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File #: 2021-0321    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Reintroduction
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: Mobility and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to green building and sustainable development practices; modifying performance, budgeting and reporting requirements for capital projects and leases and modifying the roles and responsibilities of King County departments in implementing the green building program; amending Ordinance 620, Section 4 (part), as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.100.100, Ordinance 16147, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 18.17.010 and Ordinance 17166, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 18.50.010, adding new sections to K.C.C. chapter 18.17 and repealing Ordinance 16147, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 18.17.020.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski, Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Budget, Climate Change
Code sections: 18.17 - ., 18.17.010 - *, 18.17.020 - .
Attachments: 1. 2021-0321 transmittal letter, 2. 2021-0321 fiscal note, 3. 2021-0321 Legislative Review Form, 4. 2021-0321_ATT2_S1_Striking Amendment_Green Building Ordinance, 5. 2021-0321_ATT3_T1_Title Amendment for S1, 6. 2021-0321_REVISED SR_Green Building Ordinance, 7. 2021-0321_SR_Green Building Ordinance
Related files: 2008-0107
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to green building and sustainable development practices; modifying performance, budgeting and reporting requirements for capital projects and leases and modifying the roles and responsibilities of King County departments in implementing the green building program; amending Ordinance 620, Section 4 (part), as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.100.100, Ordinance 16147, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 18.17.010 and Ordinance 17166, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 18.50.010, adding new sections to K.C.C. chapter 18.17 and repealing Ordinance 16147, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 18.17.020.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. Green building and sustainable development practices support the goals of King County-adopted plans and laws, including, but not limited to, growth management, economic development, historic preservation, fiscal responsibility, environmental protection, access to public transportation, social equity, stewardship of resource lands, climate change initiatives, efficient energy and other natural resource uses, preserving fish and wildlife habitat, reducing and creating resources from wastes and protecting and improving public health.
B. King County has shown leadership in establishing climate, equity and preparedness goals through the completion of its 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan. The plan sets commitments that advance King County's leadership in equitable climate solutions, create opportunities for all residents, reduce climate risks and protect the natural environment for everyone who lives here today and for those who follow us. The built environment plays a significant role in greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption. Green building has made significant contributions to reducing energy and the consumption of materials, both of which are key goal areas of the 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan. It can also be a vehicle in practice to integrate equity and soci...

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