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Please click on the topic headings below to see the resources in that category.

Energy

Energy Efficiency
Green Energy

Water

Water Conservation
Stormwater

Waste

Waste & Recycling
Organic Waste

Green Maintenance

Green Cleaning
Groundskeeping

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing


Transportation


General Sustainability Assistance



Energy Efficiency

DSIRE / NC Clean Energy Technology Center

Department or Program: Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)
Most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States.
Location:   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact  
Email: http://www.dsireusa.org/contact-us/  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

Washington Restaurant Association

Department or Program: Conserve Sustainability Education Program
Technical assistance with waste prevention and food and beverage Environmentally Preferable Purchasing , plus support for reducing energy, waste and water.
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (800) 225-7166, (360) 357-9232  
Email: Online   Form:   http://warestaurant.org/about/contact-wra/  

City of Seattle

Department or Program: Green Purchasing Program
Information on the city's progressive Environmentally Preferable Purchasing program and other local Environmentally Preferable Purchasing opportunities.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Finance and Administrative Services   (206) 684-2489  

King County

Department or Program: Procurement and Contract Services
Regional and national expertise in green procurement policies & practices.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (206) 263-9400  
Email: Online   Form:   http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/procurement/Contact_Us.aspx  

Snohomish County

Department or Program: Office of Energy and Sustainability
Assistance with reducing climate impact and facilitating environmental stewardship.
Location: Everett   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Lisa Dulude   425-388-3965  
Email: lisa.dulude@snoco.org  

WA State Department of Ecology

Department or Program: Waste 2 Resources Department
A resource for best practices in environmentally preferable purchasing.
Location: Lacey   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Laurie Davies   (360) 407-6103  
Email: laurie.davies@ecy.wa.gov  

National Resources

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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

EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)

Comprehensive searchable database and environmental rating that helps identify greener computers and other electronic equipment.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Green Electronics Counsel General Contact   (503) 279-9383, (503) 279-9381 (Fax)  

Environmental Paper Network

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

National Association of State Procurement Officials

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

ConServe: National Restaurant Association

Department or Program: Conserve Program: Serving Up Sustainability
Sustainability solutions for food service including best practices, educational videos, money-saving techniques and customized action plans.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (202) 331-5900 or (800) 424-5156  
Email: conserve@restaurant.org  

Responsible Purchasing Network

Green purchasing webinars, technical assistance, purchasing guides, membership opportunities, and many more resources and links.
Location: Oakland   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (510) 547-5475  
Email: membership@responsiblepurchasing.org  

General Sustainability Assistance

Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center

The Northwest's unbiased provider of pollution prevention information, resources, and technical assistance
Location:   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (206) - 352- 2050  
Email: kgrimm@pprc.org  

National Resources

Center for Integrated Pest Management

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

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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

Green Seal

Searchable product and cleaning service databases, and other resources promoting the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally responsible products and services.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (202) 872-6400, (202) 872-6400 (Fax)  
Email: http://www.greenseal.org/AboutGreenSeal/ContactUs.aspx  

U.S. Green Building Council

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

Environmental Paper Network

Comprehensive resources, tools and advice on environmentally-superior, cost-effective and responsible paper choices.
Location: Asheville   NC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (828) 251-8558  
Email: http://www.whatsinyourpaper.com/index.php?option=com_fabrik&Itemid=49  

Green Cleaning

Grainger

Supplies facilities with green maintenance, repair, and operations materials throughout the Seattle area
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Private  
Contact : 206-767-4500  

Waxie Sanitary Supply

Supplies facilities with low environmental impact cleaning and janitorial products and training throughout the Seattle region
Location: Kent   WA     Type: Private  
Contact : 800-422-1888 (store contact)  
Email: kfarely@ga.wa.gov  

Fastenal

Supplies facilities with environmentally safe cleaning products in the Seattle area
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Private  
Contact :
Email: websales@fastenal.com  

National Resources

Green Energy

DSIRE / NC Clean Energy Technology Center

Department or Program: Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)
Most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States.
Location:   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact  
Email: http://www.dsireusa.org/contact-us/  
Incentives: Yes  

