Building Green Cities

Last Updated: 
Jun 30, 2020

The Building Green Cities guide is a resource for promoting low-impact development.

The Building Green Cities guide includes a series of tools, including Best Management Practice factsheets, information about incentive programs, and other resources. Techniques like using porous concrete or installing planter boxes can help filter and clean stormwater that runs off roads and rooftops, improving the health of Puget Sound and the region’s many rivers, lakes and streams. The goal of the guidebook is to help local governments encourage developers to incorporate effective low-impact development approaches and go above and beyond existing stormwater permit requirements.

This guide is a joint venture of the Washington State Department of Commerce and Puget Sound Regional Council, funded by the EPA’s National Estuary Program through the Puget Sound Partnership and the Washington State Department of Ecology.