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Construction & Demolition Debris
Electronic Waste
Energy Efficiency
Fan Engagement
Food Donation
General Assistance - Energy
General Assistance - Other Topics
General Assistance - Waste & Recycling
General Assistance - Water
General Assistance -Other Topics
Green Cleaning
Green Energy
Green Purchasing
Green Sports Cleaning
Groundskeeping
Landfill Trash
Multimedia Pollution Prevention
Organic Waste
Recycling
Stormwater
Transportation
Waste & Recycling
Water Conservation
Water Re-Use


Construction & Demolition Debris

National Resources

Building Materials Reuse Association

How-to guides, best practices, case studies, news, and other resources to facilitate building deconstruction and the reuse / recycling of recovered building materials.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :
Email: Online   Form:   http://www.bmra.org/contact  

Construction & Demolition Recycling Association

Find a recycler online directory, news, certification, and other resources for recycling construction materials and debris incl. concrete, asphalt, asphalt shingles, gypsum wallboard, wood and metals.
Location: Aurora   IL     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (630) 585-7530  
Email: info@cdrecycling.org  

U.S. Green Building Council

LEED green building education, certification, case study, tools, and other resources.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (800) 795-1747  
Email: Contact   varies   by   category:   http://www.usgbc.org/contactus  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Building Green

Information on LEED credits, green products and green building case studies as well as national environmental building news.
Location: Brattleboro   VT     Type: Private  
Contact :
Email: Online   Form:   http://www2.buildinggreen.com/contact  

Building Materials Reuse Association

How-to guides, best practices, case studies, news, and other resources to facilitate building deconstruction and the reuse / recycling of recovered building materials
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : 773-340-2672  
Email: contact@bmra.org  

Construction Materials Recycling Association

Find a recycler online directory, news, certification, and other resources for recycling construction materials and debris incl. concrete, asphalt, asphalt shingles, gypsum wallboard, wood and metals
Location: Aurora   IL     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 1-630-585-7530  
Email: info@cdrecycling.org  

U.S. Green Building Council

LEED green building education, certification, case study, tools, and other resources
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 1-800-795-1747  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Building Green

Information on LEED credits, green products and green building case studies as well as national environmental building news
Location: Brattleboro   VT     Type: Private  
Contact : Marie Jessup   1-800-861-0954  
Email: marie@buildinggreen.com  

Electronic Waste

Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.

Specializes in the environmentally safe and socially responsible disposal of electronic waste in Massachusetts and several other states
Location: Holliston   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : 800-884-8466  
Email: info@electronicrecyclers.com  

National Resources

EPA

Department or Program: eCycling
Resources for proper disposal of electronic waste, where you live information, where to donate, FAQ, regulations/standards and more.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/comments.htm  

Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.

Specializes in environmentally safe and socially responsible disposal of electronic waste nationwide.
Location: Fresno   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : General Contact   (800) ERI-DIRECT / (800) 374-3473  
Email: info@electronicrecyclers.com  

EPA

Department or Program: eCycling
Resources for proper disposal of electronic waste, where you live information, where to donate, FAQ, regulations/standards and more
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/comments.htm  

Earth911

Assists consumers in finding local electronics and other recycling information through an updated national online directory
Location: Scottsdale   AZ     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 480-889-2650  

Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.

Specializes in environmentally safe and socially responsible disposal of electronic waste nationwide
Location: Holliston   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : 800-884-8466  
Email: info@electronicrecyclers.com  

Energy Efficiency

Renew Boston

Department or Program: For Businesses
Provides Boston businesses with technical assistance and financial incentives through energy efficiency upgrades and solar energy installations.
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Public  
Contact : Lourdes Lopez   (617) 635-4189  
Email: saveenergy@renewboston.org   Lourdes.lopez@cityofboston.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

National Grid

Department or Program: Energy Efficiency programs for gas and electric
A variety of business incentives for energy efficiency improvements such as efficiency assessments,  custom projects, lighting & controls, VSDs, chillers, heating,  hot water, kitchen equipment, etc.
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Support   (800) 322-3223  
Email: https://www.myngrid.com/largebiz  
Incentives: Yes  

NSTAR and National Grid

Department or Program: Mass Save
Rebates, incentives, financing, energy audits, and other services for energy efficiency projects and measures; includes new construction, building retrofits, equipment and equipment upgrades.
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : (781) 441-8592  
Email: customer.service@nstar.com   efficiency@nationalgrid.com  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

City of Boston

Department or Program: Environmental and Energy Services/Greenovate Boston
Information and resources on a variety of Boston -area environment and energy programs
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Public  
Contact : Brian Swett   617-635-3425  
Email: EnvironmentalEnergy@cityofboston.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

