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RESOLUTION NO. 1168 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br />CITY OF EDMONDS, WASHINGTON, ESTABLISHING <br />THE CITY OF EDMONDS SUSTAINABLE BUILDING <br />POLICY. <br />WHEREAS, in September, 2006, the City of Edmonds formally expressed <br />support for the Kyoto Protocol and adopted the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection <br />Agreement by Resolution No. 1129, and joined the International Council for Local <br />Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) by Resolution No. 1130.; and <br />WHEREAS, Edmonds' Citizens Committee on the U.S. Mayors Climate <br />Protection Agreement has developed a Sustainable Building Policy; and <br />WHEREAS, representatives of City departments with key involvement in <br />planned City construction projects have been involved in the development of the <br />Sustainable Building Policy; and <br />WHEREAS, the City desires that its buildings and facilities be models of <br />environmental and economic stewardship, contributing to the City's goals of protecting, <br />conserving and enhancing the region's environmental resources while setting a <br />community standard of sustainable building; and <br />WHEREAS, adopting the Sustainable Building Policy will help ensure <br />that new and renovated City facilities will be models of environmental stewardship; and <br />WHEREAS, the Sustainable Building Policy utilizes the U.S. Green <br />Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating <br />system and the Energy Star program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and <br />the U.S. Department of Energy, both of which provide a nationally recognized, common <br />language for defining building sustainability; NOW THEREFORE, <br />THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EDMONDS, WASHINGTON, <br />HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS: <br />The Sustainable Building Policy in Exhibit A is adopted as City policy and is hereby <br />endorsed by the City Council. It is the intent of the City Council that the Sustainable <br />Building Policy will apply to all new City -owned facilities greater than 5,000 square feet. <br />Renovations of existing structures that exceed 50% of the assessed value of such <br />buildings shall also meet this standard. The Council recognizes, however, that it may not <br />be feasible to immediately achieve Citywide adherence to the policy for those projects <br />which are already in construction phase. The Council further acknowledges that it retains <br />the ability to waive any of the provisions of the Sustainable Building Policy at its sole <br />