Leading by Example
The City of Seattle owns and maintains over 650 buildings totaling approximately 10 million square feet and each year new facilities are added or old ones remodeled. To reduce environmental impact and create healthier indoor environments for staff and visitors, the City has adopted policies and programs addressing new building construction and major renovations, as well as day-to-day operations. The Sustainable Buildings and Sites Policy covers new construction, renovations and tenant improvements. The Resource Conservation Initiative aims to enhance performance of our existing facilities.