SOURCE: Master Builders Association

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January 28, 2015 12:51 ET

Built Green Announces the WaterSense New Homes Incentive Program for Green Building Certification

In Partnership With the Cascade Water Alliance, Builders That Achieve This Certification Will Receive a Rebate of $1,000 per Home

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - January 28, 2015) - Built Green®, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting green building and education programs in the Puget Sound region, today announced a partnership with the Cascade Water Alliance to offer a new incentive for green building certification, the WaterSense New Homes Incentive Program.

WaterSense is a national program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that promotes water efficiency and enhances the market for water-friendly programs, products, and practices. Cascade Water Alliance is a WaterSense partner, offering rebates under the program. Now, Cascade Water Alliance will be offering an incentive for builders who combine Built Green and WaterSense certifications.

Homes in Cascade Water Alliance's territory that achieve both the WaterSense New Homes requirements and a minimum of Built Green 3-Star certification will be eligible to apply for a $1,000 rebate. Built Green will assist with this process.

"We are very excited about partnering with the Cascade Water Alliance on this program, which provides a meaningful incentive to builders, and will benefit our aquatic habitat and the overall environment," said Aaron Adelstein, Director of Community Stewardship at Master Builders Association. 

Residential building professionals interested in learning more about the certification program can attend a WaterSense/Built Green Incentive class from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4 at the Master Builders Association. Click here to learn more.

About 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, the Built Green program sets standards of excellence that can make a significant impact on housing, health and the environment, and are readily attainable today. Visit www.builtgreen.net to learn more.

About Cascade Water Alliance
Cascade is a municipal corporation comprised of seven municipalities (five cites and two water and sewer districts) in the Puget Sound region that joined together to provide safe, clean, reliable water supply to its 350,000 residences and more than 20,000 businesses. Cascade's mission is to provide water supply to meet current and future needs of our members in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner through partnerships, water efficiency programs, acquiring, constructing and managing water supply infrastructure and fostering regional water planning. Visit www.cascadewater.org to learn more.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Linda Caudle
    Director of Marketing Communications
    Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties
    425.460.8226
    lcaudle@mbaks.com