The City of Mukilteo was recently recognized by EnviroStars as a “green business for its commitment to conserving resources and protecting the environment.” The City completed an arduous application process to receive this recognition, completing all 44 of 44 core measures that include environmentally preferable purchasing, energy and water conservation, pollution prevention, solid waste reduction, wastewater stewardship, and staff education and training. The City earned 420 points from completing the application for a “Tier 1” designation; 250 points is the minimum for this Tier. There are 2 higher Tiers that the City could complete.
“I’m very proud of the City receiving this recognition, and especially our employee-led Green Team that has championed many of the measures that helped with our application,” said Mayor Jennifer Gregerson. “It certainly helps that our City Hall is a LEED gold building that was designed with many energy saving features that also helped us earn so many additional points. We hope to encourage other Mukilteo businesses to become an EnviroStar champion.”
LEED is a acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design; the highest LEED designation is platinum, then gold, silver, and certified.
EnviroStars is a free program that offers resources and incentives to businesses and public agencies who take action to protect the environment, employee health and safety. Led by a coalition of cities, counties and utilities, EnviroStars links businesses to local environment programs and incentives that can help them take green actions and get recognized for it. The City elected to apply to be a member of this program to help us experience even more efficiency, lower utility bills, greater comfort, improved worker safety, and provide employees with a health, productive workplace.
EnviroStars is supported by the State Department of Ecology, Snohomish County, King County, City of Seattle, Snohomish County PUD, Puget Sound Energy, and several cities in the Puget Sound area.