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


Construction & Demolition Debris

City of Houston

Department or Program: Reuse Warehouse
Provides a space for excess building materials that would otherwise be dumped at local landfills. Accepts materials from individuals, supply companies and builders, to make them freely available for reuse by non-profit organizations.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : General Assistance   (281) 814-3324  
Email: reuse.warehouse@houstontx.gov  

Q Recycling

Department or Program: C&D and Metal Recycling
Customization of a recycling plan for businesses. Company offers free roll-off containers and transportation fee for scrap metal. They also take unprepared and prepared steel, rebar, plate, structural metals, C&D Debris, and more.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : General Assistance   (832) 263-0152  
Incentives: Yes  

Houston-Galveston Area Council

Department or Program: C&D Construction and Demolition Debris Handbook
Offers information on potential savings from construction and demolition debris recycling, plus information on how to recycle and handle certain common construction and demolition materials.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Amy Boyers   (713) 993-2441  
Email: amy.boyers@h-gac.com  
Measurement Tools: Yes

City of Houston

Department or Program: Green Building Resource Center: Construction and Demolition Debris
Provides information and technical assistance on handling Construction and Demolition Debris as well as local locations where construction and demolition debris can be disposed of.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Steve Stelzer, Program Director   (832) 394-9050  
Email: steve.stelzer@houstontx.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Houston Habitat for Humanity

Department or Program: ReStore
Accepts new and gently used building materials of all types from builders and businesses. However, acceptance guidelines are strict. All donations to Houston Habitat for Humanity ReStore are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : Donation Manager   (713) 643-1100  
Email: restore@houstonhabitat.org  
Incentives: Yes  

Houston Habitat for Humanity

Department or Program: ReStore
Accepts new and gently used building materials of all types from builders and businesses. All donations are tax deductable.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Dave Daniels   (713) 643-1100  
Email: ddaniels@houstonhabitat.org  
Incentives: Yes  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Green Building Resource Center: Construction and Demolition Debris
Provides information and technical assistance on handling Construction and Demolition Debris as well as local locations where construction and demolition debris can be disposed of.
Location: Houiston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Daniel Krueger   (832) 395-2511  
Email: pwe.director@houstontx.gov  

Houston-Galveston Area Council

Department or Program: C&D Construction and Demolition Debris Handbook
Offers information on potential savings from construction and demolition debris recycling, plus information on how to recycle and handle certain common construction and demolition materials.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Amy Boyers   (713) 993-2441  
Email: amy.boyers@h-gac.com  
Measurement Tools: Yes

City of Houston

Department or Program: Reuse Warehouse
Provides a space for excess building materials that would otherwise be dumped at local landfills. Accepts materials from individuals, supply companies and builders, to make them freely available for reuse by non-profit organizations.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Harry Hayes   (281) 814-3324  
Email: reuse.warehouse@houstontx.gov  

National Resources

Building Materials Reuse Association

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

Construction & Demolition Recycling Association

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

U.S. Green Building Council

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

Building Green

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

Building Materials Reuse Association

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

Construction Materials Recycling Association

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

U.S. Green Building Council

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

Building Green

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

Electronic Waste

City of Houston

Department or Program: Kingwood Metro transit Recycling Center
Electronic Recycling at the Kingwood Metro Park & Ride 1st Saturday of every month. This facility accepts recyclables at no additional charge to City of Houston residents.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : No Contact  
Email: 3210   West   Lake   Houston   Parkway,   Houston,   TX   77339  

GREENspot DROPoff

FREE recycling of old computers, computer monitors, televisions, laptopns, flat screens, DVD players, keyboards, mice, and most other electronics.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : General Information   (800) 350-3550  
Email: info@greensportdropoff.com  

CompuCycle

Houston's first R2 Certified, EPA-recognized electronic recycling solutions provider. Business focuses on refurbishing equipment for resale, reuse of components and environmentall responsible e-cycling solutions.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   (713) 869-6700; Toll Free: (888) 314-7922  
Email: http://www.compucycle.net/contact-us-form  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Environmental Service Centers (ESCs)
Two locations (ESC North & ESC South) are available to accept Household Hazardous waste and toehr materials such as batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze and electronic was at no additional charge to City of Houston residents.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (713) 551-7355  
Email: ESC   South:   11500   S.   Post   Oak   Rd.,   Houston,   TX   77035;   ESC   North:   5614   Neches   St.,   Houston,   TX   77026  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Westpark Consumer Recyling Center
A drive-through facility for citizens of Houston can drop off their recyclables. This facility accepts recyclables at no additional charge to City of Houston residents.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (713) 837-0311  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Ellington Airport/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center
Electronic Recycling at the Ellington Aurport Recycling Center 2nd Saturday of every month. This facility accepts recyclables at no additional charge to City of Houston residents.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : No Contact  
Email: Located   at   Highway   3   @   Brantly   Ave.,   Houston,   TX   77037  

STS Electronic Recycling Inc.

Handles computer and electronic recycling needs free of charge. STS Electronic Recycling also offers HIPAA, FERPA, FACTA and SOX hard drive data destruction processes.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : General Assistance   (903) 589-3705  
Email: rtucker@stsrecycle.com  

Republic Services

Department or Program: Electronic Waste Disposal
Provides reliable, safe and cost-effective electronic waste collection and recycling. E-waste disposal with Republic Services may vary by location, and typically include: televisions (flat screens and CRTs), computers and telephones (including cell phones), VCRs, DVD and CD players and copiers.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Business Customer Service  
Email: http://www.republicservices.com/corporate/business/customerservice/contact.aspx  

TechnoCycle

Houston's only BAN Certified e-Steward Electronic Recycler. Meets rigorous standards to protect human health and the global environment. Does not send any e-waste to landfills and does not export e-waste to any under developed countries. Handling of recycle and refurbishment of most kinds of end-of-life technological and electronic equipment such as computer equipments, office/business equipment, consumer electronics/media, PDAs, and batteries.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : General Contact   (713) 895-7409  
Email: recycle@technocycle.com  

EPC, Inc.

