Sustainable City Operations

Reaching our climate and sustainability goals is a community-wide effort and it is more important than ever for the City to demonstrate the benefits and importance of bold climate action. The City has undertaken numerous activities over the past decade to support its vision of a sustainable community, including: 

  • Becoming a founding member of the King County-City Climate Collaborative (K4C).
  • Creating a detailed model to enhance the city's ability to protect and manage Redmond's aquifer and provide clean drinking water for years to come.
  • Rehabilitating the lower portion of Bear Creek to improve salmon habitat and passage.
  • Purchasing 100% renewable electricity for City facilities through PSE's Green Direct Program starting in the Spring of 2021.
  • Installing a solar photovoltaic system on City Hall.
  • Completing numerous energy efficiency upgrades at City facilities to reduce operating costs and energy consumption.
  • Transitioning the City's fleet to clean, alternative fuel vehicles, including 28 hybrid vehicles.
  • Pursuing green building practices, including achieving LEED Silver, New Construction certification at City Hall.
  • 22 parks certified as wildlife-friendly spaces.
  • Adoption of a City of Redmond Operations Zero Carbon Strategy to identify the path to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.

What's Next?

During the 2023/2024 biennium, key City priorities include: 

  • Complete a fleet study, including a green fleet strategy
  • Complete a faciltiies condition assessment and city facilities decarbonization strategy
  • Develop and implement a green purchasing program for City operations
  • Implement a City operations integrated pest management program
  • Plant more than 400 trees on City properties
  • Complete a 2022 greenhouse gas emissions inventory for government operations
  • And more!

Solar PV System at Redmond City Hall

City Hall Solar