King County Metro received an Outstanding Case Study Award from the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council for the solar lighting upgrades to the County’s bus shelters. SPLC’s annual Leadership Awards program recognizes public and private sector organizations for leveraging purchasing power to advance the long-term health and vitality of society, economies, and the planet.
In January, Employee News featured Metro’s efforts in the Using the sun’s energy to illuminate bus shelters blog post.
The Outstanding Case Study Award is in recognition of the County’s contribution of a valuable case study to the library of case studies in SPLC’s online community. King County has won seven of these awards in the past three years, three of which have been won by the County’s Department of Transportation.
Case studies that meet SPLC’s Outstanding Case Study Award criteria exemplify one or more of its Principles for leadership in sustainable purchasing, and tells the story – including lessons learned – of a set of activities that led to measurable results in terms of environmental, social and economic performance of purchasing.