Department or Program: Electronic Waste Disposal
An e-Steward certified electronics recycler. Recycles electronics to collect precious metals and prevent harmful and highly toxic substances from being released out into the environment. Provides customers minimal risks associated with data security and improper handling of end of life IT assets.
Location: Stafford   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   (800) 235-1046  
Email: http://www.epcusa.com/about-us/contact-us-2/  

EPC, inc.

Department or Program: Electronic Waste Disposal
An e-Steward certified electronics recycler. Recycles electronics to  collect precious metals and prevent harmful and highly toxic substances from being released out into the environment.
Location: Stafford   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : David Beal   (800) 235-1046  
Email: dave.beal@epcusa.com  

TechnoCycle

Houston's only Certified e-Steward Electronic Recycler. Meets rigorous standards to protect human health and the global environment. Does not send any e-waste to landfills and does not export e-waste to any under developed countries.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Wilena Cato   (713) 895-7409 ext.1103  
Email: wilena.cato@technocycle.com  

National Resources

EPA

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

Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.

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

EPA

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

Earth911

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

Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.

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

Energy Efficiency

TXU Energy

Department or Program: Texas Brighten GreenBack Energy-Efficiency Incentives
Offers rebates to business custoemrs who sign up for or renew a 12-month minimum commodity contract with TXU. Righten GreenBack will help identify businesses' most vauluable project. Rebates are available for HVAC equipment, lighting, appliances, programmable thermostats, vending equipment, tankless water heaters, roofing improvements, etc.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   (888) 399-5501  
Email: txuenergy@txu.com   or   http://www.txu.com/contact/email-form.aspx?businessType=sm  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

American Electric Power (AEP)

Department or Program: Commercial Standard Offer Program
Program pays incentives to service providers who install energy efficiency measures in non-residential facilities that are located within AEP's Texas service territories. These facilities must receive their electricity from AEP Texas Central Company, Southwestern Electric Power or AEP Texas North Company. Incentives are paid for both energy and demand savings, and the installed measures must have the potential to reduce peak summer demand by at least 10 kW.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Russell Bego, Commericial Standard Offer Program Coordinator   (361) 881-5710  
Email: rgbego@aep.com  
Incentives: Yes  

CenterPoint Energy

Department or Program: Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs
Incentives to service providers who install energy efficiency measures in commercial or industrial facilities. Program offerings include: advanced lighting, upgrades in new or existing facilities, commericial load management program, haelthcare energy efficiency program, retro-commissioning, sustainable schools program, and Texas SCORE/CitySmart Program.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   (713) 207-2222 or (800) 332-7143  
Incentives: Yes  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Property Tax Abatement for Green Buildings
Partial tax abatement for commercial buildings that meet LEED standards; applicationf or Tax Abatement
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Ketan Inamdar, Tax Abatement Support   (832) 393-0843  
Email: ketan.inamdar@houstontx.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Property Tax Abatement for Green Buildings
Partial tax abatement for commercial buildings that meet LEED standards.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Tim Douglas   (713)-837-9857  
Email: tim.douglass@houstontx.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

CenterPoint Energy

Department or Program: Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs
Incentives to service providers who install energy efficiency measures in large commercial or industrial facilities.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : David Dzerski, Yolanda Slade   (713) 207-3341 (713) 207-7762  
Email: david.dzierski@CenterPointEnergy.com   yolanda.slade@centerpointenergy.com  
Incentives: Yes  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Energy Efficiency Incentive Program
Commercial business owners may apply for funding and incentives (up to $500,000) to offset a portion of the up-front costs for energy efficiency improvements that reduce utility expenses and greenhouse gases.   Project must receive an energy audit from approved firms; retrofitting and energy upgrades must have a $50,000 minimum project cost.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Jennifer Ronk   (281) 363-7901  
Email: eeip@harconline.net  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Fan Engagement

Keep Texas Beautiful

Department or Program: Youth and Educational Programs
Provides educational activities and a patch program that encourages youth to learn more about recycling and engage in waste diversion practices in their community.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : Angela Castilleja, Program Director   (512) 961-5262  
Email: angela@ktb.org  

City of Houston Public Utilities Division

Department or Program: Education and Outreach Program
EPA WaterSense Partner offers public education about Houston's water resources and the City's commitment to protecting public health by providing high quality drinking water. Speakers and educational materials for local events, festivals, businesses and environmental events.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Yvonne Forrest, Senior Assistant Director   (832) 395-3790  
Email: waterworks@houstontx.gov  

Houston Food Bank

Accepts large scale food donations from food industry representatives. Offers information about tax benefits for food donations. Also offers instructions for how to host a food drive.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : John Kreger   (713) 547-8673  
Email: jkreger@houstonfoodbank.org  
Incentives: Yes  

North Fort Bend Water Authority

Department or Program: Mobile Teaching Lab
Provides a mobile educational resource to raise a greater understanding of water, awareness about water conservation and efficiency issues. This resource is available for special community events.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Pam Lightbody, NFBWA Bookkeeper   (713) 934-9110  
Email: http://www.nfbwa.com/contact/index.html  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Green Houston
"I Care" compaign to encourage Texan employees to recycle at Reliant Stadium. In addition, Houston Texans announced a new initiative with Waste Management, Aramark and Recycle America that will allow fans to begin recycling during Texans and Astros home games beginning in August.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact :

Save Water Texas

Department or Program: Don?t Be A Texas Water Hog
Provides interactive puzzles, games, and teaching materials for educational purposes to help educate children to conserve water in Texas.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Linn Smyth, Publications and Program Materials  
Email: lsmyth@savewatertexas.com  

Houston Food Bank

Department or Program: Industry Food Donations
Accepts large scale food donations from food industry representatives. Offers information about tax benefits for food donations. Also offers instructions for how to host a food drive.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : John Kreger   (713) 547-8673  
Email: jkreger@houstonfoodbank.org  

City of Houston Public Utilities Division

Department or Program: Education and Outreach Program
EPA WaterSense Partner offers public education about Houston's water supply, water science, and water treatment.  Speakers and educational materials for local events, festivals, businesses and environmental events.  Welcomes visitors to its WaterWorks Education Center.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Yvonne Forrest   (832) 395-3790  

