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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

What is "Green Certified"?


Want to buy a Green Home in Seattle?

In the last three years, Northwest MLS brokers have sold more than 3,300 residential homes and condominiums that were “green certified.” 

What is “Green Certified”? Green certification is an endorsement given to homes that are built to meet specific environmental sustainability criteria, such as resource efficiency, energy conservation, and waste reduction. 

When listing or looking for homes, Northwest MLS brokers can advertise or search for various types and levels of green certification for their clients, including Built Green™, LEED™, and Northwest ENERGY STAR®. Does Green Certification Increase a Home’s Sale Price? Yes! When comparing the overall median sales price for homes sold by Northwest MLS brokers during 2023, homes with green certification sold for 20% more, with a median sales price of $740,000, compared to a median sales price of $591,000 for homes without green certification. 

What are Other Types of “Green” Features? In addition to green certification, Northwest MLS brokers can advertise or search for a variety of other green features, including: Green Flooring, such as bamboo or cork Green Heating & Cooling, such as radiant heat and ductless mini-splits ENERGY STAR® Windows Green Energy Source, such as Geothermal, Solar, or Ground Source Green Construction Methods Water Conservation Features Green Landscaping Water Recycling Systems Green (living) Roof And So Much More! 

What are the Potential Benefits of Green Homes? Healthier Indoor Environment More Water & Energy Efficient Reduced Maintenance Costs (20% Less on Average) Built to Last Using Sustainable Material Less Environmental Impact Green Homes are not only better for the environment, they’re also better for your health and your pocketbook!

We can help you search for "Certified Green" homes for sale in the Pacific Northwest!  Just call or email and we'll send you a list of "Certified Green" homes, condos and townhomes for sale. 

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