Vision on Sustainable Development
In Issaquah, we strive to achieve the highest possible quality of life for today's citizens and future generations.
Issaquah is a developing City and our buildings have a significant impact on our economy, natural environment, health, comfort and productivity. The City places a high priority on protecting the natural environment through sustainable development practices.
We invite you to learn more about our Vision on Sustainable Development (PDF).
Sustainable Building Action Strategy
In 2017, the City Council adopted a Sustainable Building Action Strategy (PDF). This strategy aims to position Issaquah as a leader in sustainable building through specific, actionable measures focusing on building and infrastructure design, construction, renovation, operation, education and outreach.
We Can Help
We're eager to help you achieve your goal! We're available to help with technical expertise, priority review permitting and financial incentives.
Sustainable Design Technical Assistance
The City is offering developers with multifamily or commercial projects in Issaquah an opportunity for free sustainable design technical assistance. The onetime consultation with a sustainable building consultant is provided for free.
This is an opportunity to review your development plans with a consultant knowledgeable about all major certification programs, sustainable design, construction and operations, and a wide variety of project types and issues. The consultation is designed to support your project team and help identify options, outline certification considerations, isolate potential strategies, and plan to maximize utility and other incentives.
Interested? Please contact the City's Sustainability team.
Sustainable Building Incentives
We invite you to learn more about our Sustainable Building Incentives (PDF) and check out the following resources:
- Green Building Consultants (PDF): Sample list of consultants to assist in green building projects
- GreenTools Program: Resources for builders and homeowners
- Green Building Permit Handbook: Green Sheets to help you make decisions that will save energy and reduce costs
- Eco-Cool Remodel Tool: Ideas to help you green your home one room at a time