State of Massachusetts, Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs

Department or Program: Department of Energy Resources (DOER)
Information on renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, energy audits, regulations, loans, etc
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Public  
Contact : 617-727-0030  
Email: env.internet@state.ma.us  
Measurement Tools: Yes

National Grid (gas)

Department or Program: Energy Savings Program
Info on energy audit services, prescriptive rebates and custom incentives, Business Energy Library, Demonstration Program, high efficiency heating, Business Energy Analyzer.
Location: Northborough   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : Commercial Energy Efficiency Program   800-843-3636  
Email:   efficiency@nationalgrid.com  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

National Grid (gas)

Department or Program: Restaurants & Food Services Energy Program
Incentives and financing offers for using natural gas in food service areas (e.g., cooking, infrared heating, hot water, ovens, dryers, de-icing)
Location: Northborough   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   877-696-4743  
Email:   efficiency@nationalgrid.com  
Incentives: Yes  

NSTAR Electric and Gas

Department or Program: Business Energy Advisor
Online library for equipment-buying advice, tips for maintaining equipment for efficient operation, and low-cost business energy efficiency solutions
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : 781-441-8592 or 800-340-9822  
Email: customer.service@nstar.com  

NSTAR Electric and Gas

Department or Program: New construction
Info on energy audit services, prescriptive rebates and custom incentives, Business Energy Library, Demonstration Program, high efficiency heating, Business Energy Analyzer
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : 781-441-8592  
Email: efficiency@nstar.com  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

NSTAR Electric and Gas

Department or Program: Retrofit Program
Engineering services, rebates and commissioning services for incorporating energy efficiency measures into retrofit projects for existing facilities.
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : 781-441-8592  
Email: efficiency@nstar.com  
Incentives: Yes  

NSTAR Electric and Gas

Department or Program: Green Button
To build awareness of energy usage, NSTAR provides the "Green Button"; a click of the button shows electricity usage in a standardized format
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Privaye  
Contact : 781-441-8592  
Email: efficiency@nstar.com  
Measurement Tools: Yes

NSTAR Electric and Gas

Department or Program: Energy Link
Web-based tool used to monitor and manage energy usage (reporting, alarming, trending, dashboard, etc.). Interfaces with ENERGY STAR  Portfolio Manager
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : Richard Boehler   781-441-825  
Email: Richard.Boehler@nstar.com  
Measurement Tools: Yes

National Resources

Fan Engagement

National Resources

Food Donation

National Resources

Rock and wrap it up! inc.

Matches agencies-in-need with donors of food and other assets.  SportsWrap! program handles food prepared but not sold from home game concessions
Location: Cedarhurst   NY     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Abby Kaish   516-295-0670  
Email: akaish@rockandwrapitup.org  

General Assistance - Energy

City of Boston

Department or Program: Solar Boston Program
Solar Boston Permitting Guide, resources for the design and installation of solar PV systems, with permitting and interconnection information
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Public  
Contact : Boston City Hall   617-635-4500  

State of Massachusetts, Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs

Department or Program: Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA)
Technical information and assistance for businesses to improve their environmental performance as well as conserve energy, water and other resources
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Public  
Contact : John Raschko   617-626-1093  
Email: john.raschko@state.ma.us  

EPA

Department or Program: ENERGY STAR Region 1
The ENERGY STAR program provides information, education, benchmarking tools, product information, and recognition programs to improve energy efficiency.  Online Service Provider Partner list available
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Public  
Contact : Linda Darveau/ES Hotline   617-918-1718/ENERGY STAR Hotline (888) STAR-YES / (888-782-7937)  
Email: darveau.linda@epa.gov   buildings@energystar.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership (MAEEP)

Supports deployment of energy efficient technology and tools to the industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors.
Location: Amherst   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : U Mass: Mark Gerrish, NSTAR: Samantha Orzel, National Grid: Kathleen P. Shea   Mark: 413-545-2853, Samantha: no phone, Kathleen:781-907-2262  
Email: mfgerrish@ecs.umass.edu,   Samantha.Orzel@nstar.com,   Kathleen.Shea@us.ngrid.com  

National Resources

SWEEP: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

Department or Program: US Dept of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP), with State Energy Program (SEP) & the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)
Provides tools and resources to implement sustainable clean energy programs. Energy Efficiency Block Grants available. Service area includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Location: Boulder   CO     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (303) 447-0078  
Email: info@swenergy.org  
Incentives: Yes  

EPA

Department or Program: Energy Star
Information, education, benchmarking tools, product information, and recognition programs to improve energy efficiency. Online Service Provider Partner list available.
Location: Type: Public  
Contact : Energy Star Hotline   ENERGY STAR Hotline, (888) STAR-YES / (888)782-7937; (703)412-3086  
Email: Online   Form:   http://energystar.supportportal.com/ics/support/ticketnewwizard.asp?style=classic  
Measurement Tools: Yes

SWEEP: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

Department or Program: US Dept of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP), with State Energy Program (SEP) & the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)
Provides tools and resources to implement sustainable clean energy programs. Energy Efficiency Block Grants available. Service area includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Location: Boulder   CO     Type: Public  
Contact : Howard Geller, Executive Director   (303) 447-0078 x1  
Email: Howard   Geller,   hgeller@swenergy.org  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Department of Energy

Department or Program: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Program
Funds research, provides information, data and training on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Contact List & Links: http://energy.gov/eere/about-us/office-energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-contacts  
Incentives: Yes  

WSU Extension Energy Program

Department or Program: Resource Conservation Management Program
National energy efficiency and renewable energy clearinghouses providing technical and programmatic guidance, resource accounting tools, newsletter, workshops, and other energy efficiency resources.
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Main Olympia Office   (360) 956-2000  
Email: info@energy.wsu.edu  

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)

Department or Program: Commercial Programs
Promotes high efficiency product design, manufacturing and purchasing as well as information on specific products (e.g., HVAC, Lighting, commercial kitchens).
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (617) 589-3949  

Energy Solutions Center, Inc. (ESC)

Department or Program: Natural Gas Efficiency website
Promotes energy efficient natural gas solutions: technologies, audit tools, case studies, rebates and incentive information.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Energy Solutions Center General Contact   (202) 824-7152  
Email: lauerbach@escenter.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Food Service Technology Center

Resources including water conservation measures, certified sustainable appliances and equipment, as well as energy conservation information.
Location: San Ramon   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Todd Bell, Senior Energy Analyst   (925) 866-5478  
Email: Todd   Bell,   tbell@fishnick.com  

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

Department or Program: Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Compendium
Online compendium of energy efficiency and pollution prevention best practices and technical assistance, incl. energy audits, workshops, webinars, financial assistance, and implementation.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (202) 299-9701  
Email: nppr@p2.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

The Climate Trust

Department or Program: RECs, offsets, consulting
Provide carbon credits, customized voluntary climate programs, and climate consulting services for governments, utilities and large businesses.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (503) 238-1915  

EPA

Department or Program: ES Hotline
Information, education, benchmarking tools, product information, and recognition programs to improve energy efficiency.  Online Service Provider Partner list available
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Energy Star  
Contact : ENERGY STAR Hotline (888) STAR-YES / (888-782-7937)  
Email: buildings@energystar.gov  
Measurement Tools: Yes

SWEEP: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

Department or Program: US Dept of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP), with State Energy Program (SEP) & the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)
Provides tools and resources to implement sustainable clean energy programs.  Energy Efficiency Block Grants available.  Service area includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming
Location: Boulder   CO    
Contact : Howard Geller, Executive Director; Curtis Framel, Project Mgr   303-447-0078 x1  
Email: hgeller@swenergy.org   cframel@swenergy.org  
Incentives: Yes  

US Dept. of Energy

Department or Program: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Program
Funds research, provides information, data and training on energy efficiency and renewable energy
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact :
Incentives: Yes  

WSU Extension Energy Program

Department or Program: Resource Conservation Management Program
National energy efficiency and renewable energy clearinghouses providing technical and programmatic guidance, resource accounting tools, newsletter, workshops, and other energy efficiency resources
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : 360-956-2000  

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)

Department or Program: Commercial Programs
Promotes high efficiency product design, manufacturing and purchasing as well as information on specific products (e.g., HVAC, Lighting, commercial kitchens)
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Jason Erwin, Commercial Senior Program Manager   617-589-3949  
Email: jerwin@cee1.org  

Energy Solutions Center, Inc. (ESC)

Department or Program: Natural Gas Efficiency website
Promotes energy efficient natural gas solutions: technologies, audit tools, case studies, rebates and incentive information
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 202-824-7152  
Email: lauerbach@escenter.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Food Service Technology Center

Resources including water conservation measures, certified sustainable appliances and equipment, as well as energy conservation information
Location: San Ramon   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Richard Young   925-866-5616  
Email: ryoung@fishnick.com  

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

Department or Program: Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Compendium
Online compendium of energy efficiency and pollution prevention best practices and technical assistance, incl. energy audits, workshops, webinars, financial assistance, and implementation
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Jeff Burke   202-299-9701  
Email: nppr@p2.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

