Bamboo Builders Northwest - http://bamboobuilders.com
Bamboo is one of the most ecologically friendly raw materials on the planet. This company marries bamboo with reclaimed and recycled materials to create arresting and original designs. They design bamboo gates and bamboo fences, interior bamboo flooring, and contemporary furniture, all hand -built in the U.S. from bamboo hardwoods and bamboo laminates. Company is located in Seattle.
Environmental Home Center - http://www.environmentalhomecenter.com
Environmental Home Center is an online store dedicated to green building materials. They are a national distributor of green building supplies and household products. Their environmental building supplies include non-toxic paint, natural carpets, sustainable wood products, energy-efficient insulation and people-friendly cleaning supplies. They have a store located in Seattle.
King County Online Materials Exchange - http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/exchange/index.asp
The goal of this online exchange program is to help keep reusable items out of the waste stream. Anyone may browse through the listings and purchase reusable items. You’ll need to set up an account. Listings include household items, reusable building materials and information on garage and yard sales.
Rate It Green - http://rateitgreen.com
This member site is dedicated to helping consumers and businesses find eco-friendly building materials and services. The site features a forum and a ratings site where members can share their thoughts and ask questions about a variety of green products. This helps newcomers and experts learn the pros and cons about various products from those who have actually used them. Member feedback also is provided to manufacturers so they can make their sustainable offerings even better.
Rocky Mountain Institute - http://www.rmi.org/
Find consumer information on sustainable and energy-efficient home design, with fact sheets on appliances and lighting, home cooling, household greenhouse gas emissions, water efficiency, construction of new homes, environmentally friendly building materials, renewable energy (such as solar and wind power), indoor air quality and recycling.
Second Use Building Materials - http://seconduse.com
This Seattle-based business strives to divert reusable building materials from landfills, thereby preserving resources and providing cost-effective remodeling supplies for communities. They salvage approximately 100 tons of building materials monthly. They have a diverse inventory of reclaimed building materials for purchase by homeowners, contractors and artists.
The Re-Store, Recycling Building Materials - http://www.re-store.org/
The Re-Store strives to save money for homeowners, contractors, and business owners on disposal costs, while providing building materials at discounted prices. With locations in Bellingham and Seattle, they also offer a wide variety of services including pickups, salvage and whole building deconstruction.
West Coast Green Residential Building Conference & Expo - http://www.westcoastgreen.com
While new green events emerge every year, the West Coast Green three-day conference and expo is a milestone in the residential green building movement. More than 250 exhibitors showcase the latest in resource-efficiency of green and healthy building products.