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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
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

Vollers Recycling Facility

Recycle debris on construction site to dramatically reduce costs.  Uncontaminated demolition debris can also be sent to processing site.  Return trip with recycled materials can reduce overall transportation costs.  Efficient pickup and delivery services available.
Location: North Branch   NJ     Type: Private  
Contact : (908) 704-2370  
Email: recycling@vollers.cc  

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Materials Management

Department or Program: Active Regulated C&D Debris Processing Facilities
List of regulated construction and debris processing facilities: contact info, location, and types of waste recycled.
Location: Albany   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : (518) 402-8678  
Email: swpermit@gw.dec.state.ny.us  

Grinnell Recycling, Inc.

Department or Program: Class B Recycling Center
Accepts building materials including concrete, asphalt, brick, pallets and construction wood waste.
Location: Sparta   NJ     Type: Private  
Contact : (973) 383-9300  

Bayshore

Earn LEED credits for recycling. Recycling center has a solar project that offers sustainable, pollution free power for asphalt recycling, brick recycling, and concrete recycling.
Location: Keasby   NJ     Type: Private  
Contact : (732) 738-6000  
Email: info@bayshorerecycling.com  

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 : 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

State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Department or Program: E-cycle New Jersey
Directory and resources for a free and environmentally sound recycling program for computers, monitors, laptops, portable computers and televisions.
Location: Trenton   NJ     Type: Public  
Contact : (866) 337-5669  

All Green

Department or Program: Electronic Recycling
Schedule pick up or drop offs for e-waste.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Private  
Contact : (646) 560-2999  

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Department or Program: Registered Electronic Waste Recycling Facilities
List of electronic waste recycling facilities by county. Includes location and phone number.
Location: Albany   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : (518) 402-8706  
Email: ewaste@gw.dec.state.ny.us  

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  

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

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Department or Program: Solar Thermal (Solar Water Heat) Incentive Program
Incentives for installing solar water heating systems, available to residential and non-residential customers of the state's major investor-owned utilities.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : Marci Brunner   (518) 862-1090 Ext.3415  
Email: solarthermal@nyserda.ny.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Department or Program: PV Incentive Program
Incentive of $1.50 per watt (DC) to eligible installers of approved, grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : Frank Mace   (518) 862-1090 Ext.3433  
Email: fwm@nyserda.ny.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Department or Program: On-Site Small Wind Incentive Program
Incentives for eligible small wind systems.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : (518) 862-1090 (866) 697-3732  
Email: smallwind@nyserda.ny.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Department or Program: Fuel Cell Rebate and Performance Incentive
Incentives for the purchase, installation, and operation of customer sited tier (CST, also called "behind the meter") fuel cell systems used for electricity production.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : Edward Kear, Scott Larsen   (518) 862-1090 x3269 x3208  
Email: ebk@nyserda.ny.gov   LSL@nyserda.ny.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Department or Program: Existing Facilities Program State Rebate Program
Merges the State's former Peak Load Reduction and Enhanced Commercial and Industrial Performance programs. New program offers a broad array of different incentives to electricity and natural gas customers in NY State paying the System Benefits Charge (SBC).
Location: New Yorl   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : Eric Mazzone   (866) 697-3732 Ext.3371  
Email: efm@nyserda.ny.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Department or Program: Energy Smart New Construction Program
Rebate program for incorporating energy efficiency & renewable-energy resources into design, construction and operation of  commercial facilities.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : E. Stephen Finkle   (518) 862-1090 Ext.3505  
Email: esf@nyserda.ny.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

New York State

Department or Program: Energy Smart Commercial Lighting Program Incentives
Incentives for energy-efficient lighting projects.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : (866) 698-8177  
Email: clp@icfi.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)

Department or Program: Existing Building Rebates
Rebates and incentives available for new construction projects and for upgrades to existing buildings.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Private  
Contact : (800) 692-2626  
Incentives: Yes  

Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)

Department or Program: Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentives for non-residential customers to increase the energy efficiency of their facilities.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Private  
Contact : (800) 692-2626  
Incentives: Yes  

