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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

Revolution Recovery

Construction debris recovery and repurposing. Organization provides dumpsters, handles logistics, and processing of industrial waste materials (i.e. wood, studs,  crates, pallets and beams)
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Private  
Contact : 215.333.6505  
Email: info@revolutionrecovery.com  

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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

Clean Air Council

Department or Program: Use It Again, PA!
Website allows you to search for businesses that rent, repair, or sell used products across Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 215-567-4004  
Email: waste@cleanair.org  

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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

PPL Electric

Department or Program: E-Power: Save Energy and Money
Business energy effficiency tips, library, rebates & discounts, energy assessment tools, and discounts on energy-saving equipment.
Location: Allentown   PA     Type: Private  
Contact : (866) 660-4551  
Email: businessaccounts@pplweb.com  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

EnergyWorks

Department or Program: Building Energy Loan Program
A comprehensive energy solutions program helping reduce energy use and providing low-interest loans for the upgrades. Eligible projects fall into one of the following categories: single or limited energy retrofits or extensive whole building energy retrofit. HVAC, lighting, insulation, and major equipment like an elevator motor or a chiller qualify
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : EnergyWorks Representative   215-496-8161  
Email: forbusinesses@energyworksnow.com  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

PECO Energy

Department or Program: PECO Smart Business E-Audit
Online energy audit tool to evaluate facility's energy use and find ways to save. Audit tool uses local Weather and Energy Rates to calculate energy use and conservation recommendations
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Private  
Contact : PECO Smart Ideas team   888-573-2672  
Email: pecosmartideas@kema.com  
Measurement Tools: Yes

PECO Energy

Department or Program: PECO Smart Construction Incentives
Encourages building designers, developers, engineers, and architects to incorporate energy-efficient measures into their designs to surpass standard practices, use less energy. Businesses can receive financial incentives to help offset the cost of higher energy-efficient designs. Program currently operating on a "wait list" procedure
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Private  
Contact : PECO Smart Ideas team   888-573-2672  
Email: pecosmartideas@kema.com  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

PECO Energy

Department or Program: PECO Smart Equipment Incentives
Financial incentives for installing energy-efficient equipment and processes: HVAC, lighting, drives& motors, refrigeration, and load reduction strategies. Incentive programs option for customized equipment and energy efficiency upgrades. Program currently operating on a "wait list" procedure
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Private  
Contact : PECO Smart Ideas team   888‑573‑2672  
Email: pecosmartideas@kema.com  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Philadelphia Gas Works

Department or Program: Commercial and Industrial Retrofit Incentive Program
Part of EnergySense program portfolio, offering incentives to commercial and industrial rate customers who make energy efficiency improvements to existing buildings. On-site energy assessment collects detailed information on potential projects
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : Jonathan David   215-684-6598  
Email: jonathan.david@pgworks.com  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

State of Pennsylvania

Department or Program: Funding & Program Finder
One-stop search for all grants, loans, and initiatives offered through the Department of Community and Economic Development.  Check website often for new programs.
Location: Harrisburg   PA     Type: Pubkic  
Contact : Customer Service Center   800-379-7448  
Incentives: Yes  

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Fan Engagement

National Resources

Food Donation

Philabundance

Food donation organization working with large commercial grocers to reduce edible food waste
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 215-339-0900  
Email: contactus@philabundance.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 Program Region 3
Program provides information, education, benchmarking tools, and recognition programs to improve energy efficiency. Portfolio Manager is a free online benchmarking tool for commercial buildings. Online Service Provider Partner list available
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : Andrew Kreider   215-814-3301  
Email: kreider.andrew@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Penn State

Department or Program: Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP)
Unbiased energy analyses and information on building energy consumption: inspecting motors, compressed air systems, lighting, building envelope, boilers, and examining utility bills to identify opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce energy-related costs
Location: University Park   Yes     Type: Public  
Contact : 814-865-0427  
Email: penntap@psu.edu   

Penn State

Department or Program: Cooperative Extension
Helping to evaluate energy alternatives, develop strategies for using energy more efficiently, and understand alternative energy and energy efficiency options
Location: University Park   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : Daniel Ciolkos   814-863-3484  
Email: dec109@psu.edu  
Measurement Tools: 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

Pennsylvania Environmental Council

Statewide network of different green organizations and a resources for ongoing sustainability initiatives
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 717-230-8044  

Philladelphia Green Business Council

Green practices, certification and recognition programs
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Patrick Starr   215-545-4570, ext. 108  
Email: pstarr@pecpa.org  

Recycled Artist in Residency (RAIR)

Individuals working to connect art and sustainability; recycled waste donations provide artists with materials to convey sustainability messages
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :
Email: rair.philly@gmail.com  

Clean Air Council

Resources on green energy, sustainable transportation, air pollution, waste & recycling and more
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 215-567-4004  
Email: joe_minott@cleanair.org  

Green Roof Works

One stop resource for vegetated architectural solutions including green roofs, rain gardens, and other organic building systems
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Private  
Contact : 610-563-3801  
Email: info@greenroofworks.com    

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

PA Department of Environmental Protection

Department or Program: Hazardous Waste
State level technical assistance on safe and efficient disposal of hazardous waste
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : 484-250-5902  

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

National Resources

Green Cleaning

Penn State University

Department or Program: Center for Sustainability
Green business resources including environmental management assistance, checklists, and green purchasing and green cleaning tips
Location: University Park   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : Erik Foley-Defiore   814-863-4893  
Email: ebf3@psu.edu  

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

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

Department or Program: Alternative Energy Portfolio (AEPS) Program
Assists in management of AECs (Alternative Energy Credits) produced by small customer-owned generators and energy efficiency measures, facilitates the trade of AECs from customer-owned generators and energy efficiency measures through a regional bulletin board
Location: Harrisburg   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : Darren Gil   717-783-5244  

