The green building standard, which saves resources and promotes renewable, clean energy, is required to gain additional height, floor area or density. Other requirements related to housing, transportation or open space may apply in addition to the green building standard depending on the zone. Meeting the Green Building Standard may also provide more benefits like faster permitting or other assistance as described by the Green Building Permit Incentives listed below.
Our Green Building Incentives provide assistance for your green building project by putting it ahead of others to help you meet the highest sustainability goals.
Residential Deconstruction: Deconstruction is taking apart a building in order to save the maximum amount of reusable building materials. If you are removing housing, a residential deconstruction permit may allow you to begin the process before a new building permit for the site is issued.
More Tools for Sustainable Development
City, state, and federal sources provide financial assistance for sustainable development projects being built in Seattle. Detailed information can be found at the following links: