Landscape & Garden

The landscaping choices you make will influence the energy efficiency and water use of your home.

Take advantage of trees to shade your home from summertime sun and protect from wintertime wind.

Select the right plants by consulting resources like

Washington Native Plant Society

Saving Water Partnership

Washington State University Cooperative Extension

Harvest rain water


King County

Compost your food waste


King County

Additional energy saving and sustainable landscaping information:

US Department of Energy Landscaping

King County Eco Cool Tool for Yards

Washington State University Cooperative Extension offers resources on sustainable gardening.

The Saving Water Partnership (Seattle and Participating Local Water Utilities)

City of Seattle Green Home Remodel Guide — Landscaping




Energy Calculators

Use these, to estimate your energy and cost savings by using energy-efficient products.

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Track Your Project

Make a green home improvement to-do list and track your progress.

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Idea Gallery

Browse and submit photos organized by rooms.

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Weekly Survey

What percentage of central heating thermostats are programmable?

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