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King County honors employees with ‘Excellence in Building Green’ awards – Highlighted projects save money and resources, cut waste.

Resourcefulness – A day of sharing celebrating and sharing our sustainable development accomplishments

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011
9 a.m. –  3 p.m.
Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center
22505 SR 9 SE, Woodinville, WA  98072-6010

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  • The event was attended by over 120 employees from 11 King County divisions.
  • The Executive provided the keynote address Youtube prioritizing green building and its role in implementing the King County Strategic Plan. In addition, the Executive emceed the presentation of 2011 Excellence in Building Green Awards to recognize King County employees and their work on a wide range of county buildings and infrastructure projects that exemplify excellence in green building and sustainable development.
  • King County staff learned more about new green building and operation techniques.
  • Attendees heard about collaborative ideas and projects from fellow King County project managers and innovators.
  • Tours were provided of the sustainable development elements of the Brightwater Treatment Plant including treatment facilities, education and community center, and restored habitat areas. 
  • Sustainable materials corner offered green material samples and resources.

Presentations by king county divisions

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Who participated?

  • King County staff interested in King County green building and sustainable development efforts.
  • King County project managers, engineers, planners, involved in capital projects.
  • King County operations and maintenance staff interested in green operation practices.
  • King County supervisors, managers and directors wanting to showcase their sustainable development, green building and operations accomplishments.
  • King County capital and operation staff that are responsible for implementing the Environmental Sustainability Goal of the King County Strategic Plan.

For more information, contact Nori Catabay at 206-477-5269 or nori.catabay@kingcounty.gov

King County Green Building summit posters
View the posters PDFDownload PDF , 5.3 MB from the King County Green Building Summit.

Excellence in building green

"Thanks to your leadership and creativity, King County is a local, regional, and national leader in green building and sustainable development. I want to honor the innovative spirit of King County employees, so I am pleased to announce the Excellence in Building Green Awards."–King County Executive Dow Constantine
Tour the sustainable development elements of the Brightwater Treatment Plant including treatment facilities, education and community center, and restored habitat areas.
Tour the sustainable development elements of the Brightwater Treatment Plant.
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