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Yakima is going green

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YAKIMA, Wash -- Homes in the Yakima Valley could soon begin getting green certification thanks to a major grant.

The Central Washington Build Green Association received a $50,000.00 grant from the Department of Ecology for green programs.

The Build Green Association is part of the Central Washington Home Builders Association. The money will be used to educate builders and home owners about the benefits of using environmentally friendly materials.  It will also create a rating system to measure how green a house is.