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Department of Permitting and Environmental Review

Department of Permitting and Environmental Review
35030 SE Douglas St., Ste. 210
Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9266

Phone: 206-296-6600
TTY Relay: 711

Service Center Hours

Green building and low impact development

What is meant by green building?

Green building, or sustainable building, in King County refers to design, construction, and operation practices that significantly reduce resource consumption and environmental impacts through

  • sustainable site planning
  • energy efficiency
  • water conservation
  • waste minimization
  • pollution prevention
  • using resource-efficient materials
  • providing enhanced indoor environmental quality for occupants.
Greenbridge, a Built Green development. 

We encourage using green building techniques.  The handbook and green sheets will help you make decisions that will save energy and reduce costs.

Green Building Handbook  (Complete document.)

Green Building Web Page - Complete Handbook with Individual Green Sheets