In June 2007, the City of Bellevue launched the Environmental Stewardship Initiative (ESI), with an initial focus on the city’s tree canopy, the expansion of recycling efforts at parks and ball fields, natural drainage practices, and green building. ESI has since expanded its efforts to include greenhouse gas mitigation, energy and water conservation, paper use reduction, green purchasing, electric and hybrid vehicle conversions, and other community efforts.

The following pages (see links above) and charts document and quantify our environmental stewardship initiatives, making the relevant data available to you, live. Try interacting with the charts (by hovering over or clicking on parts of the charts) to see more detailed data.

Bellevue Emissions Compared to 2006 Baseline (Gross)

Bellevue emissions are essentially steady state.

Bellevue Community Emissions Per Capita

Per capita emissions are declining and are slightly less than the King County emissions per capita in 2008.

Bellevue Community Emissions by Sector, 2016 (Tonnes)

Explanatory note: VMT means 'vehicle miles traveled'. .

Bellevue Community Electricity Use (kWh)

Source: PSE. Data provided as a courtesy to Bellevue solely for the purposes of GHG accounting. Data is pulled based on tax code. The data should not be used for predicting future trends. Past data will occasionally be updated to correct for errors.

Bellevue Community Gas Use (Therms)

Source: PSE. Data provided as a courtesy to Bellevue solely for the purposes of GHG accounting. Data is pulled based on tax code. The data should not be used for predicting future trends. Past data will occasionally be updated to correct for errors.

Residential Electricity Use / Per Capita in kWh

Source: PSE and OFM. Data provided as a courtesy to Bellevue solely for the purposes of GHG accounting. Data is pulled based on tax code. The data should not be used for predicting future trends. Past data will occasionally be updated to correct for errors.

Residential Gas Use / Per Capita in Therms

Source: PSE and OFM. Data provided as a courtesy to Bellevue solely for the purposes of GHG accounting. Data is pulled based on tax code. The data should not be used for predicting future trends. Past data will occasionally be updated to correct for errors.

Community Vehicle Miles Traveled Emissions (CO2e)

Source: Bellevue Transportation Modeling for VMT raw data

Community Vehicle Miles Traveled Per Capita

Source: Bellevue Transportation Modeling and OFM population statistics