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Commitment to Air Quality & Energy Efficiency

The Port of Seattle's air quality program is part of an aggressive and systematic effort to make our facilities as efficient as possible. The port is committed to proactively working with regulatory agencies and community groups to reduce emissions from Sea-Tac Airport and Seaport operations. To reach or annual and long-term goals, the port is voluntarily implementing new and cleaner technologies years before regulatory mandates. Sustainable and responsible business practices are integral to the port's strategic business objectives. 

Sea-Tac AirPort programs

Seaport programs

energy efficiency projects

learn about the green gateway supply chain  

An in-depth look at the research and findings that demonstrates the Port of Seattle to be the most efficient location for  imports from and exports to asia. more info.


Seattle offers the lowest carbon footprint for cargo shipped by sea from Asia to major markets in the Midwest and East Coast. That’s what makes us the Green Gateway for trade. This was determined by the "Carbon Footprint Study of the Asia to North America Intermodal Trade," (349 KB PDF) conducted by Herbert Engineering Corp., which looks at CO2e emissions of intermodal shipments from Asia to North American markets.

Port wins green 50 award 

Recognized for eliminating hundreds of tons of pollutants from the environment.more


2010 national green fleet award

Top 20 for environmental practicesmore