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Energy

Energy Efficiency
Green Energy

Water

Water Conservation
Stormwater

Waste

Waste & Recycling
Organic Waste

Green Maintenance

Green Cleaning
Groundskeeping

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing


Transportation


General Sustainability Assistance



Energy Efficiecny

National Resources

Energy Efficiency

DSIRE / NC Clean Energy Technology Center

Department or Program: Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)
Most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact  
Email: http://www.dsireusa.org/contact-us/  
Incentives: Yes  

University of Illinois

Department or Program: Energy Resources Center
Provides energy audits and advice/analysis for increasing energy efficiency and decreasing operating costs.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : Steve Wallon   (312) 355-1389  
Email: swallon2@uic.edu  

National Resources

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

The Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition

Helps members of the foodservice industry reduce their environmental footprint. Provides education, resources and assistance.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (312) 715-2752  
Email: hello@greenchicago.org  

National Resources

Environmental Protection Agency (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 : Green Electronics Counsel General Contact   (503) 279-9383, (503) 279-9381 (Fax)  

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 Information   (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 Information   (202) 331-5900 or (800) 424-5156  
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 : General Contact   (510) 547-5475  
Email: membership@responsiblepurchasing.org  

General Sustainability Assistance

Low Impact Development Center

Can provide guidance and information on resources for institutions developing green infrastructure strategies.
Location: Beltsville   MD     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (301) 982-5559, (301) 937-3507 (Fax)  
Email: info@lowimpactdevelopment.org  

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Department or Program: Green Infrastructure Collaborative
Shares resources, tools and research to advance green infrastructure implementation.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : EPA Region 5 Contact: Bob Newport   (312) 886-1513  
Email: newport.bob@epa.gov  

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Department or Program: PestWise Program
Information exchange, education, technical assistance, and funding and grant opportunities for more sustainable pest management.
Location: Washington D.C.   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program   (800) 972-7717  
Email: pesp.info@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

University of Illinois

Department or Program: Smart Energy Design Assistance Center
Provides energy assessments, advice and analyses to increase profitability through efficient use of energy resources.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : Smart Energy Design Assistance Center   1-800-214-7954  
Email: info@sedac.org  

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Department or Program: Greenstream
An EPA listserv featuring updates on green infrastructure publications, training and funding opportunities.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : EPA Region 5 Contact: Bob Newport   (312) 886-1513  
Email: newport.bob@epa.gov   or   join-greenstream@lists.epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Prairie Research Institute

Assists businesses, citizens and government agencies in pollution prevention, conservation and waste reduction.
Location: Champaign   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : IL Sustainable Technology Center   (217) 333-8940  

National Resources

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 :

Environmental Protection Agency (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 Information   (800) 972-7717  
Email: pesp.info@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Let’s Go Solar

Advancing sustainability through solar energy and environmental education resources
Location: San Francisco
Contact : General Contact  
Email: http://www.letsgosolar.com/about-us/  

Environmental Protection Agency (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  
Email: http://www.Environmental   Protection   Agency   (EPA).gov/oppt/dfe/contacts.htm   or   dfe@Environmental   Protection   Agency   (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, (202) 872-6400 (Fax)  
Email: http://www.greenseal.org/AboutGreenSeal/ContactUs.aspx  

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: http://www.usgbc.org/contactus  
Measurement Tools: Yes

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  
Email: http://www.whatsinyourpaper.com/index.php?option=com_fabrik&Itemid=49  

Green Cleaning

National Resources

Green Energy

Internal Revenue Service

Department or Program: Business Energy Investment Tax Credit
Tax credits available for the implementation of solar power systems, fuel cells, small wind turbines, geothermal systems, microturbines and combined heat and power.
Location: Washington D.C.   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : Public Information - IRS   (800) 829-1040  
Incentives: Yes  

Illinois Solar Energy Association

Department or Program: Solar Rebate Program
Provides rebates for solar and wind energy systems, capped at $10,000.
Location: Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact  
Email: contactisea@illinoissolar.org  
Incentives: Yes  

Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation

Provides financial support and invests in clean energy development (lighting upgrades, green design, etc.) and land preservation.
Location:   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation   (312) 372-5191, (312) 372-5190 (Fax)  
Email: info@ILcleanenergy.org  
Incentives: Yes  

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Department or Program: Energy Performance Contracting Program
Contracting program for designing, installing and financing energy improvements.
Location: Springfield   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : Wayne Hartel   (217)785-3420  
Email: wayne.hartel@IL.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

DSIRE / NC Clean Energy Technology Center

Department or Program: Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)
Most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact  
Email: http://www.dsireusa.org/contact-us/  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Department or Program: Energy Star, Portfolio Manager
An online tool that tracks and measures water and energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Location: Washington D.C.   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (888) 782-7937 or (703) 412-3086  
Email: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=contact.ct_index&s=footer&s=footer  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Chicago Department of Buildings

