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This week on our Public Affairs Program Sunday at 5a






This week on our Public Affairs Program, Sunday at 5a:

This Earth Day we investigate the success and future of Built Green homes. Leah Missik is the Program Manager of Built Green, a non-profit arm of The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish County. We also hear from Anthony Maschmedt, the Owner/Principal of Dwell Development, a Seattle builder who recently built a Net Zero energy home in Ballard. Built Green ratings range from 3-Star, 4-Star, 5-Star to Emerald Star; and there are many factors in determining the efficiency of a new home. Along with energy usage there are use of construction materials, water use, and indoor air quality. The Built Green program is advocating to make these types of homes easier and less costly through policy as well as advances in technology.Two years ago Dwell Development built Seattle’s first Emerald Star home and with two years of data now available, the results show that it is more efficient than thought. Over the course of each year, the owners of this home actually sell energy back to the grid. Learn more online at www.builtgreen.net or www.mba-ks.com/ and watch an impressive video about the Emerald Star home here www.dwelldevelopment.com/video/

In our second half its Sunday Morning Magazine with Kate Daniels

Christian Davenport is a staff writer at the Washington Post where he covers the space and defense industries for the financial desk. So he’s had the opportunity to be up close with the recent history of space activities. Christian is also an author whose  newest book is: The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos. Christian will be in Seattle at the Museum of Flight (a great Seattle treasure!) on Wednesday April 25 at 6:30 to discuss the book, sign copies, etc.