For the first time last year, the majority of new homes built in Seattle were built “green.” That’s according to the local homebuilders association. Portland home builders are also going for healthy, energy-efficient construction in a big way. “Green” building entails things like added insulation, non-toxic or recycled building materials and EnergyStar appliances. In Washington state, the most common voluntary standard is called Built Green. It was created by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties in 1999.
Source: NW News Network