The Climate Trust

Department or Program: RECs, offsets, consulting
Provide carbon credits, customized voluntary climate programs, and climate consulting services for governments, utilities and large businesses
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 503-238-1915  

The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)

Energy efficiency and renewable energy technical assistance, information resources, financing, and other resources from and for a coalition of state and territorial energy offices
Location: Alexandria   VA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 703-299-8800  
Email: energy@naseo.org  
Incentives: Yes  

General Assistance - Other Topics

National Resources

Environmental Paper Network

Comprehensive resources, tools, and advice on environmentally superior, cost-effective, and responsible paper choices.
Location: Asheville   NC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (828) 251-8558  

Greenbiz

Sustainability topic hub with calculators, tools, reports, best practices, news, videos, podcasts, consultant directory and events calendar
Location: Oakland   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 510-550-8285  
Email: info@greenbiz.com  
Measurement Tools: Yes

General Assistance - Waste & Recycling

National Resources

Ecocycle

Commercial recycling service providing educational and training resources, zero waste guides, and composting technical assistance.
Location: Boulder   CO     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (303) 444-6634  
Email: recycle@ecocycl.org  

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

Pollution prevention and waste management technical assistance: case studies, rapid response research services, relevant regional links and localized assistance through regional P2 centers.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Beth Anderson, USEPA   (202) 564-8833  
Email: http://p2rx.org/aboutus/contactinfo.cfm  

StopWaste

Recycling (incl/ food and plant debris) and green purchasing expertise and tools: free publications, case studies, guides, posters, vendor lists, funding assistance and more.
Location: Oakland   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (510) 891-6500  
Email: Online   Form:   http://www.stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=277  

Ecocycle

Commercial recycling service providing educational and training resources, zero waste guides, and composting technical assistance
Location: Boulder   CO     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 303-444-6634  
Email: recycle@ecocycl.org  

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

Pollution prevention and waste management technical assistance:  case studies, rapid response research services, relevant regional links and localized assistance through regional P2 centers
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :
Email: http://p2rx.org/aboutus/contactinfo.cfm  

StopWaste

Recycling (incl/ food and plant debris) and green purchasing expertise and tools:  free publications, case studies, guides, posters, vendor lists, funding assistance  and more
Location: Oakland   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 510-891-6500  

National Restaurant Association

Department or Program: Conserve: Sustainability Education Program
Sustainability solutions for food service including best practices, educational videos, money-saving techniques and customized action plans
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 1-800-765-2122  

General Assistance - Water

National Resources

General Assistance -Other Topics

National Resources

Environmental Paper Network

Comprehensive resources, tools, and advice on environmentally superior, cost-effective, and responsible paper choices.
Location: Asheville   NC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (828) 251-8558  

Green Cleaning

Ultimate Cleaning

Provides green, non-toxic cleaning products and practices for commercial settings
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : 617-886-5112  
Email: support@ulimatecleaningpros.com  

Fastenal

Supplies facilities with environmentally safe cleaning products
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : 617-541-0126  

Grainger

Supplies facilities with green maintenance, repair, and operations materials
Location: Everett   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : 617-389-6677  

National Resources

EPA

Department or Program: Design for the Environment
Recognizes safer consumer and commercial products through DfE labeling, also offers technical tools and expertise, defines best practices across sectors, and offers incentives for businesses to participate.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Varies by Program: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/dfe/contacts.htm  
Email: dfe@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Green Seal

Searchable product and cleaning service databases, and other resources promoting the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally responsible products and services.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (202) 872-6400  

EPA

Department or Program: Design for the Environment
Recognizes safer consumer and commercial products through DfE labeling, also offers technical tools and expertise, defines best practices across sectors, and offers incentives for businesses to participate
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/dfe/contacts.htm  
Incentives: Yes  

Green Seal

Searchable product and cleaning service databases, and other resources promoting the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally responsible products and services
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 202-872-6400  

Green Energy

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)

Department or Program: Renewable Energy Generation Programs
Information on programs, incentives and rebates on a variety of renewable power options (e.g., solar PV, solar water heaters, wind)
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Public  
Contact : 617-315-9355  
Email: info@masscec.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Massachusetts Dept. of Energy & Environmental Affairs, Dept. of Energy Resources (DOER)

Department or Program: Renewable Energy Property Tax Exemption
Eligible solar-energy and wind-energy systems are 100% exempt from local property tax for 20 years
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Public  
Contact : Natalie Anderson, Renewable Energy Project Coordinator   617-626-7343  
Email: Natalie.Andrews@state.ma.us  
Incentives: Yes  

