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


Construction & Demolition Debris

City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation

Department or Program: Construction & Demolition Recycling Guide
Lists recycling and reuse options for construction and demolition. Gives recycle rate percentages, available services, and contact information.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Neil Guglielmo   (213) 485-2260  

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Department or Program: Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling
Database for construction and demolition recycling needs. Search desired product to be recycled and current location to find best recycling options for venue.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : (916) 341-6489  
Email:   condemo@calrecycle.ca.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 : 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

eRecycle: Managing Unwanted Electrical Devices

Department or Program: California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
Complete database of e-recycling locations found in LA region.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Lena-Prudence Wiegand   (562) 426-9166  
Email: Lena-Prudence.Wiegand@CalRecycle.ca.gov    

TW Electronics Recycling

Department or Program: California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
Business recycling program: free pickup and waste consultation. Purchases e-waste electronics for money based on weight.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : (323) 998-7090  
Email: free@twrecycling.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  

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

Lawrence Berkeley Labs (LBL)

Department or Program: U.S. Department of Energy
List of LBL energy efficiency projects and links to energy savings tips.
Location: Berkeley   CA     Type: Public  
Contact :

Flex Your Power

Information, education rebate info and resources for energy efficiency in California.
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :
Email: info@fypower.org  
Incentives: Yes  

California Center for Sustainable Energy

Helps businesses save energy, reduce grid demand and generate power through a variety of rebate, technical assistance and education programs
Location: San Diego   CA    
Contact : (858) 244-1177  
Incentives: Yes  

Anaheim Public Utilities (electricity & water)

Department or Program: Solar Incentives
Rebates for solar system installations.
Location: Anaheim   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : (714) 765-4182  
Email: dpredisik@anaheim.net  
Incentives: Yes  

Energy Upgrade California

Department or Program: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
Innovative financing mechanism for commercial properties in Los Angeles County to fund up to 100% of building performance and clean energy upgrades.
Location: Los Angeles   CA    
Contact : (800) 755-6864  
Email: pace@ororkeinc.com  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Department or Program: New Construction Program
Rebate assistance for new construction or major remodel projects. Modifications to meet new CalGreen energy code.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : (213) 367-3436  
Email: newconstruction@ladwp.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Los Angeles Dept of Water & Power

Department or Program: Commercial Energy Efficiency & Rebates
Rebates for lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, etc.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Lighting: (213) 367-4215, Refrigeration: (213) 367-4134  
Email: cleo@ladwp.com,   refrigeration@ladwp.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Department or Program: Custom Performance Program (CPP)
Commercial rebate program for qualified & approved energy efficiency measures. Rebates based on calculated energy savings.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : (213) 367-3436  
Email: custom@ladwp.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Southern California Gas

Department or Program: Loan Program
SoCalGas On-Bill Financing (OBF); zero % loan program for qualifying efficient equipment.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : (800) 427-6584 Option 6  
Email: scgobf@SempraUtilities.com    
Incentives: Yes  

Southern California Gas

Department or Program: Rebates & Energy Efficiency
Variety of commercial rebates and incentives for efficient equipment and projects. Energy assessment for qualified customers.
Location: Los Angeles   CA    
Contact : (800) 427-6584 (ext. 4)  
Incentives: Yes  

Anaheim Public Utilities (electricity & water)

Department or Program: Efficient Exit Sign Program
On-site evaluation of existing exit lighting signs, retrofit evaluation,  estimated installation cost and incentive amount.  Maximum of $10,000 per project.
Location: Anaheim   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Program Representative   (714) 765-4259  
Email: elasley@anaheim.net  
Incentives: Yes  

Anaheim Public Utilities (electricity & water)

Department or Program: Lighting Incentives Program
$.075 per kWh of reduced lighting energy use or $200 per kW of reduced peak demand use up to $50,000 per project or 50% of labor and materials whichever is less.
Location: Anaheim   CA    
Contact : Program Representative   (714) 765-4259  
Email: elasley@anaheim.net  
Incentives: Yes  