State of Pennsylvania

Department or Program: Funding & Program Finder
One-stop search for all grants, loans, and initiatives offered through the Department of Community and Economic Development that may be relevant to your initiative. Check website often for new programs.
Location: Harrisburg   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : Customer Service Center   800-379-7448  
Incentives: Yes  

State of Pennsylvania

Department or Program: Alternative and Clean Energy Program
Provides grants, loans and loan guarantees for a variety of alternative and clean energy projects, equipment, construction and renovation to improve energy efficiency or energy conservation.  Temporarily not accepting applications. When guidelines have been updated and approved, these programs will resume
Location: Harrisburg   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : Customer Service Center   866-GO-NEWPA or 866-466-3972  
Incentives: Yes  

The Reinvest Fund

Department or Program: Sustainable Development Fund
Low-interest, flexible financing for renewable energy, clean energy technologies and energy efficiency/conservation is available for end-user companies purchasing renewable energy or advanced clean energy systems
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Private  
Contact : 215-574-5800  
Email: Energy@TRFund.com    

Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF)

Department or Program: Sustainable Energy Loans
SEF provides flexible, high-quality financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for businesses of all sizes.  Loan payments custom-sized to be less than the monthly energy savings, creating a positive cash flow
Location: Allentown   PA     Type: Privatye Non-profit  
Contact : 610-264-4440 ext. 7016 or 610-264-4949  
Email: thesef@thesef.org  

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

Penn State University

Department or Program: Purchasing Services
A one stop hub of green purchasing topics, best practices, and info on Penn's purchasing techniques and green suppliers
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : 215-898-7216  

Penn State University

Department or Program: Center for Sustainability
Green business resources including environmental management assistance, checklists and green purchasing and green cleaning tips
Location: University Park   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : Erik Foley-Defiore   814-863-4893  
Email: ebf3@psu.edu  

Villanova Uiversity

Faculty experts in sustainability issues from green landscaping to environmentally preferable purchasing
Location: Villanova   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : 610-519-4500  

City of Philadelphia

Department or Program: Office of Sustainability
Resource for sustainability measures in the greater Philadelphia area. Info on government strategies to reduce impact through sustainable procurement
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : Alex Dews   215-686-4472  
Email: alex.dews@phila.gov  

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

National Resources

Groundskeeping

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Resources on green landscaping, integrated pest management, and ecoroofs
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 215-988-8800  

National Resources

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

National Resources

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

National Resources

Organic Waste

PA Department of Environmental Protection

Department or Program: Composting
State level technical assistance resources on composting
Location: Ambler   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : 717-787-7382  
Email: recyclepa@pa.gov  

EPA Region 3

Department or Program: Food Recovery Challenge

Food waste management through source reduction/prevention, donation and composting; donation tools as well as technical assistance


Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : Donna McGowan or Luke Wolfgang   215-814-5197 or 215-814-2913  
Email: Megowan.donna@epa.gov   or   wolfgang.luke@epa.gov  

Philly Compost

od waste collection, hands-on logistics training and technical assistance for composting at all scales
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Private  
Contact : 215-247-7645  
Email: realperson@PhillyCompost.com  

National Resources

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

Recyclenow Philly

Philadelphia recycling resources including links for businesses, information on hard to recycle items, and news on local sustainability programs
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : 215-545-0250  
Email: info@recyclenowphilly.org  

City of Philadelphia

Department or Program: Philadelphia Recycling Office
Technical assistance on recycling programs in the Philadelphia area
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : Scott McGrath   215-686-5513  
Email: scott.mcgrath@phila.gov  

PA Department of Environmental Protection

Department or Program: Recycling
State level technical assistance resources on recycling
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : 484-250-5902  

Philadelphia Streets Department

Citywide recycling program compliance information as well as links and frequently asked questions on Philadelphia's commercial recycling programs
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : 215-686-5444  
Email: commercial.recycling@phila.gov  

National Resources

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

StormwaterPA/GreenTreks Network

A one stop online hub of stormwater management information including planning, a knowledge forum, national perspective links, local regulations, best practices and case studies
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 215-545-5880  
Email: mfiloromo@greentreks.tv  

Philadelphia Water Department

Department or Program: Commercial Stormwater Management
Reduce your stormwater fees, sustainable business tips, and guides to stormwater management incentives
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : Rita Montague   (215) 685-6213  
Email: rita.montague@phila.gov   
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Transportation

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

Department or Program: Sustainability Program Plan
Resources on SEPTA sustainability initiatives as well as case studies,  informational videos, local sustainability news and measurement tools
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : (215) 580-7800  
Email: sustainability@septa.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

National Resources

EPA

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

Waste & Recycling

National Resources

Water Conservation

Sustainable Business Network

Department or Program: Business United for Conservation
Industry partnership of companies looking share best practices on water conservation and pollution mitigation
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Leanne Krueger-Braneky   (215) 922-7400 X 101  
Email:  leanne@sbnphiladelphia.org  

Save Water PA

Department or Program: General Commercial
Commercial water efficiency fact sheets as well as appliance ratings, customized water efficiency resources for different businesses, and  access to state and federal programs
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Public  
Contact :

Penn State Extension

Department or Program: Water Resources
Customized water conservation resources including consumption and usage publications as well as water conservation videos
Location: University Park   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : Bryan Swistock   814-863-0194  
Email: brs@psu.edu  

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Department or Program: Water Conservation Center
Water conservation topic hub with access to resources on water audits for large commercial consumers, customized conservation procedures, stormwater management
Location: Philadelphia   PA     Type: Public  
Contact : 484 250-5900  
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 : 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 Resources

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