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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:   MD     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact  
Email: http://www.dsireusa.org/contact-us/  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

La Prima Food Group

Valuable resource for working with sustainability and food at large events. "Seeds to Celebration" program provides fresh-from-the-garden local food for sustainable events. Compostable serviceware options for customers. Company's on-site sustainable practices include urban garden, renewable energy, recycling and food composting.
Location: College Park   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : (301) 220-1001  
Email: info@laprimacatering.com  

Best Plumbing Specialties Inc.

Department or Program: Your One Stop Green Shop
Provides information on sustainable product options for flush valves, hand dryers, pressure assisted tanks, drinking fountains, aerators, water saving tank, solar, electric, and metering faucets, commercial kitchens, chemicals, waterless urinals, electric computer controlled plumbing systems, and shower heads. Also provides a cost benefit analysis for leaking faucets.
Location: Myersville   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : (800) 448-6710  
Email: bestplumbing@att.net  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Maryland Environmental Service

Department or Program: Leafgro
Locally sourced soil improvement/humus compost made from leaves and grass clippings from Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
Location: Baltimore   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : (410) 729-8630  
Email: nfaul@menv.com  

Terra-Gro Inc.

Produces premium compost and topdressing from industrial organic waste for athletic field construction & maintenance and landscaping applications.
Location: Nottingham   PA     Type: Private  
Contact : (717) 445-6587  
Email: terragro@frontiernet.net  

The State of Maryland

Department or Program: Maryland Green Registry
Provides a directory of sustainable local business members in Maryland. Annual awards for businesses with exceptional commitment to environmental efficiency. Registry members receive recognition and free advertising as distinguished environmentally efficient businesses.
Location: Baltimore   MD     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (410) 537-3000  
Incentives: Yes  

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

ENVIRO Center

A hub of green building technologies and companies that work together to create and promote sustainable buildings. Comprised of green builders and architects, this center provides useful information regarding renovation projects and improving structural sustainability of commercial buildings.
Location: Jessup   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : (443) 733-1212  
Email: info@enviro-center.com  

Steven Winter Associates Inc.

Department or Program: Consulting and Advisory Services
Provides research, consulting, and advisory services to improve commercial built environments for private and public sector clients. Specializes in energy, sustainability and accessibility consulting as well as certification, research & development and compliance services.
Location: Washington   DC     Type: Private  
Contact : Maureen Mahle   (212) 564-5800 x 132  
Email: mmahle@swinter.com  

Straughan Environmental Inc.

Department or Program: Commercial Consulting
Provides low impact site design services, LEED/Green Building consulting, and environmental analysis to help commercial developers minimize environmental impacts of projects.
Location: Columbia   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : (301) 362-9200  
Email: marketing@straughanenvironmental.com  

Sustainable Growth LLC

Helps businesses aiming to improve their sustainable practices. Provides initial assessments, training, benchmarking tools, strategic planning tools, staff engagement guidance, assistance with sustainability plan implementation and management, tools for evaluations and reporting, and tools for effective communication and marketing.
Location: Columbia   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : Ned Tillman; Frank Hazzard  
Email: info@sustainable.us  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Blue Water Baltimore

Department or Program: Water Audit Program
Inspects business roofs, landscape and anything else that could impact local streams and Chesapeake Bay. Follows up with recommendations for conservation landscaping and other ways to reduce pollution and improve the local environment.
Location: Baltimore   MD     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Contact   (410) 254-1577  
Email: http://www.bluewaterbaltimore.org/about/contact-us/  

Baltimore Office of Sustainability

Department or Program: Resource Center
Provides program information, resources and incentives regarding cleanliness, pollution prevention, resource conservation, greening, transportation, education awareness, and green economics. Provides businesses with information regarding Baltimore City Green Building Standards and the necessary informational tools to improve sustainability within the city of Baltimore.
Location: Baltimore   MD     Type: Public  
Contact : Beth Stromen   (410) 396-8360  
Email: beth.strommen@baltimorecity.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

EarthCraft

Department or Program: EarthCraft Light Commercial
Regional green building certification program that offers third-party recognition for environmentally responsible design and construction practices for small-scale commercial buildings.
Location: Richmond   VA     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Contact   (804) 225-9843, (804) 562-4159 (Fax)  
Email: admin@earthcraftvirginia.org  

Maryland Environmental Service

Provides services to government and private sector clients and works on projects including water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, composting, recycling, dredged material management, hazardous materials cleanup, and renewable energy.
Location: Millersville   MD     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : Christina Garrigan   (410) 729-8200  
Email: http://www.menv.com/pages/whoweare/execstaff.html  

