 16, 2017 in:
    • Built Green
    • Builders
    • Member Stories
    Ted Clifton Jr. has been involved with Built Green since 2009 and has built three projects with us, in addition to other homes outside of King and Snohomish counties. All projects certified through us by his company, TC Legend Homes, are 5-Star Built Green.
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