We’re used to thinking of transportation as the big source of greenhouse gas emissions. But while they don't move, buildings still emit carbon and air pollution. In fact, emissions from buildings are growing at a faster rate than any other source of carbon pollution in Washington, due to the use of fossil fuels like gas.
King County, Washington is currently looking at a policy that would eliminate most uses of fossil fuels like gas in commercial and large multifamily (over 4 stories) buildings in unincorporated King County. This is a great first step, and we need to push to hold our elected leaders at King County Council accountable by urging them to support this policy when it is discussed by King County Council in September.
If you live in King County, please send a message to your council member today as your voice is very important.