Keep Texas Beautiful

Department or Program: Youth and Educational Programs
Provides educational activities and a patch program that encourages youth to learn more about recycling and engage in waste diversion practices in their community.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Cathie Gail   (512) 961-5263  
Email: cathie@ktb.org  

Save Water Texas

Department or Program: Don’t Be A Texas Water Hog
Provides interactive puzzles, games, and program materials for educational purposes.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Barbara Payne  
Email: http://www.savewatertexas.com/contact.php  

North Fort Bend Water Authority

Department or Program: Mobile Teaching Lab
Provides a mobile educational resource to raise awareness about water conservation and efficiency issues. This resource is available for special community events.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Pam Lightbody   (713) 934-9110  

National Resources

Food Donation

Houston Food Bank

Department or Program: Industry Food Donations
Accepts large scale food donations from food industry representatives. The Houston Food Bank accepts perishable, dry or bulk products that are: unlabeled or mislabeled, rejected but still safe for human consumption or use, close-dated items, etc. Also offers instructions for how to host a food drive.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : John Kreger   (713) 547-8673  
Email: jkreger@houstonfoodbank.org  
Incentives: Yes  

Houston Food Bank

Department or Program: Industry Food Donations
Accepts large scale food donations from food industry representatives. Offers information about tax benefits for food donations. Also offers instructions for how to host a food drive.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : John Kreger   (713) 547-8673  
Email: jkreger@houstonfoodbank.org    
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Rock and wrap it up! inc.

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

General Assistance - Energy

City of Houston

Department or Program: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Tax Abatement
Partial tax abatement for investment in new or refurbished commercial facilities obtaining LEED certification. Tax abatement is effective for up to 10 years, and increases with higher LEED certification standards.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Houston Permitting Center   (832) 394-9050  
Incentives: Yes  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Green Building Resource Center: Energy and Atmosphere
Technical assistance and information on how to conserve energy, implement renewable energy strategies, incorporate benchmarking, and use energy efficient products.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Houston Permitting Center   (832) 394-9050  

ENERGY STAR

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: Dallas   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : ENERGY STAR Hotline   (888) STAR-YES / (888) 782-7937  
Email: http://energystar.supportportal.com/ics/support/ticketnewwizard.asp?style=classic  

Texas State Energy Conservation Office

Department or Program: Energy Sources
Information and resources on various renewable energy sources including solar power, wind energy, hydropower, ocean power, geothermal energy, and hydrogen energy.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Pam Groce, Renewable Energy   (512) 463-1889  
Email: pam.groce@cpa.state.tx.us  

Texas State Energy Conservation Office

Department or Program: Energy Sources
Technical support and information on various renewable energy sources including solar power, wind energy, hydropower, ocean power, geothermal energy, and hydrogen energy.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Juline Ferris   (512) 936-9283  
Email: juline.ferris@cpa.state.tx.us  

EPA Region 6

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: Dallas   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Clovis Steib, Ruben Casso   (214) 665-7566, (214) 665-6763  
Email: Steib.clovis@elpa.gov   Casso.ruben@epa.gov  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Green Building Resource Center: Energy and Atmosphere
Technical assistance and information on how to conserve energy, implement renewable energy strategies, incorporate benchmarking, and use energy efficient products.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Daniel Krueger   (832) 395-2511  
Email: pwe.director@houstontx.gov  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Tax Abatement
Partial tax abatement for investment in new or refurbished commercial facilities obtaining LEED certification.  Tax abatement is effective for up to 10 years, and increases with higher LEED certification standards.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Daniel Krueger   (832) 395-2511  
Email: pwe.director@houstontx.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

SWEEP: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

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

EPA

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

SWEEP: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

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

U.S. Department of Energy

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

WSU Extension Energy Program

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

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)

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

Energy Solutions Center, Inc. (ESC)

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

Food Service Technology Center

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

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

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

The Climate Trust

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

EPA

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

SWEEP: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

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

US Dept. of Energy

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

WSU Extension Energy Program

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

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)

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

Energy Solutions Center, Inc. (ESC)

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

Food Service Technology Center

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

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

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

The Climate Trust

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

The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)

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

General Assistance - Other Topics

Keep Texas Beautiful

Department or Program: KTB Green Events Toolkit
An informational guide to maximizing sustainability at events, which includes promoting recycling and leaving a venue litter-free. Toolkit is suitable for fairs, festivals, sports events, picnics and barbecues, movies and plays, and any community activity.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact :

City of Houston

Department or Program: Green Office Challenge
A friendly competition using Mayoral and media recognition to acknowledge commercial property managers' achievements in greening their operations. Promotes sustainability and ENERGY STAR and LEED certification. Provides technical assistance in energy, waste, water, transportation, engagement and outreach to help businesses improve their operations.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information  
Email: iclei-usa@iclei.org  
Incentives: Yes  

Houston Habitat for Humanity

Department or Program: ReStore
Offers new and like-new donated and recycled building materials including furniture, paint, cabinetry and more at discounted prices. Proceeds go toward eliminating substandard housing in Houston.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Information   (713) 671-9993  
Email: info@houstonhabitat.org  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Green Office Challenge
A friendly competition using Mayoral and media recognition to acknowledge commercial property managers' achievements in greening their operations. Promotes sustainability and ENERGY STAR and LEED certification. Provides technical assistance in energy, waste, water, transportation, engagement and outreach to help businesses improve their operations.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Laura Spanjian   (832) 293-0849  
Email: 0laura.spanjian@houstontx.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

State of Texas Alliance for Recycling

Department or Program: Green Events
Provides a guide instructing event operators on how to divert and recycle the most waste possible at events.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Fred Ecoff   (281) 372-7010  
Email: ecoff@abitibibowater.com  

Keep Texas Beautiful

Department or Program: "Green Event" Toolkit
Provides an informational guide to maximizing sustainability at events, incl. promoting recycling and leaving a venue litter-free.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Cathie Gail   (512) 961-5263  
Email: cathie@ktb.org  

National Resources

Environmental Paper Network

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

Greenbiz

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

General Assistance - Waste & Recycling

Green Houston

Department or Program: Commercial Waste Reduction
Provides a "Commercial Pick" Decision Tool to tailor a set of program options that can be organized into local plan. The tool identifies program and case studies from similar communities that have implemented successul commericial waste reduction programs. Website also includes links to energy efficiency, recycling/waste disposal.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : General Assistance   311 / For outside Houston: (713) 837-0311  
Email: 311@houstontx.gov  

Solid Waste Solutions, CORP.