Massachusetts Dept. of Revenue

Department or Program: Excise Tax Deduction/Exemption for Solar- or Wind-Powered Systems
Tax deductions for qualified expenses of installing and depreciating solar or wind powered climate control or water heating units/systems
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Public  
Contact : Corporate Excise Tax group   800-392-6089 or 617-887-MDOR  
Email: https://wfb.dor.state.ma.us/DORCommon/ContactUs.aspx?grp=dor&type=corptax  
Incentives: Yes  

State of Massachusetts, Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs

Department or Program: RPS Solar Carve-Out, Solar Credit Clearinghouse Auction
A market-based incentive (SRECs) program to support solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. Solar Credit Clearinghouse sets standard pricing for SRECs
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Public  
Contact : Department of Energy Resources   617-626-7300  
Email: env.internet@state.ma.us  
Incentives: Yes  

NSTAR Electric and Gas

Department or Program: NSTAR Green (RECs)
Optional purchase of power from wind power sources; supports the development of renewable energy resources in the region
Location: Wesywood   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   800-592-2000  
Email: customer.service@nstar.com  

National Resources

EPA

Department or Program: Green Power Partnership
Resources for buying green power, top-ranked green power providers, partnership incentives and benefits, and more sustainable energy resources.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Mollie Lemon, GPP Program Manager; Matt Clouse, Director of Renewable Energy Policies & Programs   Mollie Lemon, (202) 343-9859; Matt Clouse, (202) 343-9004  
Email: Mollie   Lemon,   lemon.mollie@epa.gov;   Matt   Clouse,   clouse.matt@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Educational resources on renewable energy and energy technologies.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Washington, D.C. Office   (202) 488-2200  
Email: online   form: http://www.nrel.gov/webmaster.html  

Commercial Building Tax Deduction Coalition

Department or Program: Energy Policy Act of 2005
Deductions for commercial facilities meeting specific energy reduction targets as a result of energy efficiency improvements.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Kyle Pitsor, Vice President of NEMA Government Relations  
Email: Kyle   Pitsor,   kyl_pitsor@nema.org  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Federal Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS)
Businesses may recover investments in certain renewable energy technologies property through depreciation deductions.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Public Information - (IRS)   (800) 829-1040  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
Corporate tax credit for qualifying renewable energy equipment and systems.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : (800) 829-1041  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC)
A per-kilowatt-hour tax credit for electricity generated by qualified energy resources and sold by the taxpayer to an unrelated person.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : (800) 829-1042  
Incentives: Yes  

Center for Resource Solutions

Department or Program: Green-e
Certification and verification of renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation products: an independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market.
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Rachael Terada, Senior Project Manager; Alex Pennock, Green-e Energy Manager   Rachael Terada, (415) 561-2135; Alex Pennock, (415) 561-8496  
Email: Rachael   Terada,   rachael@resource-solutions.org;   Alex   Pennock,   alex@resource-solutions.org  

U.S. Department of Energy, North Carolina Solar Center

Department or Program: DSIRE (Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency)
Provides information on federal, state and local rebates and incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Location: Raleigh   NC     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Varies by state & program  
Email: http://dsireusa.org/contacts/  
Incentives: Yes  

Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE)

Business association of solar energy companies based in New England. Has a good list of resources related to solar energy.
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (857) 488-4454  
Email: info@sebane.org  

Solar Energy International (SEI)

Training, resources and services on renewable energy technologies and systems.
Location: Carbondale   CO     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (970) 963-8855  
Email: sei@solarenergy.org  

EPA

Department or Program: Green Power Partnership
Resources for buying green power, top-ranked green power providers, partnership incentives and benefits, and more sustainable energy resources
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Blaine Collison   202-343-9139  
Email: collison.blaine@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Educational resources on renewable energy and energy technologies
Location: Golden   CO     Type: Public  
Contact : 303-275-3000  
Email: http://www.nrel.gov/webmaster.html  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Corporate Tax Deduction (Public Law 109-58)
Deductions for commercial facilities meeting specific energy reduction targets as a result of energy efficiency improvements
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : 800-829-1040  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Federal Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS)
Businesses may recover investments in certain renewable energy technologies  property through depreciation deductions
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : 800-829-1040  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
Corporate tax credit for qualifying renewable energy equipment and systems
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : 800-829-1040  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC)
A per-kilowatt-hour tax credit for electricity generated by qualified energy resources and sold by the taxpayer to an unrelated person
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : 800-829-1040  
Incentives: Yes  

Center for Resource Solutions

Department or Program: Green E
Certification and verification of renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation products:  an independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Jeff Swenerton   415-561-2100  
Email: jeff@resource-solutions.org  

DSIRE

Department or Program: DSIRE (Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency)
Provides information on federal, state and local rebates and incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy
Location: Raleigh   NC     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :
Email: http://dsireusa.org/contacts/  
Incentives: Yes  

Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE)

Business association of solar energy companies based in New England.  Has a good list of resources related to solar energy
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 617-227-6980  
Email: http://www.sebane.org/about_us/contact.asp  

Solar Energy International (SEI)

Training, resources and services on renewable energy technologies and systems
Location: Carbondale   CO     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 970-963-8855  
Email: sei@solarenergy.org  

Green Purchasing

State of Massachusetts

Department or Program: Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP) Procurement Program
Information about the benefits of EPPs, statewide EPP contracts, guides, tools, events and more.  Resources and tools for purchasing, tracking and calculating benefits of environmentally preferable products and services
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Public  
Contact : 617-727-2040  
Email: contactanf@state.ma.us  
Measurement Tools: Yes

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Grainger Industrial Supply

As a leading supplier of Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) materials for facilities, Grainger has thousands of products that can help organizations run more sustainable facilities. Efficient energy management, water conservation, waste reduction and air quality improvement can all contribute to taking costs out of your business?saving you money.
Location: Type: Private  
Contact : General Contact   (800) GRAINGER / (800) 472-4643  

EPA

Department or Program: Design for the Environment
Recognizes safer consumer and commercial products through DfE labeling, also offers technical tools and expertise, defines best practices across sectors, and offers incentives for businesses to participate.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/dfe/contacts.htm  
Incentives: Yes  

EPA

Department or Program: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Resources
Portal to extensive resources for environmentally preferable purchasing techniques, strategies, policies, training, product and service directories, state and local programs, and more.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Deborah Nesbitt  
Email: Deborah   Nesbitt,   nesbitt.deborah@epa.gov  

EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)

Comprehensive searchable database and environmental rating that helps identify greener computers and other electronic equipment.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Green Electronics Counsel General Contact   (503) 279-9383  

Environmental Paper Network

Sustainable paper procurement resources including fact sheets, tools for purchasers, calculators, apps, news and more.
Location: Asheville   NC     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (828) 251-8558  
Email: info@environmentalpaper.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

National Association of State Procurement Officials

Department or Program: Green Purchasing Guide
Guide to adopting a responsible purchasing program, concepts and benefits of green purchasing, recommended steps, proven implementation strategies, and links to other resources.
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :

ConServe: National Restaurant Association

Department or Program: Conserve Program: Serving Up Sustainability
Sustainability solutions for food service including best practices, educational videos, money-saving techniques and customized action plans.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (202) 331-5900  
Email: conserve@restaurant.org  

Responsible Purchasing Network

Green purchasing webinars, technical assistance, purchasing guides, membership opportunities, and many more resources and links.
Location: Oakland   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Marci Yellin, RPN Administrative and Membership Coordinator; General Contact   General Contact, (866) RPN-1330 / (866) 776-1330  
Email: Marci   Yellin,   marci@responsiblepurchasing.org;   General   Contact,   info@responsiblepurchasing.org  

EPA

Department or Program: Design for the Environment
Recognizes safer consumer and commercial products through DfE labeling, also offers technical tools and expertise, defines best practices across sectors, and offers incentives for businesses to participate
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/dfe/contacts.htm  
Incentives: Yes  

EPA

Department or Program: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Resources
Portal to extensive resources for environmentally preferable purchasing techniques, strategies, policies, training, product and service directories, state and local programs, and more
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Deborah Nesbitt  
Email: nesbitt.deborah@epa.gov  

EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)

Comprehensive searchable database and environmental rating that helps identify greener computers and other electronic equipment
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Sarah O’Brien   503-279-9383  
Email: sarah.obrien@greenelectronicscouncil.org  

Environmental Paper Network

Sustainable paper procurement resources including fact sheets, tools for purchasers, calculators, apps, news and more
Location: Asheville   NC     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 828-251-8558  
Email: info@environmentalpaper.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Green Seal

Searchable product database and other resources promoting the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally responsible products and services
Location: Waashingtopn   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 202-872-6400  

National Association of State Procurement Officials

Department or Program: Green Purchasing Guide
Guide to adopting a responsible purchasing program, concepts and benefits of green purchasing, recommended steps, proven implementation strategies, and links to other resources
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :

Responsible Purchasing Network

Green purchasing webinars, technical assistance, purchasing guides, membership opportunities, and many more resources and links
Location: Oakland   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Alicia Culver   866-776-1330  
Email: alicia@responsiblepurchasing.org  

Green Sports Cleaning

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Groundskeeping

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EPA

Department or Program: PestWise Program
Sustainable pest management implementation guidance and technical reports, fact sheets, brochures, funding, grants, awards, news and events. Includes Landscaping Initiative for businesses and more.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (800) 972-7717  
Email: pesp.info@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Center for Integrated Pest Management