Elite Tournaments

Hosts and organizes soccer tournaments by recruiting players, contacting food vendors, hiring staff and referees, and administrating tournament procedures. Member of the Maryland Green [Purchasing] Registry; model sustainable sports industry business; has implemented recycling infrastructure at many venues where it has hosted events.
Location: Mount Airy   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : Megan patterson, Marketing Manager/Program Assistant  
Email: mpatterson@eletetournaments.com  

Prince George’s County

Department or Program: Sustainability Services Division
Promotes environmental awareness through green initiatives and community outreach. Focuses on preventing industrial pollution. Offers programs and support regarding commercial pollution prevention, plus ecosystem management and restoration.
Location: Marlboro   MD     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (301) 883-5834  

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Department or Program: Department of Environmental Programs
Offers information and resources on environmental resource programs focusing on air quality, waste management and recycling, pollution prevention, energy, and alternative fuels. Also offers information on water resource programs focusing on nonpoint source pollution assessment and control, urban best management and wastewater management.
Location: Washington   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (202) 962-3200 or (202) 962-3201 (Fax)  

District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority

Department or Program: Water Conservation Program
Provides a rolling water conservation display for large community events with at least 100 attendees. The display allows DC Water plumbing experts to demonstrate ways to conserve water in your home using the kitchen, sink, shower and toilet.
Location: Washington   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (202) 787-2200  
Email: externalaffairs@dcwater.com  

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Department or Program: Wise Water Use Campaign
Exhibits at large events in the DC area to increase awareness about ways in which individuals can conserve water.
Location: Washington   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (202) 962-3755  

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

AMR-US Inc.

Department or Program: Green Cleaning Service
Provides professional cleaning and maintenance services for large commercial facilities; promotes environmentally friendly cleaning products.
Location: Rockville   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : General Contact   (301) 949-6930  
Email: info@amr-us.com  

National Resources

Green Energy

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:   MD     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact  
Email: http://www.dsireusa.org/contact-us/  
Incentives: Yes  

PJM Interconnection

Department or Program: Demand Response
Coordinates wholesale electricity (incl. renewables) in Midwest and East Coast states, plus D.C. PJM works on Alternative Technology (renewable power) Resource Pilot projects with companies, innovators, research and academic institutions, and industry experts to advance the technology on the grid and strengthen the power supply infrastructure of the region.
Location: Southeastern   PA     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   (610) 666-8980; Toll Free: (866) 400-8980  
Email: http://www.pjm.com/about-pjm/who-we-are/contact-us.aspx  
Incentives: Yes  

Greenavise Financial

Offers sustainability consulting services. Specializes in finding solutions for renewable energy projects by connecting capital funders and project developers. Offers 100% no out of pocket financing for qualifying projects.
Location: Gaithersburg   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : General Contact   (301) 562-2100  
Email: http://www.greenavise.com/about/contact-us/  
Incentives: Yes  

TerraLogos Energy Group

Provides commercial energy audits investigating systems and solutions, incl. incentives for energy improvements and low-interest financing, and benchmarking to track the business' progress.
Location: Baltimore   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : General Contact   (410) 225-5040  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Renewable Energy Corporation

Department or Program: Solar Panel Production and Installation
Builds commercial and residential solar energy systems to offset and prevent coal burning and CO2 emissions.
Location: Timonium   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   (410) 846-0065  

Solar Energy Services Inc.

Department or Program: Solar System Production and Installation
Builds commercial and residential solar energy systems. Provides expertise in solar thermal applications including solar hot water systems and solar electric systems.
Location: Millersville   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : General Contact   (410) 923-6090  
Email: http://www.solarsaves.net/contact-ses  

Solar Energy World

Department or Program: Commercial Installation
Offers solar installation and provides commercial properties with a cost/benefit analysis, feasibility study and detailed engineering design, permit and rebate processing, system installation, and on-going support.
Location: Elkridge   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : General Contact   (410) 579-2009  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Solar Honey

Department or Program: Solar Consolation
Builds and installs solar energy systems. Also provides extensive services and information for funding options, grant paperwork, and post-sale support. Provides extensive information on financial savings associated with solar installations. Also provides a free solar energy consultation.
Location: Potomac   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : General Contact   (301) 717-2355  
Email: info@solarhoney.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Standard Solar Inc.

