BetterBricks is an initiative of the non-profit Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, and is supported by your local electric utility. This free service connects building professionals with the information, tools, training and consultation needed to design and construct high performance buildings. Through its advisor services including the BetterBricks Daylighting Labs, Lighting Design Lab and Integrated Design Lab, BetterBricks can help developers, architects, engineers and others construct buildings that are better for business, people and the environment.
City of Seattle
The City of Seattle encourages the development of sustainable buildings by:
- Implementing the City's Sustainable Building Policy and using the LEED™ Rating System to evaluate City-financed building projects.
- Offering incentives and assistance to sustainable building projects. The City also offers incentives and assistance to Seattle businesses and residents to conserve resources (water, energy, and materials), protect habitat, build community and save on utility bills.
King County encourages and promotes the use of green building practices in its buildings through the County's Green Building Initiative and the first web-based tool in the U.S.
- All new construction and renovation of buildings now incorporate green elements, including the King Street Center.
- Building owners, architects, designers, contractors, project managers and building professionals get instant information from the nation's only Web-based tool to develop Green Buildings in King County, in accordance with the LEED™ Green Building Rating System.
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)
NEEA is a non-profit corporation supported by electric utilities, public benefits administrators, state governments, public interest groups and energy efficiency industry representatives. These entities work together to make affordable, energy-efficient products and services available in the marketplace.
U.S. Green Building Council
USGBC is the nation's foremost coalition of industry leaders working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. Visit the site for information on LEED certification, Greenbuild, USGBC membership, and more.