Built Green ® | Master Builders Association of Pierce County

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Information and tools for green professionals

The Tacoma-Pierce County Built Green® program provides certification for land development, new single and multi-family home construction, and remodeling components, suppliers and Real Estate professionals.

The Tacoma-Pierce County Built Green® Program is a certification program that recognizes industry members who build above and beyond regulatory code. Because the program is menu-driven, Built Green® homes and remodels will be unique.

Developers, builders and remodelers will be able to complete a checklist with over 200 Built Green® Action Items to choose from. Depending on the type of project and specific items included, construction projects will be awarded up to a 5-star rating.

10 Easy Steps to Built Green®

Welcome to the Tacoma-Pierce County Built Green® Program. These 10 steps will be covered in detail during the orientation participants attend before enrolling their first project.  Save them so you can refer back to them on your way to becoming a Built Green® Builder, Developer, Remodeler or Program Associate.

  1. Be sure you’ve attended a Program Orientation, filled out a Program Participation Form, and paid the annual fee.
  2. Read the Program Information section of the handbook thoroughly to be sure you understand how the Program works. 
  3. Look over the Green Communities, HomeBuilder, Remodeler or Multi-Family self-certification checklist (in the handbook) and check the measures you intend to carry out on your project.
  4. Fill out the Project Enrollment Form and pay the required fee.
  5. Take advantage of program resources, including the MBA Built Green® Resource Library.
  6. Take a workshop!  (Developers, Builders and Remodelers: Two workshops within past 12 months are required at the 2-star level and above).
  7. Use the marketing materials to promote your company, your projects, and the Tacoma-Pierce County Built Green® program.
  8. Call the Tacoma-Pierce County Built Green® Program Administrator if you have any questions.
  9. Turn in the final checklist.
  10.  Give us your feedback and suggestions about the Program.

Builders & Developers

By all accounts, there is a rising demand for quality and affordable green homes, and the need for certifed Built Green® builders and developers has never been higher. Built Green® certification recognizes industry professionals who build above and beyond regulatory code.

» Downoad the Enrollment Form - PDF
    * Program orientation is REQUIRED - contact Tiffany Speir prior to submitting an enrollment form.

» Downoad the Green Builder Checklist - PDF
» Downoad the Green Community Checklist - PDF

Remodelers

Built Green® remodeler certification is all about making smarter choices in our living environments. By promoting green practices and sustainable goals, Built Green® helps remodelers prosper from the recognition and the healthier environments they create.

» Downoad the Enrollment Form - PDF
    * Program orientation is REQUIRED - contact Tiffany Speir prior to submitting an enrollment form.

» Downoad the Green Remodeler Checklist - PDF

Suppliers & Associates

You work hard to keep costs down, profits up, and your customers happy, but you also recognize the need to reduce your environmental footprint. Partnering with Built Green® makes it easy for consumers to find your eco-friendly products and services.

» Downoad the Enrollment Form - PDF
    * Program orientation is REQUIRED - contact Tiffany Speir prior to submitting an enrollment form.

Real Estate Professionals

The availability of green housing in the US is on the rise, and many clients need help marketing properties with green features. Agent, brokers and other professionals who are passionate about sustainability can benefit greatly from a Built Green® certification.

» Downoad the Enrollment Form - PDF
    * Program orientation is REQUIRED - contact Tiffany Speir prior to submitting an enrollment form.

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