Department or Program: Pesticide Environmental Stewardship
Integrated pest management information, education, links to regional resource centers - plus resources for safe pesticide use with crops, structures and landscaping.
Location: Type: Non-profit  
Contact :

EPA

Department or Program: GreenScapes
Cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly solutions for landscaping:   case studies, best management practices, incentive opportunities, and customized links for opportunities in your area
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/comments.htm  
Incentives: Yes  

EPA

Department or Program: PestWise Program
Sustainable pest management implementation guidance and technical reports, fact sheets, brochures, funding, grants, awards, news and events.  Includes Landscaping Initiative for businesses and more
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : 800-972-7717  
Email: pesp.info@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Center for Integrated Pest Management

Department or Program: Pesticide Environmental Stewardship
Integrated pest management information, education, links to regional resource centers - plus resources for safe pesticide use with crops, structures and landscaping
Location: Type: Non-profit  
Contact :

Landfill Trash

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Waste360

Waste management, recycling and composting industry news and analysis, online training and education, industry best practices, and other event information
Location: Type: Private  
Contact : General Contact   (866) 505-7173  
Email: wecs@pbsub.comÿ  

Waste Management Sustainability Services

Industry waste solutions including case studies, resource library, meet our experts page, and more.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : General Contact   (877) 441-3046  
Email: sustainabilityservices@wm.com  

Waste360

Waste management, recycling and composting industry news and analysis, online training and education, industry best practices, and other event information
Location: Type: Private  
Contact : 866-505-7173  
Email: wecs@pbsub.com   

Waste Management Sustainability Services

industry waste solutions including case studies, resource library, meet our experts page, and more
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : 877-441-3046  
Email: http://www.wmsustainabilityservices.com/contact/  

Multimedia Pollution Prevention

National Resources

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

Pollution prevention and waste management technical assistance: case studies, rapid response research services, relevant regional links and localized assistance through regional P2 centers.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Beth Anderson, USEPA   (202) 564-8833  
Email: http://p2rx.org/aboutus/contactinfo.cfm  

Organic Waste

B.M.C. Corporation

Provides green waste composting services
Location: Pinehurst   MA     Type: Private  
Contact :
Email: 781-273-0398  

Rocky Hill Farm

Offers commercial services for organic waste removal and disposal
Location: Saugus   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : 781-233-9480  
Email: rockyhillfarm@comcast.net  

National Resources

Waste360

Waste management, recycling and composting industry news and analysis, online training and education, industry best practices, and other event information
Location: Type: Private  
Contact : General Contact   (866) 505-7173  
Email: wecs@pbsub.comÿ  

EPA

Department or Program: WasteWise
Free technical assistance, tools, regional contacts, awards, and other resources to reduce and recycle solid waste and selected industrial wastes.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact; Terry Grist, Headquarters Contact   General Contact, (800) EPA-WISE / (800) 372-9473; Terry Grist, (703) 308-7257  
Email: General   Contact,   wastewisehelp@epa.gov;   Terry   Grist,   grist.terry@epa.gov  

Biodegradable Products Institute

Education, information and resources re: compostable materials and composting.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (888) BPI-LOGO / (800) 274-5646  
Email: info@bpiworld.org  

FindAComposter.com

Free searchable directory of composting facilities throughout North America.
Location: Emmaus   PA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (610) 967-4135 x 21  
Email: info@findacomposter.com  

Biodegradable Products Institute

Education, information and resources re: compostable materials and composting
Location: New York   NY     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 1-888-274-5646  
Email: info@bpiworld.org  

FindAComposter.com

Free searchable directory of composting facilities throughout North America
Location: Emmaus   PA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 610-967-4135  
Email: info@findacomposter.com  

Waste360

Waste management, recycling and composting industry news and analysis, online training and education, industry best practices, and other event information
Location: Type: Private  
Contact : 866-505-7173  
Email: wecs@pbsub.com   

Recycling

Casella

Offers zero-sort recycling programs throughout New York and New England that are time- and cost-efficient
Location: Peabody   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : 800-950-9293  

United Waste Management

A LEED registered company providing recycling services in the Boston region
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : 617-541-4000  

National Resources

Ecocycle

Large national recycling and disposal service provider with materials on green purchasing, staff training and education, business promotion and more.
Location: Boulder   CO     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :

Casella

Offers zero-sort recycling programs throughout New York and New England that are time- and cost-efficient
Location: Peabody   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : General Contact   (888) 485-1469  
Email: Online   Form:   http://www.casella.com/form/384  

