Built Green’s mission is to promote environmentally friendly home building methods and practices and to enhance our communities through leadership in sustainable development. As a green home certification program, Built Green works with builders, policymakers, and the general public to educate on, promote, and support green building. Built Green, launched in 1999, is a program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. Since then, over 28,000 homes have been Built Green certified. For more information on the program, please see the main program website.

about the CONFERENCE

The Built Green Conference has been occurring annually for a decade with the aim of providing valuable and cutting-edge information on green building and sustainability. Notable past keynote speakers include Robert F. Kennedy Jr., David Orr, and Denis Hayes. The conference this year will cover a variety of topics related to green building, ranging from building science to policy, from finance to post-occupancy research, and from case studies to equity and community issues. This content will be covered throughout the day, which will include a keynote address, a variety of sessions to choose from, lunch, and a book signing, all followed by an awards ceremony and reception. We’re looking forward to seeing you on this educational and fun day!

Don’t miss out on any of the action! Follow Built Green on Facebook and Twitter for conference and program updates. Use the hashtag #BuiltGreen16 for this event.


We’d like to send a huge message of appreciation to our sponsors, who help make the conference possible.

presenting sponsor

Reception and Awards Partner

Lunch Sponsors


session sponsors


Water Bottle Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors


green genius awards


Media Sponsor

Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Levi Thomas at or 425.278.0222.



We are pleased to announce this year’s Built Green Hammer Award
and Green Genius Award recipients!

Built Green Hammer Awards

These awards honor Built Green members for their outstanding projects and participation over the previous year. Awards are given in the following categories:

  • Builder, Large Production
  • Builder, Small Production
  • Builder, Small Speculative or Custom
  • Builder, Multi-Family, 1-50 Units
  • Builder, Multi-Family, 51-150 Units
  • Builder, Multi-Family, 150+ Units
  • Builder, Remodel
  • Project of the Year
  • Judge’s Choice

We will also announce the winners of the Built Green Pioneer Award, which recognizes those who have played an integral role in developing and maintaining the Built Green program. Without the time, energy, and support of these Pioneers, Built Green would not be what it is today.

Green Genius Awards

We are excited to host the fourth annual Green Genius Awards at the Built Green Conference reception. The Green Genius Awards are the only awards in the nation that highlight the efforts of those in the real estate community who are building a more sustainable future on the front lines of market transformation.

Awards are given in the following categories:

Listing Agent of the Year
Finalists: Ron Rubin, Fiore Pignataro, Kim Vuong

Listing Office of the Year
Finalists: Berkshire Hathaway HS NW, Windermere RENW Eastlake, Real Property Associates

Selling Agent of the Year
Finalists: Daniel Burton, Javila Creer, Ryan A. Raffetto

Selling Office of the Year
Finalists: Redfin Corp, Windermere RE Wall Street

Winners will be announced at the reception! For information on last year’s winners, see here.

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This year’s conference venue is Cascadia College.
The keynote, lunch, and reception will all be held in Möbius Hall, which is LEED certified.


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