Department or Program: Services
Assists with reducing high disposal costs, finding alternative treatment technologies, planning for a new facility, and searching for beneficial use for by-products. Provides waste audits, waste management and recycling plans, training, on-site personnel, management and oversight of vendors, innovative treatment technology, beneficial reuse, LEED, and deconstruction services.
Location: Evanston   IL     Type: Private  
Contact : Peter Lobin, Partner   (773) 251-3724  
Email: peterlobin@wasteaudit.com  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Prime Waste Solution

Provides consulting solutions in waste and recycling. Assist businesses reduce overall costs iin these areas by finding the best solution.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : General Assistance   (832) 900-8100  
Email: contact@primewaste.com  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Solid Waste Solutions, CORP.

Department or Program: Services
Assists with reducing high disposal costs, finding alternative treatment technologies, planning for a new facility, and searching for beneficial use for by-products. Provides waste audits, waste management and recycling plans, training, on-site personnel, management and oversight of vendors, innovative treatment technology, beneficial reuse, LEED, and deconstruction services.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Candace Seger   (713) 817-1062  
Email: cseger@wasteaudit.com  
Measurement Tools: Yes

National Resources

Ecocycle

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

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

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

StopWaste

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

Ecocycle

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

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

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

StopWaste

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

National Restaurant Association

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

General Assistance - Water

City of Houston

Department or Program: Public Utilities Division
Oversees drinking and wastewater operations for the city to ensure that standards of public health, environmental protection, and customer service are upheld. Can provide information regarding Houston's wastewater and drinking water operations.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Help & Information   311 or (713) 837-0311  
Email: 311@houstontx.gov  

Texas Water Matters

Department or Program: Water Conservation/ Water Use
Provides information about water conservation plans in cities throughout the state and discusses water conservation issues particular to the state of Texas. Also provides tips and resources regarding water conservation and water use on an industry and individual scale.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : Scott Jones   General Project Contact: (512) 476-9805, Regional Contact: (281) 332-3381  
Email: info@texaswatermatters.org   sjones@galv.bay.org  

North Harris County

Department or Program: Water District Management
Provides information on water conservation and water processes, such as wastewater management and water systems.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Andrew Phelps   (281) 376-8802  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Public Utilities Division
Oversees drinking and wastewater operations for the city to ensure that standards of public health, environmental protection, and customer service are upheld. Can provide information regarding Houston's wastewater and drinking water operations.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Jun Chang P.E  
Email: PUDDeputyDirector@houstontx.gov  

National Resources

General Assistance -Other Topics

Keep Texas Beautiful

Department or Program: KTB Green Events Toolkit
An informational guide to maximizing sustainability at events, which includes promoting recycling and leaving a venue litter-free. Toolkit is suitable for fairs, festivals, sports events, picnics and barbecues, movies and plays, and any community activity.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact :

City of Houston

Department or Program: Green Office Challenge
A friendly competition using Mayoral and media recognition to acknowledge commercial property managers' achievements in greening their operations. Promotes sustainability and ENERGY STAR and LEED certification. Provides technical assistance in energy, waste, water, transportation, engagement and outreach to help businesses improve their operations.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information  
Email: iclei-usa@iclei.org  
Incentives: Yes  

Houston Habitat for Humanity

Department or Program: ReStore
Offers new and like-new donated and recycled building materials including furniture, paint, cabinetry and more at discounted prices. Proceeds go toward eliminating substandard housing in Houston.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Information   (713) 671-9993  
Email: info@houstonhabitat.org  

National Resources

Environmental Paper Network

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

Green Cleaning

Best Care Cleaning Service

Department or Program: Green Cleaning
"Green cleaning" program helps commercial customers improve their sustainable practices and comply with LEED Certification Standards by using fewer chemicals, less water, and equipment with filters to improve air quality. Also consults with businesses seeking to implement their own Green Cleaning Programs.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : General Assisstance   (713) 429-1318 / Toll Free (877) 694-3319  
Email: info@bestcarecleaning.comÿ  

ServiceMaster Advantage

Department or Program: Green Cleaning
Green cleaning services with green cleaning products. Products used are certified by four leading auditorsL Envirodesic, Environmental Choice, Green Seal, and Eco-Label.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   South Office, (281) 332-3900; North Office, (713) 722-9088  

Green Efficient

Department or Program: Green Janitorial Services
LEED-trained employees provide efficient, eco-friendly products and services to commercial clients, incl. restroom sanitation without harmful chemicals, frequent air filter changes to maintain indoor air quality, and client cost-savings through cleaning-related water conservation, energy efficiency and recycling.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : General Information   (281) 810-2015  
Email: salesinquiryonline@greenefficient.com  

AMS Carpet Cleaning

Department or Program: Green Cleaning
Provides commercial cleaning services using products that are safe, natural, non-toxic, biodegradable, free of hazardous ingredients, and/or contain low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's). Services include residential and commercial carpet cleaning and water damage restoration.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : General Assistance   (713) 510-3305  
Email: http://www.amscarpetcleaninghouston.com/contact.html  

Starlight Cleaning Service

Department or Program: Green Cleaning
Helps commercial businesses reach LEED certification by only using cleaning products that are free of any carcinogens, low toxicity, low VOC, biodegradable, renewable, and have recyclable packaging. Provides commercial janitorial services and construction cleaning.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : General Information   (214) 363-1517 / Toll Free: (877) 663-7727  
Email: info@starlightcleaning.com  