Department or Program: Green Permit Program
Provides incentives for developers and owners to implement sustainable projects. Streamlines the permit process timeline for projects improving air quality and conserving energy and resources.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : Sophie Marie Martinez   (312) 744-7862  
Email: sophie.martinez@cityofchicago.org  
Incentives: Yes  

Chicago Department of Buildings

Department or Program: Solar Express Permit Program
Speeds up the permitting and zoning process for rooftop photovoltaic projects. Also reduces fees of process by 25%.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : Sophie Marie Martinez   (312) 744-7862  
Email: sophie.martinez@cityofchicago.org  
Incentives: Yes  

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Energy and Recycling

Department or Program: Large-Distributed Solar and Wind Grant Program
Offers grants for community-scale solar and wind projects.
Location: Springfield   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : Wayne Hartel   (217) 785-3420 or (217) 782-7500  
Email: wayne.hartel@IL.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S Green Building Council

Department or Program: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
Green building certification program/rating system, helps guide projects creating more sustainable buildings.
Location: Atlanta   GA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (800) 795-1747  
Email: http://www.usgbc.org/contactus  

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Department or Program: Solar and Wind Energy Rebate Program
Encourages smaller-scale distributed solar and wind energy systems in the state.
Location: Springfield   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : Wayne Hartel   (217) 785-3420 or (217) 782-7500  
Email: wayne.hartel@IL.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Illinois Department of Revenue

Department or Program: Special Assessment for Solar Energy Systems
Offers assessments of solar energy systems for property-tax purposes.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : Kara Moretto   (800)732-8866  
Email: kara.moretto@IL.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

State of Illinois

Department or Program: Green Energy Loans
A state loan program providing up to $10 million in loans for energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : Business Invest Green Energy Information, IL State Treasurer's Office   (312) 814-1700  
Email: businessinvest@treasurer.state.il.us  
Incentives: Yes  

State of Illinois

Department or Program: Utility Rebate Program
Depending on your utility company, the database provides a list of utility rebate programs for improvements in energy efficiency.
Location:   IL     Type: Public  
Contact :
Incentives: Yes  

State of Illinois

Department or Program: Sales Tax Exemption for Wind Energy Business Designated High Impact Business
Fully exempts the state sales tax and any local state taxes for building materials incorporated in the establishment of a new wind power facility. Building must be in an enterprise zone, minimum requirements.
Location:   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Business Development   (217) 785-6145 or (800) 785-6055  
Incentives: Yes  

State of Illinois

Department or Program: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project Financing
Issues tax-exempt bonds and credit enhancements for projects regarding renewable energy use and energy efficiency. Must meet eligibility criteria.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : IL Finance Authority   (800) 717-6066  
Email: info@il-fa.com  
Incentives: Yes  

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Environmental Protection Agency (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 : James Critchfield, Director; Melissa Klein, Communications Director   James: (202) 343-9442 Melissa: (202)343-9207  
Email: critchfield.james@epa.gov,   klein.melissa@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: 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: kyl_pitsor@nema.org  
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 : General Information   (415) 561-2100, (415) 561-2105 (Fax)  
Email: info@green-e.org,   energy@gree-e.org  

U.S. Department of Energy

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. Provides list of resources related to solar energy.
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (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 Information   (970) 963-8855  
Email: http://www.solarenergy.org/?s=general+contact+information  

Environmental Protection Agency (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   (888)782-7937, (703)412-3086  
Email: http://energystar.supportportal.com/ics/support/ticketnewwizard.asp?style=classic  
Incentives: Yes   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 : General Information   (303) 447-0078, (303) 447-0158 (Fax)  
Email: info@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 :
Email: 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, (360) 956-2217 (Fax)  
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 Information  
Email: http://www.cee1.org/content/about  

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, (202) 824-7096 (Fax)  
Email: dweiss@escenter.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

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 Information   (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 Information   (503) 238-1915  
Email: info@climatetrust.org  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: 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  

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: Energy Star
Provides information, education, benchmarking tools, and recognition programs to improve Green Energy. Portfolio Manager is a free online benchmarking tool for commercial buildings.
Location: Washington   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (888) 782-7937 or (703) 412-3086  
Email: Online   Form:   http://energystar.supportportal.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=23018&_referrer=http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=contact.ct_index&s=footer&s=footer  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Green Maintenance

National Resources

Groundskeeping

National Resources

Organic Waste

National Resources

Organic Waste & Food Donation

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Department or Program: U.S. Food Waste Challenge
Challenges organizations with food waste to reduce, recover and recycle food waste, has resources for food donation/recycling and measurement tools.
Location: Washington D.C.   DC     Type: Public  
Contact :