Anaheim Public Utilities (electricity & water)

Department or Program: Comprehensive Energy Audit
Free, customized energy audits  including in-depth analysis of facility and equipment.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Program Representative   (714) 765-4259  
Email: elasley@anaheim.net  
Incentives: Yes  

Anaheim Public Utilities (electricity & water)

Department or Program: Customized Energy Incentives
Feasibility study to analyze equipment and processes and determine upgrades. Rebates based on kWh of annualized saving or reduction. (Motors, chillers and air conditioning.)
Location: Anaheim   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : (714) 765-4259  
Email: elasley@anaheim.net  
Incentives: Yes  

Anaheim Public Utilities (electricity & water)

Department or Program: New Construction Incentives Program
Funding for design assistance to identify cost-effective, energy-efficient options for new construction projects.
Location: Anaheim   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Program Representative   (714) 765-4259  
Email: elasley@anaheim.net  
Incentives: Yes  

Anaheim Public Utilities (electricity & water)

Department or Program: Business Efficiency Incentives
Rebates, incentives, low interest loans for energy efficient measures and projects (e.g., lighting, HVAC, custom projects).
Location: Los Angeles   Anaheim     Type: Public  
Contact : (714) 765-4259  
Email: elasley@anaheim.net  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Fan Engagement

Food Share, INC.

Department or Program: Tackle Hunger
Helps coordinate food drives at venue. Receives and distributes food to over 150 nonprofits in Ventura County.
Location: Oxnard   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (805) 983-7100 x111  

ExperienceLA.com

Department or Program: Explore Los Angeles
Transportation for staff, vendors, fans: search destinations (venues) to see how to get there on the Metro or use "Rideamigos.com" to find fans to rideshare with to an event.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :
Email: staff@experiencela.com  

National Resources

Food Donation

Food Share, INC.

Department or Program: Tackle Hunger
Helps coordinate food drives at venue. Receives and distributes food to over 150 nonprofits in Ventura County.
Location: Oxnard   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Bonnie Weigel   (805) 983-7100 x 111  
Email: "bweigel@foodshare.com     "  

ExcessHollywood.Net

Extensive map of all locations where food donations are accepted. Developed for entertainment industry; useful for others too.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :
Email:   virtuallw@aol.com  

Food Finders

Same day food pick up and delivery to missions, shelters, and social service agencies, providing food for 39,000 meals a day.
Location: Signal Hill   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Diana Lara   (562) 598-3003  
Email: dlara@foodfinders.org          

Angel Harvest

Picks up good, un-served left over food from an event to give free to soup kitchens and homeless shelters. Has refrigerated trucks that pick up food 24 hours a day.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : "(323) 671-5057, (323) 256-6881, Toll Free: (800) 227-5346 "  

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Partners with over 600 organizations and 1,000 sites throughout LA County to provide food. Partners with Feeding America. Mission: No one goes hungry in Los Angeles County.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Jeanna Kindle   (323) 234-3030 ext 129  
Email: jkindle@lafoodbank.org  

National Resources

Rock and wrap it up! inc.

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

General Assistance - Energy

EPA

Department or Program: ENERGY STAR
The ENERGY STAR program provides information, education, benchmarking tools, product information, and recognition programs to improve energy efficiency. Online Service Provider Partner list available.
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Kathy Diehl Hotline   (415) 972-3996 ENERGY STAR Hotline:(888) STAR-YES, (888) 782-7937  
Email: diehl.kathy@epa.gov/buildings@energystar.gov  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Lawrence Livermore Labs (LLNL)

Department or Program: U.S. Department of Energy
Information on energy research and projects at LLNL.
Location: Livermore   CA     Type: Public  
Contact :

Lawrence Berkeley Labs (LBL)

Department or Program: U.S. Department of Energy
List of LBL energy efficiency projects and links to energy savings tips.
Location: Berkeley   CA     Type: Public  
Contact :

Flex Your Power

Information, education rebate info and resources for energy efficiency in California.
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :
Email: info@fypower.org  
Incentives: Yes  

California Center for Sustainable Energy

Helps businesses save energy, reduce grid demand and generate power through a variety of rebate, technical assistance and education programs
Location: San Diego   CA    
Contact : (858) 244-1177  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

EPA

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

SWEEP: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

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

US Dept. of Energy

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

WSU Extension Energy Program

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

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)

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

Energy Solutions Center, Inc. (ESC)

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

Food Service Technology Center

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

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

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

The Climate Trust

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

The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)

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

General Assistance - Other Topics

City of Los Angeles Sanitation Department of Public Works

Department or Program: City of Los Angeles Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Information on the city's progressive green purchasing program and other local green purchasing opportunities.
Location: Los Angeles   CA    
Contact : Marivic Sabillo   (213) 485-4221  
Email: Marivic.Sabillo@lacity.org  

EPA

Department or Program: ENERGY STAR
The ENERGY STAR program provides information, education, benchmarking tools, product information, and recognition programs to improve energy efficiency. Online Service Provider Partner list available.
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Kathy Diehl Hotline   (415) 972-3996 ENERGY STAR Hotline:(888) STAR-YES, (888) 782-7937  
Email: diehl.kathy@epa.gov/buildings@energystar.gov  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Lawrence Livermore Labs (LLNL)

Department or Program: U.S. Department of Energy
Information on energy research and projects at LLNL.
Location: Livermore   CA     Type: Public  
Contact :

California Center for Sustainable Energy

Helps businesses save energy, reduce grid demand and generate power through a variety of rebate, technical assistance and education programs
Location: San Diego   CA    
Contact : (858) 244-1177  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Greenbiz

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

General Assistance - Waste & Recycling

CalRecycle

Department or Program: Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP)
Allows businesses to gain recognition for outstanding waste reduction measures implemented. Gives waste reduction techniques that can help businesses achieve this honor.
Location: Los Angeles   CA    
Contact : (916) 341-6268  
Email:   wrap@calrecycle.ca.gov  

CalRecycle

Department or Program: California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
Tools intended for local governments and businesses to calculate per capita disposal costs. Calculators and other tools available and designed to divert waste and save money.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Larry N. Stephens   (916) 341-6241  
Email: Larry.Stephens@calrecycle.ca.gov  
Measurement Tools: Yes

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Department or Program: Information for Coordinators of Waste Reduction and Recycling Programs
Technical assistance, on-site assessment to help recycling and waste reduction coordinators set up successful waste reduction programs to reduce disposal and conserve resources. Allows goals to be established and progress tracked.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: wpinfoex@calrecycle.ca.gov  
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 : 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

Pacific Institute

Department or Program: WeCalc
Free online tool shows how to save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save money. Calculator asks questions about water use and provides recommendations on how to reduce water use.
Location: Los AngelesType: Non-profit  
Contact : (510) 251-1600  
Email: info(at)pacinst.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Department or Program: Technical Assistance Program (TAP)
Save up to $250,000 on pre-approved equipment and products that result in water savings and a modernized upgrade to your facility. Upgrades include: cooling towers, recycling, recirculation, and equipment.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : (800) 544-4498 and press "3"  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Green Cleaning

Watermiser

Engineered and designed custom flow control valves for bathroom and kitchen sinks, as well as showers. Waterbroom (significantly reduces water use when cleaning large floor areas) and 5 second toilet and urinal leak detector.
Location: Encinitas   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : (800) 991-3419  
Email: sales@watermiser.com  

Jani King

Department or Program: Stadium Cleaning
Ongoing program called "Green 2011" teaches all franchises how to clean green including chemical use reduction, waste management, recycling and energy conservation.
Location: Orange   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : Ian Anderson   (714) 990-2221  

