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.