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Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

The Seattle Housing Authority incorporates environmental stewardship into daily practices and long-term decision-making to foster more cost-effective investments, inventive approaches to complex sustainability challenges, healthier working and living environments for staff and tenants, and broader environmental impact within the community.
 
SHA departments and divisions work together to ensure that administrative and field-based practices not only comply with municipal codes but reflect best practices in environmental stewardship as well. For example, SHA is one of the first low-income housing providers to offer tenants food and yard waste collection at every property, reducing carbon footprint and lowering landfill costs. In addition, SHA teams take environmental stewardship into account in long-term planning and construction, incorporating energy and water efficiency into the design and construction of new SHA buildings and existing building renovations.
 
These commitments, among many others such as converting SHA motor pool vehicles to all-electric, take advantage of today’s conservation technologies and provide a foundation for future expansion of SHA’s environmental stewardship efforts as new options become available.
 
Seattle Housing Authority's Environmental Stewardship Report summarizes the agency's commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability.