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King County Energy Plan

Adopted October, 2010

2010 King County Energy Plan coverThe 2010 King County Energy Plan (Energy Plan) provides a detailed roadmap to achieve goals and objectives outlined in the 2010 King County Strategic Plan, builds on the County’s past efforts to improve energy efficiency, and advances the use and production of renewable and greenhouse gas-neutral energy.
Among the goals and objectives addressed in the Energy Plan are minimizing the environmental and carbon footprint of King County operations through:

  • Incorporating sustainable development practices into design, constructiona and operation of County facilities;
  • Measuring and managing energy use; 
  • Investing in alternative fuels and technologies; 
  • Converting waste to energy; 
  • Empowering employees to identify new ways to reduce energy use and save money.

The Energy Plan also addresses broader issues, including recommendations to encourage and support a growing and diverse economy, expand transportation choices, and partner with regional organizations, other jurisdictions, and the private sector to promote innovation. The plan outlines specific strategies the County can use to encourage actions in the broader community that reduce energy use and associated greenhouse-gas emissions as well as promote a green energy economy in the region.

The Adopted 2010 King County Energy Plan is offered in Adobe Acrobat format. For help using Acrobat, please visit our Acrobat help page.

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Adopted 2010 King County Energy Plan  (580 Kb PDF)

For questions about the Adopted 2010 King County Energy Plan, please contact David Broustis, Energy Manager, King County Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks Regional Policy Unit - Energy Program.