Green Business & Clean Technology

Green Business

As part of Seattle's overall commitment to sustainability, the Green Business Program has been helping local businesses install hundreds of sink aerators and efficient toilets, provided hundreds of spill kits and free waste audits and assisted with energy efficient improvements. These utility savings reduce businesses' costs and gain a competitive edge, while contributing to a clean and healthy community.

To keep updated on the progress of this effort, visit Seattle's Green Business Program.


Contact our Green Business Advocate, Stephanie Gowing: (206) 684-3698

Energy Conservation Programs

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU)

SPU offers a variety of rebate and incentive programs for processes or equipment to reduce water usage or discharge.
For assistance, contact Phil Paschke: (206) 684-5883.

Seattle City Light Business Conservation Services
In today's competitive market, it makes good sense to work as efficiently as possible. Seattle City Light has a wide variety of services available to help your business reduce its electricity costs while enhancing productivity.

City of Seattle's Office of Sustanability and the Environment
The Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) collaborates with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to develop innovative environmental solutions that foster equity, vibrant communities, and shared prosperity. Information on OSE's work--as well as Seattle's citywide environmental programs--is also included in this site.

Renewable Energy Options
City Light offers customers several options to increase the supply of renewable energy, or "green power." Increased demand for renewable energy resources in the Northwest, including wind and solar, helps preserve a high quality environment and spurs our regional economy.

Organizations That Can Help

Certification and resources for environmentally responsible business practices.

Commute Seattle
Commute Seattle has helped companies like Corbis, Pemco, Safeco and Unico create customized employee commuter programs.

Through education and outreach, ECOSS helps businesses and individuals prevent pollution, conserve energy, manage hazardous materials and clean up contaminated properties.

Impact Washington
Impact Washington is a non-profit organization that strengthens Washington manufacturers to make them more globally competitive.

Resources for Clean Technology

Washington Clean Tech Alliance

The CleanTech Alliance represents more than 300 member companies and organizations across the state. Founded in 2007 by business and cleantech leaders, the Alliance facilitates the generation and growth of cleantech companies and jobs through a variety of educational programs, research, products and services.

Element 8
Element 8 is a member organization of private, accredited angel investors. Their sole focus is on early-stage cleantech companies whose innovations will increase the sustainability and health of our planet.