Commercial Janitorial

Department or Program: Los Angeles Metro Venue and Entertainment Cleaning
Use green cleaning techniques, services, and materials to clean field, around stadium, locker room, and bathrooms.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : (800) 893-4080  

National Resources

EPA

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

Green Seal

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

Green Energy

California Center for Sustainable Energy

Helps businesses save energy, reduce grid demand and generate power through a variety of rebate, technical assistance and education programs
Location: San Diego   CA    
Contact : (858) 244-1177  
Incentives: Yes  

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Department or Program: Solar Incentive Program (SIP)
Lump sum (up to 50% of project costs) payment for purchase or lease of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to offset traditional energy consumption.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : (213) 367-4122  
Email: solar@ladwp.com   or  
Incentives: Yes  

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Customer designated percentage of power purchased comes from renewable sources, from minimum up to 100%.
Location: Los Angeles   C     Type: Green Power for a Green LA  
Contact : (213) 367-4854  
Email: gpower@ladwp.com  
Incentives: Yes  

State of California

Department or Program: Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)
Rebates for qualifying distributed energy systems installed on customer's side of utility meter.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Contact Program Administrator   (213) 576-7000  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

State of California

Department or Program: California Solar Initiative (CSI); Go Solar California
Offers solar incentives to energy users in investor-owned utility (IOU) territories.
Location: Los Angeles   CA    
Contact :
Email: http://www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/contacts/consumers.php  
Incentives: Yes  

Anaheim Public Utilities (electricity & water)

Department or Program: Green Power Program
Funds purchase of solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, and other forms of renewable generation.
Location: Anaheim   CA    
Contact : Customer Service   (714) 765-3300  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

EPA

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

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

Center for Resource Solutions

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

DSIRE

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

Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE)

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

Solar Energy International (SEI)

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

Green Purchasing

National Resources

EPA

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

EPA

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

EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)

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

Environmental Paper Network

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

Green Seal

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

National Association of State Procurement Officials

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

Responsible Purchasing Network

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

Green Sports Cleaning

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Groundskeeping

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EPA

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

EPA

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

Center for Integrated Pest Management

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

Landfill Trash

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works

Department or Program: Solid Waste Information Management System
Locate all of Los Angeles County's waste haulers, landfills and transformation (waste-to-energy) facilities, including capacity left in each landfill.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : (800) 320-1771  
Email: swims@dpw.lacounty.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 : 866-505-7173  
Email: wecs@pbsub.com   

Waste Management Sustainability Services

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

Multimedia Pollution Prevention

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Organic Waste

City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works

Department or Program: City Of Los Angeles's Organic Waste Recycling Program
Food Service Establishments now required to place food waste in trash. Provides alternative, so that food turns to useful byproducts instead of landfill.
Location: Los AngelesType: Public  
Contact : (888) 853-5110  

Athens Services

Department or Program: City of Los Angeles's Organic Waste Recycling Program
Off-Site composting. Contracted by the City of LA Bureau of Sanitation to implement the food waste recycling program. It is forbidden for commercial users to use garbage disposals because of extensive overflow in city's sewers.
Location: City of Industry   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : Jennifer Ciloniz   (888) 336-6100  
Email: JCilloniz@AthensServices.com  

Crown Disposal

Department or Program: City of Los Angeles's Organic Waste Recycling Program
Helps businesses design a food recycling program for zero waste. Provides "Zero Waste" bins. Special Event Program is guaranteed to allow for a 80-90% recycle and composting rates. Offer reports to track recycling progress and promote venue efforts.
Location: Sun Valley   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : Veronica Miles   (310) 773-0032  
Email: "veronica@crowndisposal.com   "  
Measurement Tools: Yes

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Biodegradable Products Institute

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

FindAComposter.com

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

Waste360

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

Recycling

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Department or Program: Plastics Recyclers/Reprocessors Directory
Database of facilities that recycle particular types of plastics. Searchable by material, location, and minimum quantity accepted.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Edgar Rojas   (916) 341-3508  
Email:   edgar.rojas@calrecycle.ca.gov  

