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The GreenTools program is designed to help all King County stakeholders green their built environment while addressing critical environmental issues, such as global warming, habitat restoration, solid waste reduction, and community planning. GreenTools provides technical assistance, hands-on training and policy development through community partnerships in public and private sectors.

GreenTools puts practice to work through community engagement; believing that a sustainable community is one that works harmoniously to create a balance between equity for people, economy and environment. The community uses its resources to meet current needs while benefiting future generations. We conserve natural resources and their richness through prioritizing human health, eliminating waste, preventing pollution, maximizing conservation and promoting prosperity in our local living economy.

This site will serve as a resource for all kinds of green building information ranging from case studies to technical references. You will find information on green building certification programs, construction and demolition recycling and reuse, deconstruction techniques, incentives to build green, and much more. Be sure to check the documents and links pages for resources on a variety of green building topics.

Eco-Cool Remodel Tool

Take a tour through our virtual house and find ways to green up your next home remodeling project.

GreenTools for Home Builders & Homeowners

Built Green™, LEED for Homes, GreenTools for Rural Builders, Case Studies, Affordable Housing, Remodeling Guides

King County Green Building

GreenTools Program, Green Building and Sustainable Development Ordinance, Green Building Team, Green Building Standards, Managing the LEED™ Process, Case Studies, Technical Resources, Climate Change

Construction & Demolition Recycling

Diversion/Recycling Rates for C&D Processing Facilities, Cost-Effectiveness of Jobsite Diversion/Recycling, Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling, C&D Definitions, Design Specifications and Waste Management Plans, Design for Disassembly (DfD), Build a Successful Diversion/Recycling Program, Prevent Jobsite Waste

GreenTools for King County Sustainable Cities

City Government, County Government, Builders & Homeowners, Commercial & Mixed-Use Green Buildings, Green Infrastructure, Energy Infrastructure, Materials & Solid Waste Management, Integrated Water Systems, Economic Development, Transportation & Connectivity, Agriculture & Food Systems, Human Health, Schools & Education



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New Construction Recycling Requirements

Learn more about the C&D Recycling Ordinance requirements effective Jan. 1, 2015 and view the list of designated C&D facilities.

2015 Strategic Climate Action Plan

Learn more about the 2015 Strategic Climate Action Plan.

GreenTools Sustainable Cities Roundtable
King County-Cities Climate Collaboration
Eco-Cool Remodel Tool

Eco-Cool Remodel Tool

Take a tour through our virtual house and find ways to green up your next home remodeling project.


Green building guides

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Updated: Nov. 16, 2016

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