AMB Building Value

Department or Program: AMB Green Care
AMB GreenCare includes cleaning, recycling, energy services and other sustainable processes that help: maintain and improve the community and the environment, protect property's value and reduce energy use to lower utility and operating costs, Keep employees more content, healthy and productive, and enhance you company's bottom line. Offers commercial business cleaning services using only Green Seal-certified environmentally preferable products, recycled paper products, and vacuums certified by the Carpet & Rug Institute's Green Label Program. Offers technical assistance for creating the most sustainable facility cleaning processes possible.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : General Information   (800) 874-0780  
Email: http://www.abm.com/pages/contact-us.aspx?f=1  

Houston Habitat for Humanity

Department or Program: ReStore
Offers new and like-new donated and recycled building materials including furniture, paint, cabinetry and more at discounted prices. Proceeds go toward eliminating substandard housing in Houston.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Dave Daniels   (713) 643-1100  
Email: ddaniels@houstonhabitat.org  

AMB Building Value

Department or Program: AMB Green Care
Offers commercial business cleaning services using only Green Seal-certified environmentally preferable products,  recycled paper products, and vacuums certified by the Carpet & Rug Institute's Green Label Program. Offers technical assistance for creating the most sustainable facility cleaning processes possible.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : (713) 776-5100  

Starlight Cleaning Service

Department or Program: Green Cleaning
Helps commercial businesses reach LEED certification by only using cleaning products that are free of any carcinogens, low toxicity, low VOC, biodegradable, renewable, and have recyclable packaging. Provides commercial janitorial services and construction cleaning.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : (214) 363-1517  
Email: info@starlightcleaning.com  

AMS Carpet Cleaning

Department or Program: Green Cleaning
Provides commercial cleaning services using products that are safe, natural, non-toxic, biodegradable, free of hazardous ingredients, and/or contain low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's).
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : (713) 510-3305  

Green Efficient

Department or Program: Green Janitorial Services
LEED-trained employees provide efficient, eco-friendly products and services to commercial clients, incl. restroom sanitation without harmful chemicals, frequent air filter changes to maintain indoor air quality, and client cost-savings through cleaning-related water conservation, energy efficiency and recycling.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : (866) 599-0272  

Best Care Cleaning Service

Department or Program: Green Cleaning
"Green cleaning" program helps commercial customers improve their sustainable practices and comply with LEED Certification Standards by using fewer chemicals, less water, and equipment with filters to improve air quality. Also consults with businesses seeking to implement their own Green Cleaning Programs.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : (713) 429-1318  
Email: info@bestcarecleaning.com   

National Resources

EPA

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

Green Seal

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

EPA

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

Green Seal

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

Green Energy

American Electric Power (AEP TCC & AEP TNC)

Department or Program: SMART Source Solar PV Program
Offers rebates to any customer that installs photovoltaic (PV) systems on homes or other buildings. Rebates for program year 2014 has a total amount of $180,000 for non-residential customers in AEP-TCC and $72,900 for non-residential in AEP-TNC
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Anne Castello, Service Provider/project application support; Cece Hyslop, Service Provider/project application support   Anne Castello, (512) 372-8778 x 127; Cece Hyslop (210) 846-3120  
Email: acastello@frontierassoc.com   or   chyslop@frontierassoc.com  
Incentives: Yes  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Green Building Resource Center: Solar Strategies
Technical assistance and information on solar technology options, benefits for businesses, and installations at local large-scale commercial buildings.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Houston Permitting Center   (713) 837-0311  
Email: 311@houstontx.gov  

Green Mountain Energy

Department or Program: Business Solutions
Provides businesses with unique, customized sustainable energy strategies. Green Mountain offers cost-competitive renewable energy and assist in earning Green Power Points for LEED certification.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Business Customer Service   (855) GMEC-BIZ / (855) 463-2249  
Email: solutions@greenmountain.com  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Green Building Resource Center: Wind Energy
Information and resources on wind energy technologies and tips in lowering energy costs.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Houston Permitting Center   (713) 837-0311  
Email: 311@houstontx.gov  

State of Texas

Department or Program: Franchise Tax Credit for Clean Energy Projects
Offers a franchise tax credit for up to three clean energy projects. The total amount fo the credit to be issued to an entity is the lesser of $100 million or ten percent of the total capital cost of the the project. The credit can be carried forward for no more than 20 consecutive years. The entity designated in the certificate fo compliance for a clean energy project may assignt he credit to one or more taxabale entities. The credit cannot be reassigned to another taxable entity.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Comptroller of Public Accounts   (800) 252-1381  
Email: tax.help@cpa.state.tx.us  
Incentives: Yes  

State Energy Conservation Office

Department or Program: Texas Tax Code Incentives for Renewable Energy
The state offers a 100 percent property tax exemption on the appraised value of an on-site solar, wind or biomass power generating device. Franchise tax exemption is extended to manufacturers, sellers, or installers of solar energy devices. Also, Texas allows a deduction from margin apportioned for the purchase and use of certain solar energy devices in Texas.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Comptroller of Public Accounts, Tax Policy Division   Franchise Tax, (800) 252-1382; Property Tax, (800) 252-9121 x 5-9999  
Email: tax.help@cpa.state.tx.us  
Incentives: Yes  

State of Texas

Department or Program: Renewable Energy Systems Property Tax Exemption
Property tax exemption for amount of the appraised property value that arises from a solar or wind-powered energy device.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : (800) 531-5441 Ext.5-9806, (512) 305-9806  
Email: tax.help@cpa.state.tx.us  
Incentives: Yes  

State of Texas

Department or Program: Solar and Wind Energy Device Franchise Tax Deduction
Corporations may deduct cost of a solar energy device from the franchise tax:  deduction equal to 10% of the amortized cost of the system.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : (800) 252-1381  
Incentives: Yes  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Green Building Resource Center: Wind Energy
Technical assistance and information on wind energy technologies and economic advantages for businesses.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Daniel Kruege   (832) 395-2511  
Email: pwe.director@houstontx.gov  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Green Building Resource Center: Solar Strategies
Technical assistance and information on solar technology options, benefits for businesses, and installations at local large-scale commercial buildings.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Daniel Krueger   (832) 395-2511  
Email: pwe.director@houstontx.gov  

National Resources

EPA

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

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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

Commercial Building Tax Deduction Coalition

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

Center for Resource Solutions

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

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

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

Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE)