Feeding America

Partners with groups and companies in diverting food waste and giving food to those in need, companies involved eligible for tax benefits.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : National Office, (800) 771-2303  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

BioCycle Magazine

Department or Program: Find A Composter
A free directory of composting facilities throughout North America.
Location: Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (610) 967-4135 ext.21  
Email: info@findacomposter.com  

Environmental Protection Agency (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 Information   (800) 372-9473  
Email: wastewisehelp@epa.gov  

Biodegradable Products Institute

Education, information and resources re: compostable materials and composting.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (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 Information   (610) 967-4135 x 21  
Email: info@findacomposter.com  

Stormwater

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Department or Program: Green Streets
Sustainable stormwater management strategy. Includes Webinars, webcasts and EPA contacts.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : EPA Region 5 Contacts: Jim Van der Kloot and Jon Grosshans   Jim (312) 353-3161, Jon (312) 353-5617  
Email: Jim:   vanderkloot.james@epa.gov   Jon:   grosshans.jon@epa.gov  

National Resources

Transportation

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Department or Program: Illinois Alternate Fuels Rebate Program
Offers rebates to anyone using E85 or biodiesel fuels (20% blend or higher) and for using vehicles that run on alternate fuels.
Location:   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : Darwin Burkhart   (217) 557-1441  
Email: darwin.burkhart@illinois.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Department or Program: Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebates
Provides rebates for installation of Level II charging stations.
Location: Springfield   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : DCEO Primary Location   (217) 782-7500 (Springfield), (312) 814-7179 (Chicago)  
Incentives: Yes  

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 Information   (734) 214-4767, (734) 214-4052 (Fax)  
Email: smartway_transport@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Waste & Recycling

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Department or Program: Recycling Expansion and Modernization Program
Helps businesses and organizations become greener by awarding grants for Market Expansion and Waste Management projects.
Location: Springfield   IL     Type: Public  
Contact : Mike Motor   (217) 524-5859  
Email: michael.motor@IL.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

National Waste and Recycling Association

Department or Program: Land and Lakes, Environmental and Construction Services
Provides commercial composting services for various types of waste products.
Location: Rosemont   IL     Type: ?  
Contact : Land and Lakes Company   (847) 825-5000  
Email: http://www.land-and-lakes.com/#!contact/crdp  

City Farm Chicago

Department or Program: Resource Center
Provides commercial recycling services and community drop-off and buy-back sites.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Mike McNamee  
Email: http://www.cityfarmchicago.org/our-roots/partner-programs/  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Department or Program: Food Recovery Challenge, Sustainable Materials Management Program
Program aimed at reducing environmental impact of materials through entire life cycle, money-saving for businesses and community-involvement.
Location: Washington D.C.   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : Julie Schilf   (312) 886-0407  
Email: schilf.julie@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

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 Information   (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 : General Information   (866) 505-7173  
Email: wecs@pbsub.comÿ  

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: http://www2.buildinggreen.com/contact  

Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.

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

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: 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  

Environmental Protection Agency (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  

Ecocycle

Commercial recycling service providing educational and training resources, zero waste guides, and composting technical assistance.
Location: Boulder   CO     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (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: anderson.beth@epa.gov  

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 Information   (510) 891-6500  
Email: http://www.stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=277  

Water Conservation

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Water Conservation & Reuse

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Department or Program: RainReady
Will help in planning development for water management programs to combat stormwater runoff, pollution, urban flooding, etc.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Harriet Festing, Water Program, CNT   (773) 269-4042, (773) 278-3840 (Fax)  
Email: hfesting@cnt.org  

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Department or Program: Clean Water State Revolving Fund
Helps fund water quality protection projects including wastewater treatment and non-point source pollution control.
Location: Washington D.C.   DC     Type: Public  
Contact :
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Department or Program: WaterSense
Offers energy-efficient, water-saving products and services, saving money and maintaining high environmental standards.
Location: Washington D.C.Type: Public  
Contact : Watersense Helpline: (866) 987-7367  
Incentives: Yes  

Alliance for the Great Lakes

Department or Program: Sustainable Business Department
Assists businesses in becoming more green.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Joel Brammeier   (312) 445-9727  
Email: jbrammeier@greatlakes.org  

National Resources

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   (985) 866-2844, (925) 866-2864 (Fax)  
Email: http://www.fishnick.com/about/contact/  
Incentives: Yes   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 Information  
Email: http://wateruseitwisely.com/contact-us/  

Environmental Protection Agency (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 Information   (866) 987-7367  
Email: http://www.epa.gov/watersense/contact_us.html  
Incentives: 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 : Food Service Technology Center   (925) 866-2844, (925) 866-2864  
Email: http://www.fishnick.com/about/contact/  
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