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Department or Program: Beverage Container Recycling Program
Database of recycling centers who abide by the California Refund Value (CRV), paying 5 to 10 cents per bottle, not weight.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : (961) 341-6300  
Email: opa@calrecycle.ca.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Environmental Program Division

Department or Program: SmartBusiness Recycling: Recycler Locator
Business Recycling Consultants help expand or form waste prevention and recycling programs by visiting your business and making recommendations free of charge.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : (888) CLEAN LA  
Measurement Tools: Yes

City of Los Angeles Sanitation Department of Public Works

Department or Program: Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division (SRCRD): Commercial and Office Recycling Information
Develops and implements cost-effective source reduction, recycling, and reuse programs. SRCRD sends straightforward information about setting up a program at a business.
Location: Type: Public  
Contact : (213) 485-2260  
Email: SRCRD@lacity.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

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Earth911

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

Casella

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

Waste360

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

National Restaurant Association

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

Stormwater

Council for Watershed Health

Department or Program: Urban Storm water Program
Uses research, planning and education to reduce storm water runoff into the sea and to increase infiltration. Works with businesses, government and neighborhoods.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Mike Antos   (213) 229-9954  
Email: mike@watershedhealth.org  

TreePeople

Department or Program: Urban Forestry
Helps organize volunteer tree planting along Urban Streets. This allows for shade around venue and reduces storm water runoff. Regular check ups to make sure trees are flourishing.
Location: Beverly Hills   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Michelle Bagnato   (818) 623-4840  
Email: mbagnato@treepeople.org  

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Transportation

Metro

Department or Program: Commute Services Employer Programs
Subsidizes cost for employees to take the bus to work. Carpooling, vanpooling, and trip planning tools also available. Fans taking Metro to event get reduced venue ticket cost.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : (213) 922-2811  
Email: customerrelations@metro.net  

Hollywood Property Owners Alliance

Department or Program: NavigateHollywood.com
One stop for tools and information on LA biking, transit, drive/park, and taxi options, plus traffic warnings.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : (323) 463-6767  

City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Department or Program: LADOT Bus Information
Plan trips, schedules, map, buy passes and tickets for LA buses.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : (818) 808-2273  

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EPA

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

Waste & Recycling

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Water Conservation

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Department or Program: SoCAL WaterSmart Commercial Program
Shop, order, and reserve qualified rebateable water saving devices (i.e., high-efficiency toilets, ice machines). Website lists all SoCal rebates. Purchase and install registered devices within 60 days.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : (888) 376-3314  
Email: memberagency@socalwatersmart.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Watermiser

Engineered and designed custom flow control valves for bathroom and kitchen sinks, as well as showers. Waterbroom (significantly reduces water use when cleaning large floor areas) and 5 second toilet and urinal leak detector.
Location: Encinitas   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : (800) 991-3419  
Email: sales@watermiser.com  

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EPA

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

Food Service and Technology Center

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

American Water Works Association

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

Water – Use It Wisely

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

Water Re-Use

National Water Research Institute

Sponsors projects and programs in Southern California focused on ensuring safe, reliable sources of water. Published studies on water reuse and conservation. Water conservation outreach materials and training sessions.
Location: Fountain Valley   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Jeff Mosher   (714) 378-3278  
Email: jmosher@nwri-usa.org  

Irvine Ranch Water District

Department or Program: Recycled Water Program
Provide customer water demands with 21% recycled water. Website elaborates on recycled water facts, rates, and programs.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Alex Harris   (949) 453-5576  
Email: harris@irwd.com  

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Department or Program: Free Water Conservation Items
Free aerators for bathroom and kitchen faucets, as well as free efficient showerheads for commercial customers.
Location: Los Angeles   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : (800) 544-4498 and press “0”  
Incentives: Yes  

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