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

Solar Energy International (SEI)

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

EPA

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

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

Center for Resource Solutions

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

DSIRE

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

Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE)

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

Solar Energy International (SEI)

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

Green Purchasing

Lets Go Green

Department or Program: Green Products
Sells eco-friendly green products for every home, office or business. Products include paper, lighting, cleaning, trash bags, utensils, cups, BPA-free Bottles, Pest Control, household, and supplies made in the USA.
Location: Conyers   GA     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service/Ordering  
Email: http://letsgogreen.biz/pages/contact.html  

Green Building Supply

Offers high quality, well tested, natural and ecofiendly building products at reasonable prices. All green building materials meet the following criteria: Non-toxic and safe, renewable, recycled or upcycled, Energy-efficient and Energy Star compliant, meet or exceed US or European environmental standards, good reputation in the industry, personally tested byt he company.
Location: Fairfield   IA     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   (800) 405-0222  
Email: http://www.greenbuildingsupply.com/Email-Us  

The Detering Company

Department or Program: Green Building Products
Supplies eco-building products and professionally trained staff to offer information and advice on cost-effective green building products.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   (713) 869-3761  
Email: customer_service@detering.com  

The Detering Company

Department or Program: Green Building Products
Supplies eco-building products and professionally trained staff to offer information and advice on cost-effective green building products.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : (713) 869-3761  
Email: customer_service@detering.com  

Green Building Source

Sells products consisting of eco-friendly and environmentally preferable building materials, toilets, sinks, flooring, cabinets, and appliances. Also provides technical assistance to identify beneficial products for individual renovation projects. Recent projects have shown a 40% reduction in summer utility bill, and increased energy efficiency and indoor air quality.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : (281) 298-0400  
Email: charles@greenbuilderssource.com  

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Grainger Industrial Supply

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

EPA

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

EPA

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

EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)

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

Environmental Paper Network

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

National Association of State Procurement Officials

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

ConServe: National Restaurant Association

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

Responsible Purchasing Network

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

EPA

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

EPA

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

EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)

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

Environmental Paper Network

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

Green Seal

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

National Association of State Procurement Officials

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

Responsible Purchasing Network

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

Green Sports Cleaning

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Groundskeeping

The Groundskeeper

Environmentally sound maintenance practices, professional water management, and proactive improvement advice. Services also include landscape construction, irrigation, and tree care. Using emerging industry technologies and make only recommendations that are sustainable and provide actual value to properties. Electronic billing is available.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   (512) 462-2311  

The Ground Up

Dedicated to teaching communities how to build more healthy, beautiful, sustainable lawns, gardens & landscapes. Procedures and services are completely organic. Analysis of grounds and soil will provide a customized prescription for your landscaping needs and guarantees that it is 100% organic and safe.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Andrew Jobe, Consultant   (832) 217-7972  
Email: andrew.jobe@thegroundup.com  

Pampered Lawns

Provides sustainable, hybrid, and conventional programs to service commercial, residential, & federal properties. Services offer customized maintenance programs, irrigation installation & repair, tree care management, new landscape installation, compost top dressing, and sustainable design. Pampered Lawns are certified with National Wildlife Federation for wildlife landscaping professional, TNLA, and TCEQ
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   (713) 682-7442  

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EPA

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

Center for Integrated Pest Management

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

EPA

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

EPA

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

Center for Integrated Pest Management

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

Landfill Trash

City of Houston

Department or Program: Solid Waste Management Department
Provides technical assistance to the citizens of Houston through the collection, disposal and recycling of discarded material in a manner that is safe, efficient, environmentally sound and cost-effective.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Harry Hayes, Director   311  
Email: swddirector@houstontx.gov  

Lone Star Disposal, LP

Facility incorporates receyling/landfill diversion into its operations. Waste is delivered to site for disposal, and recyclables a are salvaged from waste stream. Disposal practices are accomplished by their environmental commitment.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Dee Ann Hill or Steve Meyer, Sales Professional   (281) 810-9494  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Solid Waste Management Department
Provides technical assistance to the citizens of Houston on ways to reduce landfill trash.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Harry Hayes  
Email: swddirector@houstontx.gov  

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Waste360

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

Waste Management Sustainability Services

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

Waste360

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

Waste Management Sustainability Services

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

Multimedia Pollution Prevention

The Zero Waste Network

A regional center dedicated to protecting the environment by helping companies becoem more efficient. Provide rools to reduce production costs by lowering environmental impact. Also, provide assistance directly to facilities by showing them how they can save money by eliminating waste.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : General Assistance   (512) 904-2281 x 273  
Email: http://www.zerowastenetwork.org/ask/cfmailForm.cfm  

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Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

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

Organic Waste

New Earth Soils & Compost

Provides on-site brush recycling and removal. Also provides organics disposal, composting, biosolids recycling, and brush grinding services. Works with waste disposal companies to reduce disposal costs. Provides technical assistance about the processes involved in composting.
Location: Conroe   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Ronnie Fletcher or Jeff Sanders, Sales   (936) 756-4846  
Email: rfletcher@newearthcompost.com   or   jsanders@newearthcompost.com  

Texas Disposal Systems

Provides unique and cost-saving alternatives to the disposal or sanitary sewer discharge of organic-based process wastes. The composting division, Texas Organic Products (TOP), manges waste streams from institutional customers, food and beverage processors and other opeations that may produce a usable by-product.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Care   (800) 375-8375 or (512) 421-1300  
Email: customercare@texasdisposal.com  

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Department or Program: Composting and Mulching
Provides guidelines and technical assistance regarding composting requirements, permitting obligations, and permit exemptions.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Texas Office of Waste Main Line   (512) 239-2300  
Email: mswper@tceq.texas.gov  

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Department or Program: Composting and Mulching
Provides guidelines and technical assistance regarding composting requirements, permitting obligations, and permit exemptions.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Brent Wade   (512) 239-6566  
Email: mswper@tceq.texas.gov  

New Earth Soils & Compost

Provides on-site brush recycling and removal. Also provides organics disposal, composting, biosolids recycling, and brush grinding services. Works with waste disposal companies to reduce disposal costs. Provides technical assistance about the processes involved in composting.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Rob Smith   (936) 756-4846  
Email: rsmith@newearthcompost.com  

