Award Category: Built Green Advocate Public Sector
Winner: David Barnes, City of Kirkland
Description: As a long-standing Senior Planner in the City of Kirkland, co-chair of the King County Cities Climate Collaborative, member of the Regional Code Collaboration, and a member of the Built Green Executive Committee, David has been an integral part of increasing sustainable development in the Puget Sound region. In the past year, he has advocated on Built Green’s behalf, and included Built Green in the process of developing Kirkland’s new High Performance Green Building Standards and programs. Creating the first green remodel incentive program in the state. He routinely shares with other jurisdictions his experience and advocates for adoption of Built Green incentives to support lower impact development in King and Snohomish Counties.