Develops commercial solar energy systems like the one on top of Rockville Ice Arena in Maryland. This company has experience working with arenas to implement solar energy systems.
Location: Rockville   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : 1-301-944-1200  
Email: info@standardsolar.com  

Baltimore County

Department or Program: Green Building Tax Credit
Maryland's first property tax credit to encourage development of high performance buildings. The tax credit is available to the owner of a Baltimore County commercial building with completed LEED platinum, gold, or silver certification.
Location: Baltimore   MD     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact  
Email: businesshelp@baltimorecountymd.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

DC Sustainable Energy Utility

Department or Program: Business Energy Rebate Program
D.C.'s Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) administers the Business Energy Rebate Program. Rebates are available to businesses and institutions installing energy-efficient equipment.
Location: Washington D.C.   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : DC Sustainable Energy Utility   (202) 479-2222 or (855) 693-2738  
Email: info@dcseu.com  
Incentives: Yes  

District Department of the Environment

Department or Program: DC PACE Commercial
Provide financing solutions to help commercial property owners implement energy efficiency improvements.
Location: Washington D.C.   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : Isaac Cotton   (202) 478-2423  
Email: isaac.cotton@dc.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Environmental Protection Agency

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

DC Public Service Commission

Department or Program: Net Metering ÿ
Net metering is available to residential and commercial generators with systems powered by renewable-energy sources.
Location: Washington D.C.   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (202) 586-5000  
Email: http://energy.gov/contact-us  
Incentives: Yes  

District Department of the Environment

Department or Program: Renewable Energy Incentive Program ÿÿ
Renewable Energy Incentive Program (REIP), a rebate for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and solar thermal systems.
Location: Washington D.C.   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : Daniel White or Olayinka Kolawole   Daniel (202) 299-2163, Olayinka (202) 671-4096  
Email: greenenergy@dc.gov  
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

Valley Proteins Inc.

Department or Program: Grease and animal byproduct recovery
Specializes in the recovery of superior restaurant grease and animal byproducts such as cooking grease, fats, oils, and grease from grease traps, and inedible meat, fat, and by-product. This grease and byproduct is then used to make biofuels and animal feed.
Location: Winchester   VA     Type: Private  
Contact : (540) 877-2590  
Email: sales@valleyproteins.com  

Veteran Compost

Department or Program: Food Waste Collection
Provides food waste collection for regularly scheduled service and special events. Runs the only food waste composting site in Maryland, and provides composting technical assistance and consulting. Operations are powered entirely by wind energy.
Location: Aberdeen   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : (410) 935-6404  
Email: info@veterancompost.com  

Capital Area Food Bank

Acquires food from individual donations, food drives, and food industry donations, then distributes food through its partner agencies. All donations are tax deductible.
Location: Washington   DC     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : Mike Gilespie   (202) 644-9865 x 865  
Email: mgillespie@capitialareafoodbank.org  

D.C. Central Kitchen

Fights food waste by recovering leftover food and converting it into meals for the hungry and at-risk neighbors. Recycles tons of surplus products from major food service corporations each day.
Location: Washington   DC     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : Crystal Nicholas   (202) 601- 7309  
Email: cnicholas@dccentralkitchen.org  

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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

National Resources

Transportation

Bike Maryland

Department or Program: Bike Friendly Maryland Program
Provides workshops for businesses, schools and communities on how to improve upon a bike-friendly environment.
Location: Baltimore   MD     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Contact   (410) 252-1603  
Email: https://www.bikemaryland.org/about/contact/  
Incentives: Yes  

Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)

Information on public transportation options throughout the Baltimore area: Light Rail, Marc Train, and Metro Subway. MTA also engages in community outreach encouraging the public to utilize sustainable transportation. Works with local businesses to make transportation to events more accessible and environmentally efficient.
Location: Baltimore   MD     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (410) 539-5000  

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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

A Better Way Computer Recycling

Department or Program: Electronic Recycling Services
Computer and electronics recycling, data destruction, electronic waste consulting as well as logistics and transportation services.
Location: Elkridge   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : (410) 381-5588  

Redemtech

Department or Program: TCM Approach
Provides a Technology Change Management (TCM) approach which finds new uses for old technology, contributes to corporate sustainability and green IT, plugs off-network security gaps, and standardizes Information Technology Asset Disposition. Also an e-Stewards certified electronics recycling company.
Location: Chester   VA     Type: Private  
Contact : (804) 681-2000  
Email: info@redemtech.com  

Turtle Wings Globally Beneficial Recycling and Reuse of Electronics

Department or Program: Electronic Recycling Services
Picks up electronics for recycling.
Location: Washington   DC     Type: Private  
Contact : (310) 583-8399  
Email: info@turtlewings.com  

Topsoil etc.

