Going “Green” is interpreted differently in many forms, products, and industries. Here, we will give you an overview of what it means to go “Green” when it comes to building your new custom home. Cascade Custom Homes and Design is a member of SKAGIT ISLAND COUNTY BUILDERS ASSOCIATION. Owner, Jon Roberts, was on the Board of Directors 2005-2010 and was a contributor to the associations BuiltGreen™ program. A SICBA BuiltGreen™ home receives a certificate of merit and is awarded a 1, 2 or 3 star rating. The BuiltGreen™ rating takes into consideration site protection practices, recycling procedures, indoor air quality, systems and products incorporated into the home, and the type of construction. Read on to learn how you can incorporate the BuiltGreen™ program into your new custom home.