Conation

Department or Program: Electric & Gas Rebate Programs
Commercial and industrial customer rebates for lighting fixtures, LED exit signs, chillers, packaged HVAC systems, motors, and water and steam boilers.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Private  
Contact : (877) 797-6347  
Email: conedci@lmbps.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Con Edison

Department or Program: Custom Programs
Performance-based incentives for installing high-efficiency gas and electric equipment.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Private  
Contact : (877) 797-6347  
Email: conedci@lmbps.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Con Edison

Department or Program: Con Ed (Gas) - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program
Rebate program for energy efficient equipment in buildings inside the eligible service area.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Publioc  
Contact : (877) 797-6347 (646) 833-1047  
Email: conedci@lmbps.com  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Fan Engagement

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Department or Program: Long Island Rail Road
Serves major stadiums to encourage fans to use public transportation. Information on schedules, maps, fares, and special event schedules. Beat traffic, tolls, parking headaches, and rising gas prices. Information for schedules, maps, fares, and special event schedules. Beat traffic, tolls, parking headaches, and rising gas prices. GO to New York Knicks, Rangers, Islanders, Mets, and Yankees games.
Location: Brroklyn   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : For all MTA services, dial 511, the New York State transit and traffic line  
Email: http://mta-nyc.custhelp.com/app/ask  

Foodbank for New York City

Department or Program: Virtual Food Drive
Organize food distribution, income support, and nutrition education. Donate money for the Food Bank’s wholesale purchasing power through virtual food drive. Helps set up virtual drive that venues and fans can donate to.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Leigh Lagrosa   (212) 566-7855 ext 3335  
Email: llagrosa@foodbanknyc.org  

Community Food Bank of New Jersey

Ideas about how to run food drives. Provides program sponsorship, corporate gift, event sponsorship, employee volunteering, and corporate teambuilding.
Location: Hillside   NJ     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Theresa Forsman   (908) 355-3663, ext. 254  
Email: tforsman@cfbnj.org  

National Resources

Food Donation

FoodPantries.org

Department or Program: New Jersey Food Pantries
Search for New Jersey Food Pantries by city.
Location:   NJ     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :
Email: http://www.foodpantries.org/ar/about  

Food Bank Association New York State

Department or Program: Find a Food Bank
Find a food bank by region in New York State.
Location: Albany   NY     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Bill Galvin   (518) 433-4505  
Email: BillGalvin@FoodBankAssocNYS.org  

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

EPA Region 2

Department or Program: ENERGY STAR program
Information, education, benchmarking tools, and recognition programs to improve energy efficiency.  Portfolio Manager is a free online benchmarking tool for commercial buildings.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : Juan Gutierrez   (212) 637-3495  
Email: gutierrez.juan@epa.gov  

National Resources

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

New York State Pollution Prevention Institute

Cutting edge research and technology for pollution-prevention processes that can help venues.
Location: Rochester   NY     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (585) 475-2512  
Email:   nysp2i@rit.edu  

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Department or Program: Regional Permit Administrators
Find permit administrators in your area to help with any permit application or inform you on ways to make business more green.
Location: Albany   NY     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: dpaeweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us  

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Department or Program: New York State Environmental Excellence Awards
Award gives visibility and recognition to sustainable projects/programs that improve and protect NY environmental resources and economy.
Location: Albany   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : (518) 402-9469  
Email:   eeawards@gw.dec.state.ny.us  
Incentives: Yes  

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Department or Program: New York Environmental Leaders
Provides recognition and incentives to organizations that use sustainable business practices. NYEL helps improve business environmental performance through incentives and motivation to become more efficient.
Location: Albany   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : John Vana  
Email: jmvana@gw.dec.state.ny.us  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

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

State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program

Department or Program: The New Jersey WasteWise Business Network
Promotes waste reduction, recycling and recycled product procurement. Offers free one-on-one technical assistance, awards and recognition programs, informative publications, WasteWise toolkit.
Location: Trenton   NJ     Type: Public  
Contact : Steven Rinaldi   (609) 984-3438  
Email: Steven.Rinaldi@dep.state.nj.us  

