B+L is one of Built Green Hammer Award 2017 winners,
for leadership in Green Building

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2017 – Batt + Lear featured in Modern Home Builder Magazine

2016, 10x10x10 Guild Green Building Slam winner for Light House


See info

2016 – Light House certified 5-Star Built Green

2016 – Light House certified DOE Zero Energy Ready Home

Jason and Miles were two of the speakers at
rEP Kick-Off event at Bullitt Center, May 31st.
Great turnout for a new sub-group of the NW EcoBuilding Guild.



Nest House is on the market!

B+L is pleased to be offering a truly unique pre-sale opportunity.
Nest House is a 5-Star BuiltGreen,
Zero-Energy Ready private residence,
just north of Seattle, overlooking Puget Sound
and the south end of Whidbey Island.

Visit our Nest House website for more images and detail.


B+L is just finishing building of our first Passive House.
The house was one of the ten featured projects at
NW EcoBuilding Guild's 2015 Green Building Slam.
Our Project Manager Ryan Lurie co-presented the project
with the architect, George Ostrow of Velocipede Architects.


Our kitchen project won 2014 MBA's
Remodeling Excellence (REX) Awards
Under "Kitchen Excellence: $35K-$50K"


See our submittal

B+L was awarded Built Green Hammer Awards 2012
"Remodeler" category

Jason was interviewed for CPW blog post

B+L is one of the four top designs
for Little Footprint Big Forest design competition

Check out our entry


Jason Lear was awarded the Built Green Pioneer Award
at the 2011 Annual Built Green conference

See our poster at the event.

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Green Roof House was featured in Built Green Case Studies


B+L was one of the featured homes for
NW EcoBuilding Guild's Green Home Tour
April 16 & 17, 2011


B+L was Second Use's Contractor of the Month in February
Check out Second Use February newsletter

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Jason Lear was on a Design Panel for
A Sunset Design Guide: The Green Home


Press Release for our latest project

November 10, 2010

Wallingford Home Remodel Meets Architecture 2030 Challenge,
The first single-family home permitted under a pilot version
for the City of Seattle’s new Priority Green expedited
permitting program, is scheduled for completion this month.
The second story addition and gut remodel project achieved 60%
overall energy reduction while adding heated space to the home.

Green highlights include: FSC certified wood, four green roofs,
rain gardens, solar PV, solar water pre-heat and one of the
largest residential living walls in the region. The project
is also achieving extremely high recycling rates and building
deconstruction. One bathroom features cabinets constructed
from salvaged beams in the basement.

Batt + Lear worked with an integrated design team made up
of home performance energy consultants, mechanical engineers,
solar technologists and deep green designers.

Batt and Lear is a multi disciplinary design build firm
focused on residential and light commercial construction.
Batt and Lear is an integral Built Green member supporting
private and public partnerships to demonstrate the newest
technologies available in the remodel arena. “Batt and Lear
has found ways to innovate with this existing 90-year-old
structure to achieve Built Green 5-Star certification.
From re-building half of the existing roof as a green roof,
to constructing case work from reclaimed materials this is
a key project for the new Built Green remodel standards and
for the region ” says Aaron Adelstein, Executive Director of
Built Green.

The project is expected to achieve very high point levels
in the Built Green 5-Star standard and will be a case study
for Priority Green.

For more information about this project, please contact:
Marketa Kockova, 206.301.1999

Jason was chosen as one of the ten speakers
at 2010 NW EcoBuilding Guild's 10x10x10

See Jason's presentation at 10x10x10
September 2010


Jason Lear was quoted in the Community High Road Agreement article
July, 2010

Jason was chosen as one of the ten speakers
at 2009 NW EcoBuilding Guild's 10x10x10

See Jason's presentation at 10x10x10
September 2009


B+L was awarded a 2008 Green Hammer Awards
from Built Green

See our entry slides
built green

A Small Kitchen won Natural Home Magazine's
2008 Kitchen of the Year


see our submittal

House for Magnolia Tree was featured in
NW Home+Garden
"Your Guild to Northwest Green Design" issue, May/June 2003


Holly Batt was awarded Northwest Design Awards 2003
in Bathroom Category
See images of Natual Bathroom