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Waste360

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

EPA

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

Biodegradable Products Institute

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

FindAComposter.com

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

Biodegradable Products Institute

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

FindAComposter.com

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

Waste360

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

Recycling

City of Houston

Department or Program: Business Recycling Program
City of Houston offers small to mid-size businesses curbside recycling for a fee. The program offers convenient bi-weekly collection with in the terms of three (3), six (6) or (1) year term.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Business Recycling Team   (713) 837-9179  
Email: businessrecyclingteam@houstontx.gov  

EcoRewards Recycling

Recycling programs turns recycling waste into revenue. EcoRewards provide a cost-effective, easy-to-maintain recycling solution. Resources include a recyling environmental impact calendar, a free waste audit, employee training program, customized equipment assesment, and market-based rebates.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service Team   (800) 874-1301  
Email: http://www.ecorewards.com/form/ContactUs.asp  

Houston-Galveston Area Council

Department or Program: Large Venue Recycling
Provides informational materials and general assistance regarding recycling at large events. Also provides links to toolkits and event guides with information on creating green and sustainable events.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Erin Livingston, Recycling; Cheryl mergo, Recycling   Erin Livingston, (832) 681-2525; Cheryl Mergo, (713) 993-4520  
Email: Erin.Livingston@h-gac.com   or   Cheryl.Mergo@h-gac.com  

State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR)

Department or Program: Gulf Coast Recycling Council
Provide information necessary for proper recycling and waste diversion.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General Information   Information available upon request: http://recyclingstar.org/councils-and-partners/gulf-coast-recycling-council.html  
Email: info@recyclingSTAR.org  

State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR)

Department or Program: STAR Annual Recycling and Sustainability Summit
An annual education and networking event that brings together professionals improving waste minimization efforts in Texas. The only conference in the state dedicated to recycling and sustainability issues.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (512) 828-6409  
Email: info@recyclingSTAR.org  

State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR)

Department or Program: Gulf Coast Recycling Council
Provides regional information and technical assistance to help businesses in the greater Houston/Galveston Area start a new recycling program, improve an existing one, and find information about recyclable materials.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :

State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR)

Department or Program: Bin Grant Program
Provides recycling bins and technical assistance to underserved or rural communities across the state. Provided over 500 bins in 2012 alone to jumpstart recycling programs at schools and universities.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (512) 828-6409  
Email: info@recyclingSTAR.org  

Houston-Galveston Area Council

Department or Program: Large Venue Recycling
Provides informational materials and general technical assistance regarding recycling at large events. Also provides links to toolkits and event guides with information on creating the most sustainable events possible.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: pUBLIC  
Contact : Cheryl Mergo   (713) 993-4520  
Email: cheryl.mergo@h-gac.com  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Tree Waste/ Junk Waste Program
Curbside pickup and recycling for tree waste and junk waste (furniture, appliances, and other bulky materials).
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Harry Hayes  
Email: swddirector@houstontx.gov  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Business Recycling Program
Low-cost, no-sort recycling services for businesses.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : (713) 837-9179  
Email: businessrecyclingteam@houstontx.gov  

State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR)

Department or Program: STAR Annual Recycling and Sustainability Summit
An annual education and networking event that brings together professionals improving waste minimization efforts in Texas. The only conference in the state dedicated to recycling and sustainability issues.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Fred Ecoff   (281) 372-7010  
Email: ecoff@abitibibowater.com  

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Ecocycle

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

Casella

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

Waste360

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

Earth911

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

Casella

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

Waste360

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

National Restaurant Association

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

Stormwater

City of Houston

Department or Program: Houston Storm Water Management Program
The Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) designs and constructs Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) in order to provide increased levels of flood protection for Houston and its citizens. Information of stormwater runoff compliance is available.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Rod McCrary, PE, SWMP Manager  
Email: rod.mccrary@aecom.com  

Harris County Flood Control District

Information on property management and/or maintenance for successful implementaiton of flood damage reduction. Other resources available for ways to protect local watersheds and compliances for new properties.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Main Office   (713) 684-4000  
Email: http://hcfcd.org/contactemail.asp  

Clean Water Clear Choice

Information and quality requirements for storm water quality controls and management for new development and significant redevelopment.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Daniel Krueger, Director of Public Works and Engineering   (832) 395-2511  

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Transportation

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, Texas

Department or Program: Discounted Metro Q Fare for students, seniors, medicare cardholders and the disabled.
Offers different discount and incentives when using the METRO Q Fare Cards for students, seniors, medicare cardholders and the disabled. Registration is required for some groups.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : RideStore Contact   (713) 739-6968  
Incentives: Yes  

Metro Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX

Department or Program: METRO RideSponsor Program
Companies can sign on as Metro RideSponsor and will be able to manage METRO Q Fare Cards for employees while taking advantge of tax benefits asscociated with employee transit programs and payroll deductions for transit fares. Metro Authority will assist in creating a program that is a benefit for business employees and to businesses.
Location: Houstong   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : General Inquiries   (713) 739-3795  
Email: rs15@ridemetro.org  
Incentives: Yes  

Texans Bowl Bus

Shuttle service to every AFC game and back for less than the cost of gas and parking.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : General Information   (855) 725-5928  
Email: info@bowlbus.com  

Houston B-cycle

Membership and fee-based bike-sharing program serving the downtown Houston area. Bike sharing system is intended to be used for short trips in and around downtown Houston. Bikes can be returned tot he same or other station when done. Bikes are used as rentals, bikes used for over 60 minutes will be charged additional fees. Online program tracks members' bike-share carbon emissions reductions.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : General Information   (713) 865-3662  
Email: info@houstonbikeshare.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Houston B-cycle

Membership and fee-based bike-sharing program serving the greater Houston area. Online program tracks members' bike-share carbon emissions reductions.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : (713) 865-3662  
Email: info@houstonbikeshare.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, Texas

Offers service around the greater Houston area, with routes near the Houston Toyota Center and Reliant Stadium.  Introduced a sustainability plan in their FY 2013 Report, to address financial, social, and environmental responsibility.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Gilbert Garcia   (713) 635-4000  

