What environmental regulations are relevant to your business in Issaquah?
  • Food Packaging: Issaquah prohibits businesses from using polystyrene foam (Styrofoam™) and non-recyclable or non-compostable packaging in relation to food service (IMC Chapter 8.07).  Food service businesses must participate in a commercial food waste recycling program or provide recycling and compost containers for consumers. The state bans the use of single-use plastic bags and provides alternative options (see the Department of Ecology).
  • Electric Vehicle Charging: Issaquah’s Land Use Code (IMC Chapter 18.604) requires a certain percent of parking at new and substantially improved buildings to provide electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and be EV ready. 
  • Building Code: All mixed use or commercial development or redevelopment of buildings greater than or equal to 10,000 gross square feet must be certified to meet LEED Platinum program standards. Additionally, all residential development projects of 10 units or more must be certified to meet Built Green 4 Star certification standards. (IMC Chapter 18.602)

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1. How can your business take action on sustainability today?
2. What environmental regulations are relevant to your business in Issaquah?
3. What does it mean that the City of Issaquah is LEED Gold certified and how does it impact your business?
4. How can you promote and leverage the City’s LEED Gold certification?