Environmentally preferable purchasing laws, rules & directives
A number of laws and executive orders require Washington state agencies to increase environmentally preferred purchasing.
Washington state agencies are required to:
- Increase purchases of environmentally preferable products.
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Reduce the purchase and use of equipment, supplies, and other products that contain persistent, bio-accumulative toxic chemicals.
- Reduce energy use.
- Reduce water use.
- Use green building practices.
The following sections list specific laws, rules, and executive orders for environmentally preferable purchasing in Washington state.