Waste360

Waste management, recycling and composting industry news and analysis, online training and education, industry best practices, and other event information
Location: Type: Private  
Contact : General Contact   (866) 505-7173  
Email: wecs@pbsub.comÿ  

Earth911

Assists consumers in finding local recycling information through an updated national recycling directory
Location: Scottsdale   AZ     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 480-889-2650  

Casella

Offers zero-sort recycling programs throughout New York and New England that are time- and cost-efficient
Location: Peabody   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : 800-950-9293  

Waste360

Waste management, recycling and composting industry news and analysis, online training and education, industry best practices, and other event information
Location: Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 866-505-7173  
Email: wecs@pbsub.com   

National Restaurant Association

Department or Program: Recycling for All the Right Returns
Information, tips, and links to how-to guides for recycling in food service establishments
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 202-331-5900  

Stormwater

Boston Water and Sewer Commission

Department or Program: Pollution Prevention for Business
Stormwater management and drainage guidance, incl. suggestions for keeping motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizers and pesticides, sand, dirt, litter, paint, cooking oil and cigarette butts from getting onto streets and into storm drains
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Public  
Contact : 617-989-7000  

University of Massachusetts

Department or Program: Massachusetts Stormwater Technology Evaluation Project (MASTEP)
Searchable database of innovative stormwater best management practices and technologies
Location: Amherst   MA     Type: Public  
Contact : Jerry Schoen   413-545-5532  
Email: jschoen@cns.umass.edu  

Charles River Watershed Association

Database of stormwater management techniques, incl. low impact development (LID) stormwater best management practices (BMPs)
Location: Weston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Kate Bowditch   781-788-0007  
Email: kbowditch@crwa.org  

National Resources

Transportation

The Green Shuttle

Provides environmentally responsible private shuttle service (hybrid and biofuel vehicles, incl. vans) btwn SW Mass/Cape Cod and Boston
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : 866-934-6476  
Email: drathanas@comcast.net  

National Resources

EPA

Department or Program: SmartWay
Resources on sustainable freight transportation and supply chain fuel efficiency incl. partner resources, trends and indicators, finance programs and more.
Location: Ann Arbor   MI     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (734) 214-4767  
Email: smartway_transport@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

EPA

Department or Program: SmartWay
Resources on sustainable freight transportation and supply chain fuel efficiency incl. partner resources, trends and indicators, finance programs and more
Location: Ann Arbor   MI     Type: Public  
Contact : 734-214-4767  
Email: smartway_transport@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Waste & Recycling

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Water Conservation

H2O Applied Technologies

Provides utility expense reduction program to improve water efficiency through updated equipment and technology
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Private  
Contact : 617-428-8600  
Email: uerp@h2oappliedtech.com  

National Resources

EPA

Department or Program: WaterSense
Information on water-efficient products, services, and practices, including calculators, rebates, and best management practices.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (866) WTR-SENS / (866) 987-7367  
Email: Online   Form:   http://www.epa.gov/watersense/contact_us.html  
Incentives: Yes  

Food Service and Technology Center

Department or Program: Custom Water Rebates
Water efficiency best practices, rebates, and certification of high performing water appliances.
Location: San Ramon   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Varies by Program and Area  
Email: Varies   by   Program   and   Area:   http://www.fishnick.com/about/contact/  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

American Water Works Association

Department or Program: WaterWiser
Hub with water conservation references, water waste calculators, water audit and loss control programs, and more.
Location: Denver   CO     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (303) 794-7711  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Water – Use It Wisely

Water conservation resources and links incl. business office tips, water re-use, landscaping, fixtures, water-saving products, state and regional resources, and more.
Location: Phoenix   AZ     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact  
Email: Online   Form:   http://wateruseitwisely.com/contact-us/  

EPA

Department or Program: WaterSense
Information on water-efficient products, services, and practices, including calculators, rebates, and best management practices
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : 866-987-7367  
Email: http://www.epa.gov/watersense/contact_us.html  
Incentives: Yes  

Food Service and Technology Center

Department or Program: Custom Water Rebates
Water efficiency best practices, rebates, and certification of high performing water appliances
Location: San Ramon   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : 925-866-2844  
Email: r.young@fishnick.com  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

American Water Works Association

Department or Program: WaterWiser
Hub with water conservation references, water waste calculators, water audit and loss control programs, and more
Location: Denver   CO     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Eva Opitz   618-351-4647  
Email: opitzem@cdm.com  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Water – Use It Wisely

Water conservation resources and links incl. business office tips, water re-use, landscaping, fixtures, water-saving products, state and regional resources, and more
Location: Phoenix   AZ     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :
Email: http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/join-the-cause/contact.php  

Water Re-Use

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