Great Forest

Sustainability assessments and advice; online sustainability metrics; consulting re: waste & recycling, energy, and LEED standards; waste brokering; education & outreach to improve environmental performance and reduce costs.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Private  
Contact : (212) 779-4757  
Email: info@greatforest.com  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Global Green USA

Department or Program: Coalition for Resource Recovery
Helps businesses increase profits by transforming recyclables and food waste into assets. Identifies and promotes effective waste diversion and energy recovery technologies through pilot projects in New York City.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (646) 664-1602  
Email: ggusa@globalgreen.org  

CityMatters LLC

Strategic guidance, project management, permitting and policy work for carbon & energy reduction strategies; greener office programs; green roofs and green walls; waste and recyclables storage/containerization, and more.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Private  
Contact : (212) 496-9473  
Email: andrea@citymatters.biz  

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 : 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

New Jersey American Water

Department or Program: Environmental Grant Program
Earn grants for environmentally sustainable activities on venue property or in the surrounding community: watershed cleanups, reforestation efforts, rain garden projects, streamside buffer restoration projects and hazardous waste collection efforts.
Location: Voorhees   NJ     Type: Private  
Contact : Gary Matthews   (856) 346-8200  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Green Cleaning

Ojserkis Janitor Supply

Department or Program: Green Products
Order recycled paper plates, natural cleaning supplies or green hygiene products for venues.
Location: Newark   NJ     Type: Private  
Contact : (800)-257-8557  
Email: ojsupply@comcast.net  

New York State Office of General Services

Department or Program: New York's Green Cleaning Program
Database of approved green products, searchable by product type and manufacturer. Cost calculator shows cost per gallon of diluted product, vs. cost per gallon when purchased.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : (518) 408-1782  
Email: nysogsesu@ogs.ny.gov  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Green Choice

Green cleaning with chemical-free organic cleansers for carpet, rugs, upholstery, leather, and more.  Also rug repair and  water damage cleanup.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Private  
Contact : (212) 359-1687  

Commercial Janitorial

Department or Program: New York Sports Stadiums, Arenas, Racetrack and Ballpark Cleaning
Clean around the stadium, in the stadium, in bathrooms, and in the locker rooms. Always uses green cleaning methods.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Private  
Contact : (800) 893-4080  

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 :
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

New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services

Department or Program: Solar, Wind & Biomass Energy Systems Exemption
15-year real property tax exemption for solar, wind energy, and farm-waste energy systems constructed in New York State.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : Public Information Officer   (518) 591-5232  
Email: orpts.mail@tax.ny.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Department or Program: RPS Customer-Sited Tier Regional Program
Incentives for customer-sited photovoltaic (PV) and biogas electricity generators of larger than 50 kilowatts (kW) located in certain regions of the state.
Location: New York,   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : Paul Vainauskas   (518) 862-1090 x3554  
Email: pv2@nyserda.ny.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Department or Program: Real Property Tax Exemption for Green Buildings
Incentives and policies for renewable power and energy efficiency efforts.   Allows municipal corporations to exempt green buildings from real property taxes.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : (518) 591-5232  
Email: orpts.mail@tax.ny.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Department or Program: Anaerobic Digester Gas-to-Electricity Rebate and Performance Incentive
Supports small-sized electricity generation where the energy generated is used primarily at the electric customer's location.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : Tom Feisinger   (518) 862-1090 Ext.3218  
Email: twf@nyserda.ny.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance

Department or Program: Solar Sales Tax Exemption - Local Option
Exempts the sale and installation of residential solar-energy systems from the state's sales and compensating use taxes.
Location: New York,   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : (518) 485-2889 (800) 698-2909  
Incentives: Yes  

New York City Department of Buildings

Department or Program: New York City - Property Tax Abatement for Photovoltaic Equipment Expenditures
Property tax abatement for photovoltaic systems on buildings located in cities with a population of 1 million or more people.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: greenroofandsolar@buildings.nyc.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)

