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Issaquah has a long history of environmental stewardship – protecting the ecosystems, habitats and wildlife that we value most. In 2021, the City of Issaquah developed the Issaquah Climate Action Plan to identify a pathway to achieve bold and ambitious targets that reduce our impact on the environment. This work is done in the following ways:
As a LEED Gold certified City, Issaquah is committed to tracking and reporting the sustainability performance of our community while seeking opportunities for improvement. As part of this certification, we are tracking a range of sustainability topics such as:
Achieving LEED Gold certification means that Issaquah reached the second highest certification level available based on performance across 9 different categories.
Since these categories look at our sustainability performance across the Issaquah community, YOUR business played a role in helping us achieve LEED Gold Certification. Our hope is that Issaquah businesses embrace this LEED certification, resulting in a robust Issaquah economy that continues to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability.
The City has the following recommendations on how your business can leverage Issaquah’s LEED Gold Certification, but keep in mind we are always open to supporting your creative ideas!
These are just some initial ideas – feel free to reach out to the City's Economic Development team if you would like to talk through any ideas!