Department or Program: Soil Recycling
Recycles soils, sand clay, yard waste, natural wood waste, concrete, asphalt, block, and brick to produce topsoil, specialized soil blends, and compost.
Location: Baltimore   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : (410) 360-1487  

World Recycling

Specializes in commercial paper recycling and provides assistance with turning recyclable trash into a valuable commodity.
Location: Cheverly   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : Doug Williams   (240) 475-6810  

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Department or Program: Builder's Guide to Reuse and Recycling
Directory with complete list of companies that accept construction and demolition debris in the region, searchable by company name or construction material.
Location: Washington   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (202) 962-3200, (202) 962-3201 (Fax)  

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Department or Program: Guide to Reuse and Recycling
Information on the importance of recycling construction and demolition debris, and regional businesses that accept recycled construction and demolition debris.
Location: Washington   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (202) 962-3200, (202) 962-3201 (Fax)  

Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services

Department or Program: Covanta Inc. Resource Recovery Facility
Landfill waste is burned at extremely high temperatures, and the heat is used to generate electricity or steam. Metal is recovered from the ash and recycled. Facility was awarded the Solid Waste Associate of North America (SWANA) "2010 Gold Waste to Energy Excellence Award."
Location: Dickerson   MD     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (862) 345-5000  
Email: info@covanta.com  

District of Colombia Department of Public Works

Department or Program: Recycling
Information regarding the benefits and incentives involved in commercial recycling, Also provides a Commercial Recycling Guide to help businesses improve the efficiency of their recycling practices.
Location: Washington   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (202) 737-4404, (202) 671-0642  
Email: dpw@dc.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Department or Program: Go Recycle
Information on the recycling process, and how to go about recycling in the Washington DC area. Also provides a guide for measuring recycling progress and a directory of city contacts for recycling within the Washington, D.C. area.
Location: Washington   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : Contact by County  
Email: http://www.mwcog.org/dep/gorecycle/connect.html  
Measurement Tools: 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

National Resources

Water Conservation & Reuse

Hydro-Tech Irrigation Co.

Department or Program: Commercial Irrigation
Experience installing athletic field irrigation systems. Accredited Better Business Bureau business and an EPA Watersense Partner.
Location: Baltimore   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : David Resse   (703) 263-2266  
Email: dreese@htiva.com  

Irrigation Consulting Inc.

Provides Alternative Water Harvesting, to save and distribute water (roof runoff, site storm water, grey water, groundwater, and mechanical condensate) in real time based on daily climate conditions. Has installed irrigation systems on over ten LEED-Certified projects.
Location:   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : Gregory DeBruhl   (704) 843-3688  
Email: gdebruhl@irrigationconsulting.com  

KT Irrigation

Experts in commercial infrastructure installation including athletic fields and golf courses. Installs irrigation systems that maximize efficiency while minimizing costs and protecting the environment.
Location: Baltimore   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : Warren Callis   (703) 327-2332  
Email: wcallis@kt-irrigation.com  

Nature Unlimited LLC

Installs environmentally efficient drip irrigation, hanging and container irrigation, and water collection services.
Location: Sykesville   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : Chris Robertson   (410) 549-2982  
Email: crobertson@nature-unlimited.com  

Water Savers LLC.

Experts in water efficiency; a single source for contact water, lighting, and mechanical and steam systems optimization. Services include drip irrigation, reverse osmosis water reuse, water catchment, reuse of irrigation or process application, green roofs, and rain gardens.
Location: Gambrills   MD     Type: Private  
Contact : (410) 923-2125  
Email: admin@watersaversllc.com  

Environmental Protection Agency

Department or Program: Watersense
Regional contact for commercial rebates and information on regional sponsoring partners providing technical assistance in commercial water efficiency and conservation.
Location: Washington D.C.   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (866) 987-7367  
Email: http://www.epa.gov/watersense/contact_us.html  
Incentives: Yes  

District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority

Department or Program: Biosolids Management Program
Focuses on recycling organic and nutrient-rich material in an environmentally safe and beneficial manner. Biosolids are reused through a diverse land application program that improves soil for agricultural production and other projects.
Location: Washington D.C.   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (202) 787-2000, (202) 787-2333 (Fax)  
Email: info@dcwater.com  

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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