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Green building

Our green building resources help school districts and schools design, construct, or renovate facilities that use less energy and water, protect natural resources such as soil, and use non-toxic building materials.

Best practices guide

Download the Green Building Best Practices Guide for districts and schools

Building tours

A Green School building tour is an opportunity for you to share what makes your school “green” by sharing its green building features and its waste reduction and recycling, energy conservation, water conservation and pollution prevention, transportation, and healthy school practices.

Download our Guide for Leading a Green Building Tour


Schools working on the Sustainable Green School level can check the Sustaining Green School for the steps to recognition. One requirement is to complete an additional action or educational strategy each year. Your school may select any action from any of the program's Best Practices Guides, including the Green Building Best Practices Guide.


King County Green Building tools

School design