January 15, 2021
Update on the Port's COVID-19 response
First Earth Day celebrated. More
SEA Airport reduced electricity consumption by 15 percent. This was shortly after Seattle introduced the Kill-a-Watt campaign on July 17, 1973.
Port commits to analyzing and evaluating the potential environmental effects due to port development, mitigation of environmental impacts, and citizen participation in planning for major new developments.
SEA Airport was the first airport in the United States to hire a full-time biologist to address problems posed by birds that live and migrate in the areas surrounding the airport. More
Public review of large-scale port development actions, including analysis of potential environmental/community effects due to proposed marine cargo development.
First habitat restoration project at Terminal 91 for aquatic habitat compensatory measures.
First formalized collaboration with a Treaty tribe with the Muckleshoot Tribe for a voluntary fish and wildlife enhancement project at Terminal 106.
SEA Airport launched the Waste Minimization Recycling program. More
Acquired and cleaned up over 15 industrial properties including both state and federal superfund sites.
First federal grant award received for fish and wildlife restoration in Elliott Bay and the Duwamish Waterway.
Largest fish and wildlife habitat restoration in Duwamish Waterway at Turning Basin Number 3.
Shilshole Bay Marina received a 5-star ranking through King County’s EnviroStars program. More
Port of Seattle receives its first Salmon-Safe Certification, the first organization in WA to gain this recognition. More
Port of Seattle and Cruise Lines International Association North West and Canada (CLIA-NWC) signed a voluntary agreement that bans wastewater discharges to Washington state waters from all cruise ships, except for ships with advanced wastewater treatment systems (AWTS). Provides Port access to inspect the wastewater treatment systems on each vessel and requires cruise lines to sample and monitor wastewater discharges from their ships. More
SEA Airport installed an Industrial Wastewater System and Stormwater Management system to treat stormwater runoff potentially contaminated during aircraft fueling, deicing, or maintenance before it is discharged to the Puget Sound. It’s reduced the amount of glycol discharged from the airport to Puget Sound by 98% since installation. More
Design standards for architectural, signage, casework, mechanical and electrical projects were updated to include environmental and sustainability performance measures. Many construction projects are designed and built using Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and other sustainable building performance measures.
SEA won the 2008 Environmental Achievement Award from Airports Council International — North America (ACI-NA) in the Mitigation Category to recognize SEA’s Comprehensive Stormwater Management Program (CSMP) addressing stormwater issues for the airport's multi-year expansion project.
Port adopted Century Agenda goals with strong environmental goals. Including being the Greenest Port in North America. More
Implemented an innovative use of oyster shells in stormwater treatment to remove heavy metals like copper and zinc.
SEA Airport opened the Consolidated Rental Car Facility that achieved Silver level under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program. More
SEA Airport recycled or composted 50 percent of its terminal and landside waste. The 2020 goals are 60% waste diversion in the terminal and 15% waste diversion on the airfield. More
Implemented the Blue Carbon project at Smith Cove, to improve habitat, reduce ocean acidification, and capture carbon using native oysters, kelp, and eelgrass. More
SEA’s waste reduction and recycling programs reduce airport waste and increase diversion from landfill to address climate change.
The North Satellite modernization project will be the third LEED Silver-certified building at the airport. The environmentally- friendly facility — using sustainable design, mitigating construction impacts, and operating the building with energy savings — is designed to maximize the health and productivity of travelers and staff, use fewer resources, reduce waste and negative environmental impacts, and decrease life cycle costs to operate the building. More
SEA Airport’s goal is to power every flight fueled at the airport with sustainable aviation fuel by 2028. More
In 2006, the Port set airport greenhouse gas reduction targets for 50 percent by 2030.
In 2006, the Port set airport greenhouse gas reduction targets for 15 percent by 2030 and to be carbon neutral by 2050.
January 15, 2021
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