Green Resources

Sustainable Materials and Suppliers

Green DepotThe RE Store – is a non-profit organization RE Sources for Sustainable Communities to address the growing problem of wasteful disposal of useable building materials, most of which were buried in the local landfill.
Oikos Green Building Source – site is devoted to serving professionals whose work promotes sustainable design and construction.
King County Reusable Building Materials Exchange – The goal of the Online Exchange has always been to keep relatively inexpensive, re-usable items out of the waste stream.

Jurisdictional Incentive and Rebate Programs

Built Smart (City of Seattle) – The Build Smart Program is about designing and building housing that conserves resources while providing a healthy, comfortable living environment.
Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) – is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States.
King County: Sustainable building – is omprehensive resources to help professional builders recycle, reduce waste, save money, and get recognition for embracing sustainable building practices in King County.
Seattle City Light Residential Conservation Programs and ServicesSaving Water Partnership – is sponsored by the Saving Water Partnership, a collaboration of local water utilities who provide water conservation programs in Seattle and King County.
City of Seattle – is the resource for green initatives in Seattle.
Energy Star – is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.
American Lung Association Healthy House – urges all homeowners to test their homes for radon. Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is produced by naturally decaying uranium and radium. Exposure to radon gas increases your risk of developing lung cancer.

Green Building Contractors and Referrals

The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBA) – was founded in 1909 by a group of Seattle builders who saw a need to unite in order to address the many concerns and issues affecting the housing industry.
NAHB National Green Building Program – National Home Builders Association’s green resource guide.
LEED for Homes – with over 100,000 units, LEED for Homes is the right fit for Multifamily and Single Family projects.

Green Building Support Services and References

Built Green – Built Green is an environmentally-friendly, non-profit, residential building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, developed in partnership with King County, Snohomish County, and other agencies in Washington State.
ReGreen – The ReGreens Residential Remodeling Program was established to give you the tools and resources you need to make your next home renovation project green.
Green Guard – Certification is part of UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories). Green Gaurd certification helps manufacturers create–and helps buyers identify–interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions, improving the quality of the air in which the products are used.
New Buildings Institute (NBI) – is a nonprofit organization working to improve the energy performance of commercial buildings.
National Sustainable Building Advisor Program – creates and oversees the Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA) curriculum, which is delivered by SBA Providers across the USA and in Canada. The purpose of this unique and comprehensive sustainable building program is to give practicing professionals the tools that they need to make the built environment more sustainable.
Northwest EcoBuilding Guild – is a 501(c)(3) community of builders, designers, suppliers, homeowners, and partners concerned with ecological building in the Pacific Northwest. The Guild empowers people through education to transform the built environment for long term sustainability. – See more at:
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC/LEED) – and its community are changing the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated. We believe in better buildings; places that complement our environment and enhance our communities. Places that give people better, brighter, healthier spaces to live, work and play.
Greenworks Realty – is the nation’s oldest and most trusted green real estate agent brand.

Recycling Building Materials and Deconstruction Services

What do I do with…? – Every day, King County residents and businesses run across unwanted items that make them wonder: “What do I do with this?” This site was designed to answer that question!
Earthwise Architectural Salvage – Our goal at Earthwise is to preserve Seattle’s architectural past by salvaging reusable building materials and architectural features that would otherwise be headed for the landfill, and offering them for sale to the community.
RE Store Removal Services – mission is to promote sustainable communities through education, advocacy, recycling and the conservation of natural resources.
Second Use – has been reclaiming building materials for reuse in the Puget Sound region since 1994. Our mission is to: Divert reusable building materials from the landfill; Preserve components of our architectural heritage; Provide affordable building materials to the public and Offer living wage jobs to our staff.