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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
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.


LEED * City of Seattle * King County * Better Bricks

Local Green Buildings

If you are looking to lease space in King County, please check out the following new green buildings in our market:

Alcyone Apartments
LEED-certified residential apartments and retail in South Lake Union neighhorhood; completed in June 2004.
301 Minor Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Contact: Amanda Sneed

307 Westlake
Laboratory, office and retail with LEED core and shell in South Lake Union neighhorhood; completed in March 2004.
307 Westlake Ave
Seattle, WA 98109
Contact: Tim Dickerson

9th & Stewart Life Sciences Building
Biotechnology R&D, office and retail with LEED core and shell; opened in June 2004.
1900 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Contact: Bill Neil