Guides & Tools

City Greenbuilding Project Case Studies
Spotlight on Green City of Seattle Facilities
Construction & Demolition Waste
Seattle has recently adopted new recycling requirements for construction and demolition materials, and there are resources to help you comply, as well as information on how this can benefit your project.
Green Remodeling Guides
Remodeling? Building New? Help Is Here
Green Tenant Improvement Guides
Green building design practices and management principles can reduce building operating expenses, increase worker productivity and asset value.
Permitting Tips from DPD
The Department of Planning and Development maintains a set of information sheets to assist applicants in understanding and complying with code. A subset of these tip sheets address green building issues, from natural ventilation to advanced framing. Search the full list for the term ‘Green Building.’
Residential GB Case Studies
These residential case studies demonstrate how smart technologies, eco-friendly materials, energy-efficiency and other green features combine to make a great living environment.


City Light Conservation Potential Assessment
Seattle City Light’s 2012 Conservation Potential Assessment analyzes Seattle’s current electricity use patterns and identifies energy savings potentials for the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors.

Rating Systems