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  • Built Green as a Community-Oriented Solution

    Posted on Aug 31, 2017 in:
    • Built Green
    In addition to supporting environmental sustainability and green construction, Built Green also supports affordable housing and sustainable zoning practices. This three-part series on exclusionary zoning explores this complex topic and how we can make our region both greener and more inclusive.
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  • Exclusionary Zoning in Seattle and Elsewhere

    Posted on Aug 29, 2017 in:
    • Built Green
    Seattle first adopted exclusionary zoning policies in 1923. Now, 49 percent of the city is zoned single-family—a whopping 65 percent of the 76 percent of possible acreage zoned exclusively for residential use. This three-part series on exclusionary zoning explores this complex topic, what we can learn from other fast-growing cities, and how we can make the American Dream a possibility for all.
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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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