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SPECIAL EVENT at CNU25: Suburbanization of Poverty

Kick Off the 25th annual CONGRESS FOR THE NEW URBANISM (CNU25) with a free event: SUBURBANIZATION OF POVERTY: May 2 from 6-8pm at Benaroya Recital Hall. The increasing suburbanizing poverty in the Puget Sound basin has been well documented but the implications on regional equity and social justice are less clear. This event will explore regional and national solutions to this critical issue. Learn more

GreenTools Program

The King County GreenTools Program helps builders, residents, businesses and governments create and sustain green buildings, and sustainability policies and programs. The GreenTools Team provides technical assistance, grants, hands-on training, and information necessary to find locally-produced, high quality sustainable building materials and resources.

The GreenTools Program includes the following initiatives:

  • King County Green Building
    Developing tools and resources to help County capital improvement projects meet the objectives of the 2008 King County Green Building Ordinance.
  • Construction & Demolition Recycling
    Providing technical assistance and resources to enable and encourage responsible management of construction and demolition materials.
  • Residential Green Building
    Helping residential builders and homeowners make sustainable decisions in construction, operations, and maintenance of single-family, multi-family, and affordable residential projects.
  • Sustainable Cities Program
    Toolkit2 icon providing training, outreach and education, and a collaborative “workshop” environment for cities in King County to learn and work collectively to create regulations that enable green buildings and get projects on the ground.
  • Green Building Grants
    King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks provides grants for green building projects in King County that meet minimum performance requirements and provide public education.

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Updated: Apr. 21, 2017

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