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Priority Green Facilitated

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What Is It?

Priority Green Facilitated is a streamlined permitting process for master use permits that include design review. Priority Green Facilitated gives you:

  • Reduced and predictable permit timelines that are established prior to your application
  • Better inter-departmental coordination with set meetings and milestones
  • Integrated plan review
  • A single point of contact

Eligibility

Priority Green Facilitated projects require a signed agreement with us before your permit application is submitted. You must use a collaborative design and development approach, also known as an integrated design process.

Your project must meet one of the following sets of criteria.

Priority Green Building Matrix

Achieve at least 10 points on the Priority Green Facilitated Building Matrix.

Living Building Pilot

  1. Achieve Living Building Challenge full certification, or
  2. Achieve Petal Recognition, including:
    • Achieve at least 3 of the 7 petals (site, water, energy, health, materials, equity, beauty) including at least one of the following petals: energy, water, or materials
    • Reduce total energy use by 75 percent, not including energy generated on site, as compared to the Seattle Energy Code in effect when you submit your building permit
    • Reduce total building water use by 75 percent, not including harvested rainwater, as compared to baselines estimated by Seattle Public Utilities or other baseline approved by the DPD director
    • Capture and use at least 50 percent of stormwater on site

Seattle 2030 District

Achieve Architecture 2030 Challenge for Planning performance targets for new construction:

  1. Energy use: An immediate 70 percent reduction below the national average, with incremental targets, reaching carbon neutral by 2030
  2. Water use: An immediate 50 percent reduction below the current district average
  3. CO2 of auto and freight: An immediate 50 percent reduction below the current district average

LEED Platinum or Built Green 5 star

Achieve Architecture 2030 Challenge for Planning performance targets for new construction.

How Much Does It Cost?

We don't charge additional permit fees if your project is eligible for Priority Green. Your permit fees are the same as for regular master use permits.

How Long Does It Take?

Priority Green Facilitated speeds up your master use permit process by up to 25 percent, or by 60 days based on a 240-day timeline.

Steps to Get Your Permit

We can assist your project team in evaluating which strategies work best for your project. Please contact us at dpdprioritygreen@seattle.gov.

See the master use permit page for step-by-step directions for your application.

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Still Need Help?


 Ask Us

  • Priority Green Program Manager, (206) 684-7744
  • Sustainable Systems Advisor, (206) 233-7194

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