- King County Environmentally Preferable Purchasing and Practices Policy:
King County's EPP Policy (KCC 18.20), originally established in 1989, was updated in 2011 to include revisions for paper reduction and purchase of 100 percent recycled-content paper, electronics recycling and reporting requirements.
Related Environmental Policies
King County has many other policies and plans that complement environmentally preferable purchasing:
- King County Strategic Plan: Working Together for One King County Goal: Environmental Sustainability. Safeguard and enhance King County's natural resources and environment.
- Strategic Climate Action Plan (2015)
There are five goal areas:
- Transportation and Land Use
- Buildings and Facilities Energy
- Green Building
- Consumption and Materials Management
- Forests and Agriculture
- Green Building Ordinance (2013)
Under the ordinance, all county government construction and major renovation projects — including transfer stations, bus shelters, roads and bridges — will be required to seek a LEED platinum rating. Developers will get incentives to build greener projects
- Equity and Social Justice
The Equity & Social Justice ordinance identifies focus areas and supports the development of policies and actions that improve fairness and opportunity in county government organizational practices, including all employment practices such as hiring, training, retention and promotion and business practices such as contracting, procurement and grant writing