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Green Building & Smart Growth Program

Promoting healthy, durable, efficient, and environmentally responsible homes, neighborhoods and workplaces through education, technical assistance and advocacy.


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  • See how we're helping advance Green Building Policy across Whatcom County
  • Stay up to date on green building & smart growth happenings through our e-mail newsletters.
  • Strategic partnership with the International Living Future and our program operates the NW Washington Collaborative offering tools and resources for the Living Building Challenge.


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  • We promote green building & smart growth innovations through our local media outreach, promotions, peer connections, and more.                                     
  • Each year we highlight the most exciting green building projects on our Imagine This! Home & Landscape Tour
  • Green PLAYHOUSE design build competition features local leaders in green building and inspires people of all ages to make their world a better place. 
  • KAPOW! Making spaces into lively places. A downtown placemaking competition designed to deepen our communities sense of place, activate inactive spaces and spur economic investment.

Special Thanks to our Green Building & Smart Growth sponsors whose funds ensure these programs continue:


Gold Sponsors:
PSE NEW    SSCweb 


Silver Sponsors:
   2020Engineering Barkley_new      BBB sq   Haven Design WorkshopLautenbach logoChuckanut Builders Logo      Peoples Bank


 Bronze sponsors:

Cascade Joinery

The RE Store

The RJ Group

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