Looking for a reason to build a 4- or 5-star Built Green™ project? It’s here! The Built Green™ Incentive provides $2,500-$15,000 for single-family residential, town home and community development projects…and the greater you go green, the bigger the potential incentive.
The King County/Seattle Built Green™ Incentive was established to encourage developers, builders and residents building new homes to use green building standards while attempting to address barriers such as higher upfront costs for projects. Grant award projects will serve as demonstrations of high-performance, replicable, green housing for the region. Incentive funds are limited and will be competitively awarded.
- Application deadline: Friday, May 4, 2007
- Eligibility criteria: Projects in Seattle and King County
- Incentive Intent: To help offset costs of certifying and designing innovative green projects
- Incentive Range: $2,500-$15,000
- Incentive Amount: Dependent on the star level achieved and type of project
Why give incentives?
As local governments draw the connection between water conservation and quality, stormwater runoff and residential development, incentives for the development industry to reduce their impact on the environment and conserve valuable natural resources have become increasingly important. The new grants, which will be competitively awarded, are funded through the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Water and Lands Resource Division and Seattle Public Utilities.
What is Built Green™?
Built Green™ is a residential building program that provides a rating system for single and multifamily housing projects, remodels and community developments. The program certifies projects at the 1- through 5-star level based on the number of points a project earns in categories that highlight energy and water conservation, healthy materials and minimized impacts to the property. Seattle and King County, who helped developed the program in partnership with the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, rely on Built Green™ as an industry benchmark for green residential development.