Patrick Babbitt

City of Bellevue | Climate & Energy Program Manager


Track A: Implementing Energy Efficiency

Session A1: Federal, State, and Local Energy Programs

May 1, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Clean Buildings Programs on the Eastside

Our buildings serve fundamental community priorities: economic opportunity, public health, equity, and climate change. They will be key to electrification, relieving pressure on the grid, and achieving our low-carbon, climate-safe future. The climate crisis already brings extreme heat, drought, forest fire smoke, and flooding to our region. Here, too, buildings can help us: cleaning our indoor air and maintaining cool spaces for us to live, work, learn, and play.
Bellevue and Issaquah are among the first in our region to develop clean building programs. With performance and reporting deadlines approaching, local governments are supporting building staff to understand energy use, identify upgrades, leverage financial incentives, and navigate compliance processes. Washington State, which adopted the Clean Buildings Act in 2019, undergirds each of these services. Together, with hard work by our buildings and state support, we can modernize our built environment to carry our communities through the 21st century.

Speaker Bio

Patrick Babbitt is the manager for the City of Bellevue’s Clean Buildings Incentive Program. The program partners with MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions to help buildings reduce energy use, save on costs, and comply early with State requirements. Patrick has ten years of experience running local government sustainability programs and recently earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington.