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Northwest Green Living and Sustainable Seattle Lifestyles

Built Green is an environmental building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, developed in partnership with King County, Snohomish County, and other government agencies in the Seattle area. Built Green is designed to help homebuyers find quality, affordable homes that offer opportunities to protect the health of their families in the Seattle area.

Contact us today to start your search for your own sustainable Built Green home in Seattle. Call Marlow Harris at 206-329-3795 or email


A House by the Park

A House by the Park: "A House By The Park is a first-hand chronology of the design, planning, and construction of a modern home in Seattle."

Green Living Contests for Homeowners

You could win the

Refresh Your Nest Sweepstakes With Target Style Expert for Home, Sabrino Soto

Get a chance to win a home makeover (valued up to $50,000*) that will instantly refresh your place. Just a little help to redesign your space and make your home more stylish, functional and sustainable.

Two contests that educate homeowners on green living | AgentGenius: Target is having a big Green Home contest and is giving away a $50K prize to re-do your home. In addition, Recycle Bank's Green Your Home is a cool contest with a grand prize of a random $18K to go towards a Green Kitchen makeover.


Water and City View "Built Green" and Three Star Energy-certified home comes on the market in High Point

Water and City View living, an urban oasis overlooking Downtown Seattle, Elliot Bay & Mt. Baker has come on the market at High Point at 3012 SW Cycle Court. Elegant like-new home, carefully customized for a modern aesthetic, designed by noted architectural firm Mithun, constructed to Built Green and Three Star Energy standards.  The asking price is $499,000.

4+ bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, master with adjoining bath, office, finished basement w/family room, one car garage. Adjacent to pond and waterfall. Be a part of this ecologically conscience, award-winning planned community of High Point.

High Point's stormwater collection pond has aesthetic and practical functions.  It prevents flash floods in the area, and it forms a centerpiece to the park.  By the time the water flows here, it's been cleaned and is ready to enjoy year-round.  The pond attracts a variety of water fowl, ducks, geese and heron.

The home has 2 bedrooms on the upper floor plus a den that can be enclosed and made into a 3rd bedroom upstairs.  It also has an additional bedroom on the 2nd floor and a bedroom plus family room in the lower level.

Come and see this beautiful like-new view home on Saturday August 16th 10am-4pm and Sunday August 17th 10am-4pm.


Seattle Green Home Tour April 16-17

The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is hosting the Seattle Green Home Tour on April 16-17.  Homes on the tour highlight various green building, remodeling and retrofitting techniques, such as Net Zero Energy use, Passive House standards of super energy-efficient construction, and where to purchase eco-friendly products.

The free Seattle Green Home Tour is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 16-17.

Included in the tour is High Point's Neighborhood House High Point Center by Environmental Works.

HIgh Point Neighborhood CenterThe building includes administrative and counseling offices, a family center, large classrooms, a teen center, youth tutoring, and a Head Start Program. Sustainable design concepts identified fro the project should yield a LEED Gold Certified project. Included in these concepts are: redevelopment of an urban site close to public transportation systems; providing bicycle storage and a shower for alternative transportation users; collecting and filtering rainwater from impervious surfaces through the stormwater system established throughout the high Point Master Plan; preventing solar heat gain while increasing daylight into spaces through the use of external shading devices; conserving electricity by specifying a Ground Source Heat Pump HVAC system; and generating up to one half of the building’s electricity needs with a 4,000 SF photovoltaic array, the largest to date in the State of Washington.