Environmental Programs


EnviroStars is the free, one-stop hub for Washington businesses to get information, assistance and recognition for actions that protect the environment and employee health and safety. This program is led by a coalition of utilities, cities and counties and advised by a diverse volunteer business committee. The Office of Economic Development along with other City departments offer direct assistance, and free resources to help businesses find new ways to be efficient, safe, healthy and profitable, while contributing to a more sustainable community.

Businesses will now have just one, rather than several, places to go to learn how to green their business and get recognized for their efforts - whether it be for saving energy and water, or reducing waste and pollution.

Visit envirostars.org and use your business address to easily find incentives and rebates to reduce water, energy and pollution and to learn more on getting recognized for the action your business takes.

Find Rebates & Resources through EnviroStars

Organizations That Can Help 

  • Environmental Coalition of South Seattle provides technical assistance in a variety of languages to businesses on conservation, pollution prevention and cleanup of contaminated land 
  • Seattle 2030 District is an interdisciplinary public-private collaborative working to create a groundbreaking high-performance building district in downtown Seattle.
  • Smart Building Center's Tool Lending Library provides diagnostic tools available to building owners and managers, as well as energy service professionals.
  • Commute Seattle has helped companies like Corbis, Pemco, Safeco and Unico create customized employee commuter programs.

For Additional Information

Contact Stephanie Gowing, Green Business Advocate, at stephanie.gowing@seattle.gov or 206-684-3698.

Economic Development

Markham McIntyre, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5752, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94708, Seattle, WA, 98124-4708
Phone: (206) 684-8090
Phone Alt: (206) 684-0379
Fax: (206) 684-0379

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The mission of the Office of Economic Development (OED) is to help create healthy businesses, thriving neighborhoods, and community organizations to contribute to a robust economy that will benefit all Seattle residents and future generations.