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

EPA

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

Waste & Recycling

Prime Waste Solution

Provides consulting solutions in waste and recycling. Assist businesses reduce overall costs iin these areas by finding the best solution.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : General Assistance   (832) 900-8100  
Email: contact@primewaste.com  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Green Houston

Department or Program: Commercial Waste Reduction
Provides a "Commercial Pick" Decision Tool to tailor a set of program options that can be organized into local plan. The tool identifies program and case studies from similar communities that have implemented successul commericial waste reduction programs. Website also includes links to energy efficiency, recycling/waste disposal.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : General Assistance   311 / For outside Houston: (713) 837-0311  
Email: 311@houstontx.gov  

Houston Waste Solutions

Offers many different Waste Management Solutions in all areas of waste hauling, recycling, equipment rentals and sales, nightly hand pick-up services, document destructions ervices, and medical waste service.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : Customer Service   (281) 999-0030  
Email: http://www.houstonwastesolutions.net/contact-us/  

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Water Conservation

Texas Living Waters Project.

Department or Program: Water Conservation/ Water Use
Provides information about water conservation plans in cities throughout the state and discusses water conservation issues particular to the state of Texas. Also provides tips and resources regarding water conservation and water use on an industry and individual scale.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : National Wildlife Federation, South Central Regional Office; Lone star chaper of the sierra club.   National Wildlife federation South Regiioal Office, Lone Star Chapter of Sierra Club, (512) 476-9805 ; Lone Star Chapter of Sierra Club, (512) 477-1729  
Email: http://texaslivingwaters.org/contact-directions/  

City of Houston – Public Works & Engineering Department

Department or Program: Consumption Awareness Program (CAP)
Provides consumersÿwith tools to help better manageÿmonthly waterÿusage and bill, including: weekly summary email; usage manager; alerts and emails; usage comparisons; usage calculator; and more.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : General Assistance   (713) 371-1400  
Email: ucscomm@houstontx.gov  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Texas Water Development Board

Department or Program: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Resources
Provides technical assistance, informational brochures, and workshops to businesses across the state. Also offers water conservation loan programs and tax incentives to commercial businesses.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : John Sutton, ICI Water Conservation Programs, Drough Response   (512) 463-7847  
Email: john.sutton@twdb.texas.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District

Department or Program: Conservation
Supports water conservation education for children and water use reduction in restaurants. Lone Star Water convenes dozens of water professionals throughout the area as the Gulf Coast/Montgomery County Water Efficiency Network. Site provides conservation tips and technical assistance for efforts to reduce water waste.
Location: Conroe   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (936) 494-3436  
Email: http://www.lonestargcd.org/about-us/contact-us/  

Waterwise Texas

Offer insightful information to nursery industry professionals, municipalities, and water management entities to espouse and promote water-wise landscaping, gardening, and irrigation principles.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information  
Email: http://www.waterwisetexas.org/contact-us  

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Department or Program: Water Conservation
Water conservation/drought contingency plan for new water right or an amendment to an existing water right. Determination is made through reviewing the applicant's water conservation plan and if state water are reasonable and necessary for the proposed use(s).
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Office of Water   (512) 239-6696  

North Harris County Regional Water Authority

Department or Program: Conservation
Provides useful water conservation tips and educational materials .
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Jimmie Schindewolf   (281) 440-3924  
Email: jschindewolf@nhcrwa.com  

Lone Star Water Conservation District

Department or Program: Conservation
Provides tips and technical assistance re: water-conserving plants and landscaping; water use reduction in restaurants; water professional networking and education; water conservation education for children; dealing with land subsidence due to groundwater use;  and other efforts to reduce water waste.
Location: Type: Public  
Contact : Kathy Turner   (936) 494-3436  
Email: kjones@lonstargcd.org  

Texas Water Development Board

Department or Program: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Resources
Provides technical assistance, informational brochures, and workshops to businesses across the state. Also offers water conservation loan programs and tax incentives to commercial businesses.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : John Sutton   (512) 463-7955  
Email: john.sutton@twdb.texas.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Department or Program: Office of Water
Provides water conservation tips for saving water, rainwater collection and treatment, and related programs.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : L'Oreal W. Stepney   (512) 239-1321  
Email: ac@tceq.texas.gov  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Consumer Awareness Program (CAP)
Provides consumers with tools to help better manage monthly water usage and bill, including:  weekly summary email; usage manager; alerts and emails; usage comparisons; usage calculator; and more.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : (713) 371-1400  
Email: ucscomm@houstontx.gov  
Measurement Tools: Yes

National Resources

EPA

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

Food Service and Technology Center

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

American Water Works Association

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

Water – Use It Wisely

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

EPA

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

Food Service and Technology Center

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

American Water Works Association

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

Water – Use It Wisely

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

Water Re-Use

Texas Water Development Board

Department or Program: Water Reuse/ Rainwater Harvest
Provides technical assistance in the areas of water re-use and rainwater harvest for businesses in Texas.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : General Questions   (512) 463-7847  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Green Office Challenge
Information and resources for water saving and stormwater treatment technologies, many of which are low-cost.ÿEPA's Portfolio Manager tool to help track the water use to understand what your business would need to make improvements on
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : General Questions  
Email: iclei-usa@iclei.org  

Texas Water Development Board

Department or Program: Water Reuse/ Rainwater Harvest
Provides technical assistance in the areas of water re-use and rainwater harvest for businesses in Texas.
Location: Austin   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Comer Tuck   (512) 463-7955  
Email: comer.tuck@twdb.texas.gov  

City of Houston

Department or Program: Green Building Resource Center: Water Efficiency
Information and resources for water saving and stormwater treatment technologies, many of which are low-cost.
Location: Houston   Tex     Type: Public  
Contact :

Clean Water Clear Choice

Department or Program: Professional
Provides tools for stormwater compliance in construction, development, and industry.  Also posts informational news and events related to water management in the region.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Public  
Contact : Daniel Krueger   (832) 395-2511  
Email: pwe.director@houstontx.gov  

National Resources

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