Department or Program: Wind Energy Rebate Program
Rebates to residential and commercial electric customers for the installation of grid-connected wind energy systems.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Private  
Contact : (800) 692-2626  
Email: wind@service.lipower.org  
Incentives: Yes  

Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)

Department or Program: Solar Initiative Feed-in Tariff
Fixed payments for electricity produced by approved photovoltaic systems, 50 kW to 20 mW.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Private  
Contact : Stephen Cantore   (516) 545-4820  
Email: scantore@service.lipower.org  
Incentives: Yes  

Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)

Department or Program: Renewable Energy for Commercial Businesses
Geothermal, solar, and wind energy rebates, currently $1.30 per watt up to 100 kWdc with a maximum of $130,000.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Private  
Contact : (800) 692-2626  
Incentives: Yes  

Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)

Department or Program: PV Rebate Program
Rebates for grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems as part of the Solar Pioneer and Solar Entrepreneur programs.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Private  
Contact : (800) 692-2626  
Incentives: Yes  

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 : 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

New York City Department of Sanitation Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycle

Department or Program: Purchasing Products that Reduce Toxicity
List of 17 chemicals to avoid when purchasing products.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://www.nyc.gov/portal/site/nycgov/menuitem.cab0ced5cf276e94cbb5668001c789a0/  

Green Guru Network

Find and evaluate green products and services, calculate green purchasing costs and benefits; manage the green purchasing process; post green products and services for sale.
Location: Hudson Valley   NJ     Type: Private  
Contact :
Email: http://www.greengurunetwork.com/green-guru-network-community-liaison  
Measurement Tools: Yes

City of New York Department of Sanitation

Department or Program: Green Purchasing for Businesses
Information on  New York City's model Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) guidelines; product evaluation measures and standards; conducting environmental product analysis; helpful links for EPP resources; examples of green products and services.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://www.nyc.gov/portal/site/nycgov/menuitem.cab0ced5cf276e94cbb5668001c789a0/  

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 :
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: 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

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Department or Program: Landfill Gas-to-Energy Facility Data
Use the list to see if a sports venue's landfill waste goes to a facility where landfill gas emissions are captured and used to produce energy.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : (518) 402-8678  

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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 : 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

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Organic Waste

NYC Department of Sanitation Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling

Department or Program: NYC Compost Project
Provide compost education and outreach to NYC businesses. NYC compost project sites, workshops, and community based composting operations.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://www.nyc.gov/portal/site/nycgov/menuitem.cab0ced5cf276e94cbb5668001c789a0/  

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Department or Program: Permitted Composting Facilities
List of  permitted composting facilities with address, phone number, and zip code.
Location: Albany   NY     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: dpaeweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us  

Premier Disposal

Department or Program: Food Waste Recycling
Comprehensive organics recycling program than can cut waste disposal bills by 25 percent. Produces a high grade top soil.
Location: Glen Gardner   NJ     Type: Private  
Contact : (908) 638-0005  

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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

Terracycle

Department or Program: The Brigades Program
Collect previously non-recyclable or hard to recycle waste. Free shipping; donations are up-cycled to produce new products.
Location: Trenton   NJ     Type: Private  
Contact : (609) 393-4252  
Email: customersupport@terracycle.net  

State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program

Department or Program: Recycling Center and Recycling Markets Directory
Directory of various recycling centers and markets. Includes location, contact information, and accepted materials.
Location: Trenton   NJ     Type: Public  
Contact : Mary Jo M. Aiello   (609) 633-1418  

State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Department or Program: County Recycling Program Websites
Links to recycling programs in various New Jersey counties.
Location: Trenton   NJ     Type: Public  
Contact : (866) 337-5669  

State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Department or Program: Recycling Processes and Programs
Database of resources for recycling in New Jersey: business recycling development, waste audits, green building etc..
Location: Trenton   NJ     Type: Public  
Contact : (866) 337-5669  

NYC Waste Match

Department or Program: NYC Materials Exchange Development Program
Exchange and purchase used materials from other businesses. Receive tax benefits.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Adanna Roberts   (212) 650-5832  
Email: info@wastematch.org  

NYC Department of Sanitation Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycle

Department or Program: Recycling Facilities Products and Services
List of recycling facilities found in New York and New Jersey:  general recycling, glass, metal, paper and plastic.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://www.nyc.gov/portal/site/nycgov/menuitem.cab0ced5cf276e94cbb5668001c789a0/  

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Bureau of Waste Reduction and Recycling

Department or Program: Practical Source Reduction Tips for Business
Information on various ways to reduce waste through source reduction for management, packaging, purchasing practices, office, cafeterias, and customers.
Location: Albany   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : (518) 402-8706  

Association of New Jersey Recyclers

Useful resource for the New Jersey business community to recycle materials or to purchase goods made from recycled materials.
Location: Bridgewater   NJ     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (908) 722-7575  

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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

State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Department or Program: NJ Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual
Specifies stormwater management standards for new developments and how to achieve them.
Location: Trenton   NJ     Type: Public  
Contact : (609) 777-3373  

New York City Government

Department or Program: Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Stormwater Management Systems
Guidelines of stormwater rules, latest technologies and best practices. Includes a system calculator to assist developers and licensed professionals in determining space requirements for the most appropriate system.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: swcalculator@dep.nyc.gov  
Measurement Tools: Yes

New Jersey Water Supply Authority

Department or Program: River-Friendly Business Certification Program
Designed to help facilities reduce nonpoint source pollution, or pollution that results from stormwater runoff.
Location: Clinton   NJ     Type: Public  
Contact : Kenneth H. Klipstein   (908) 685-0315 ext. 222  
Email:   kklipstein@raritanbasin.org  

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Transportation

NJ Transit

Resources for train, bus, and light rail. Provides trip planner, deals and discounts to different events for riding public transportation, bicycling options and commuter calculator.
Location: Newark   NJ     Type: Public  
Contact : (973) 275-5555  
Incentives: Yes  

New York City DOT

Department or Program: Staten Island Ferry
News, information, and schedules about riding the ferry.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : 311  
Email: http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/maildot.html  

New York City DOT

Department or Program: Bicyclists
Information about New York City bike share,  biking smart, bike routes, and bike parking.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : 311  
Email: http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/maildot.html  

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Department or Program: Subway and Bus
Information on schedules, maps, fares, and special event schedules.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : For all MTA services, dial 511, the New York State transit and traffic line  
Email: http://mta-nyc.custhelp.com/app/ask  

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Department or Program: Long Island Rail Road: Take a Train to the Game
Serves major stadiums to encourage fans to use public transportation. Information on schedules, maps, fares, and special event schedules. Beat traffic, tolls, parking headaches, and rising gas prices.
Location: Brooklyn   NY     Type: Public  
Contact : For all MTA services, dial 511, the New York State transit and traffic line  
Email: http://mta-nyc.custhelp.com/app/ask  

CitiBike

System of 600 stations and 10,000 bikes, strategically placed across New York City. Used for trips under 3 miles; bikes available 24/7; return bike to any station.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Private  
Contact :
Incentives: Yes  

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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 : 734-214-4767  
Email: smartway_transport@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Waste & Recycling

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Water Conservation

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Department or Program: Information requirements on water metering, water supply audit, water conservation methods
Information requirements on water metering, water supply audit, water conservation methods.
Location: Albany   NY     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: dpaeweb@gw.dec.state.ny.us  
Measurement Tools: Yes

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Department or Program: Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRR) Green Project Reserve (GPR)
Promotes 'green' technologies; awards capitalization grants to address green infrastructure, water or energy efficiency improvements, or other environmentally innovative activities.
Location: Trenton   NJ     Type: Public  
Contact : (866) 337-5669  
Incentives: Yes  

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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

New York City Water Board

Department or Program: Comprehensive Water Reuse Program
Offers a rate reduction for buildings that recycle much of their water and reuse it. Details of the Program are provided in Part VI Section 10 of the NYC Water Board’s Water and Wastewater Rate Schedule.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://www.nyc.gov/portal/site/nycgov/menuitem.cab0ced5cf276e94cbb5668001c789a0/  

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