2015 Sustainability Goals
The Pierce County Office of Sustainability works to save money, limit waste, protect the environment and protect human health. Please read our updated sustainability goals for 2015:
Be Great! Pierce County Sustainability Policies
NEW 100% Recycled Paper and Double-Sided Printing Policy
Pierce County Fuel Reduction Policy
Pierce County Energy Conservation Policy
1) All areas of Pierce County are in compliance with federal air quality standards.
Employee Sustainability Training
2) When surveyed, 90 percent of Pierce County employees take sustainability into consideration in their jobs.
3) Reduce electricity and natural gas use by 15 percent in county facilities over January 2010 levels.
4) All new county facilities are built to a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver or better standard.
Pierce County has adopted an Energy Conservation Policy that sets guidelines for employees and departments. Download the Energy Conservation Best Practice Guidelines.
Green Purchasing & Recycling
NEW: Pierce County has adopted a 100% Recycled Paper and Double-Sided Printing Policy.
5) At least 50 percent of office products purchased have recycled content.
6) Reduce purchase and consumption of copier/printer paper by 15 percent.
(Goal met currently 20.8 percent)
7) Increase recycling by 35 percent. (Goal met currently 47.8 percent)
8) 50 percent of Pierce County's general use fleet to be hybrid, electric, alternative fuel vehicles or achieve over 30mpg.
9) Increase fuel efficiency of entire vehicle fleet by 25 percent.
10) 25 percent of Pierce County employee commute trips will be public transit, carpool, vanpool, bicycle, walk, drive electric vehicles, telecommute or compressed work week.
Water Quality & Quantity
11) Reduce water use in our 43 owned buildings by 10 percent.
12) On average Pierce County streams grade to a B- or better.