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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Why Energy Models?

    Posted on Sep 22, 2017 in:
    • Builders
    • Built Green
    Most builders pursuing Built Green certification quickly realize that the energy model of their project is one of the keys to achieving a given star-level. Almost all Built Green star-levels for nearly all certification types require an energy model. How does this work? Why is this the case? Let us explain.
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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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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer