Going Green

Whatcom County

Built Green® resources
The Building Industry Association of Whatcom County provides access to all Built Green® documents and membership information, listings of participating builders, case studies of Built Green® homes, and a range of other helpful resources on their website.
To take advantage of these resources:
Members can request a copy of the Built Green Homebuilders Handbook from .
Certificate of merit
Certificates are issued to all certified Built Green® homes, to help you sell homes. Provide the certificate and a copy of the completed Built Green® checklist to the buyer at handover to let them know you've gone the extra mile.
Promotional aids
Yard signs, decals and camera-ready artwork are available to participating Built Green® professionals to help you publicize your commitment to building homes that are better for owners and the community.
Consumer brochure
Use this easy-to-read consumer brochure to increase your market share! Sell your customers on the fact that as a Built Green® professional, you offer them quality construction at the right price while protecting their family's health and the environment.
Promotion in the local media
BIAWC and other partners in the program are committed to making this program highly visible. Built Green® will be highlighted at home fairs and expos, in informative articles, and paid advertisements. This high-profile program will bring new customers to your door as a Built Green® professional.
Trade Tip sheets
Tip sheets highlight the most popular and effective Built Green® features, organized by the trades who implement them. Use these tip sheets to introduce your subs to Built Green®.

The Built Green® team of architects, builders, subcontractors, suppliers, Realtors, and government agencies is making this idea a reality.Join the team and put the power of this dedicated network and its combined knowledge to work for your business.

Click here for a list of Best Practices Tip Sheets for the subtrades (Land Clearing and Excavating, Landscaping, Concrete, Framing, Insulation, Drywall, Window, Roofing, Mechanical/HVAC, Electrical and Lighting, Plumbing, Flooring, and Painting).

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To enroll in the Built Green® program contact:

Built Green®
Building Industry Association of Whatcom County
1650 Baker Creek Place
Bellingham, WA 98226

Click here for a membership application