Looking east from Liberty Park toward the Greek Church at the World Trade Center

An Eco-Friendly Campus

Learn about green initiatives across the World Trade Center.


At the World Trade Center, we value revitalization and renewal. Sustainable design practices were prioritized in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center, and every day, we work toward becoming a greener campus. 


The World Trade Center is owned and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the first public transportation agency in the United States to embrace the Paris Agreement, setting aggressive interim greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets that call for a 35 percent reduction by 2025 and reaffirming the agency’s commitment to an 80 percent reduction by 2050. 

Following the agency’s example, the World Trade Center continues to develop and implement sustainable practices in design, construction, maintenance, and operations, to establish the 16-acre campus as a green, modern hub in Lower Manhattan.

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Tell us about your experience at the World Trade Center and ask questions about our sustainability programming. 

Port Authority & Sustainability

Learn more about agency environmental initiatives.

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A biker and pedestrian outside of the future Two World Trade Center

Clean Commute


The World Trade Center is best accessed by public transport, by bike, or by foot. We're committed to reducing energy and improving air quality by reducing emissions and promoting green transport alternatives.


Clean Energy

Smart technology and continuous improvement allow the World Trade Center to use more clean energy, more efficiently than ever. Read about our efforts to conserve energy, from our lighting initiatives to the World Trade Center Central Chiller Plant. 

Green Design

World Trade Center buildings, parks, and plazas were designed with world-class sustainable design principles and practices. Learn about the revolutionary infrastructures that set the foundation for a green-centered campus.