Cascade Natural Gas Company

Commercial & industrial conservation programs, and energy conservation incentives. Financial rebates based on performance specifications of new energy-efficient appliances, insulation, and/or other upgrades. Service areas = portions of western, central and eastern Washington, and central and eastern Oregon
Location: Kennewick   WA     Type: Private  
Contact : Conservation Experts   1-866-450-0005  
Email: conserve@cngc.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Puget Sound Energy (gas & electric)

Department or Program: Commercial Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate & Grant Program
Commercial rebates on energy efficient technologies, upgrades, and services (appliances, lighting/lighting controls, HVAC, kitchen equipment, PCs).
Location: Bellevue   WA     Type: Private  
Contact : PSE Energy Advisor Team   1-800-562-1482  
Email: http://pse.com/savingsandenergycenter/ForBusinesses/Pages/Ask-an-Energy-Advisor.aspx  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Puget Sound Energy (gas & electric)

Department or Program: Custom Green Energy Grant
Customized funding for cost-effective, energy-efficiency measures in equipment or facilities.
Location: Bellevue   WA     Type: Private  
Contact : PSE Energy Advisor Team   1-800-562-1482  
Email: http://pse.com/savingsandenergycenter/ForBusinesses/Pages/Ask-an-Energy-Advisor.aspx  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Puget Sound Energy (gas & electric)

Department or Program: Commercial Gas Incentives
Rebates on pre-approved gas appliances: kitchen and laundry equipment, water heaters, clothes washers.
Location: Bellevue   WA     Type: Private  
Contact : PSE Energy Advisor Team   1-800-562-1482  
Email: http://pse.com/savingsandenergycenter/ForBusinesses/Pages/Ask-an-Energy-Advisor.aspx  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Puget Sound Energy (gas & electric)

Department or Program: Custom New Construction Grant Programs
Grants and rebates for up to 70 percent of incremental costs for many high-efficiency electric and natural gas applications.ÿContact PSE early in the design phase.
Location: Bellevue   WA     Type: Private  
Contact : PSE Energy Advisor Team   1-800-562-1482  
Email: http://pse.com/savingsandenergycenter/ForBusinesses/Pages/Ask-an-Energy-Advisor.aspx  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Puget Sound Energy (gas & electric)

Department or Program: e) Building Tune-Up Programs
Two approaches to Building Tune-Ups?a simple approach and a comprehensive approach. Both programs serve PSE customers with buildings larger than 50,000 square feet, financial incentives offered.
Location: Bellevue   WA     Type: Private  
Contact : PSE Energy Advisor Team   1-800-562-1482  
Email: http://pse.com/savingsandenergycenter/ForBusinesses/Pages/Ask-an-Energy-Advisor.aspx  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Puget Sound Energy (gas & electric)

Department or Program: Resource Conservation Manager (RCM) Program
Increase efficiency by focusing on improvements to operations and maintenance practices and instituting best practices for resource usage. PSE provides funding and support to get a program started.
Location: Bellevue   WA     Type: Private  
Contact : PSE Energy Advisor Team   1-800-562-1482  
Email: http://pse.com/savingsandenergycenter/ForBusinesses/Pages/Ask-an-Energy-Advisor.aspx  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Seattle Steam

Department or Program: Thermal Energy
Produces thermal energy from five boilers located in two plants in downtown Seattle, generating thermal energy primarily from biomass, wood waste. Limited service area but allows customers to eliminate on site boilers.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Private  
Contact : Stan Gent, President/CEO   206-658-2024  
Email: sgent@seattlesteam.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Lighting Design Lab

Department or Program: Lighting Designers for Stadiums
Knowledge of the latest in lighting technology, experts help choose the most cost-effective and efficient lighting. Design and specification assistance, mock ups and testing. Technical assistance in the design phase and for retrofits. Service area WA, OR, MT, ID.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : 206-325-9711  
Email: info@lightingdesignlab.com  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Seattle City Light (SCL)

Department or Program: Energy Smart Services
Technical assistance, free assessments, rebates, benchmarking tools and incentives for new construction and retrofits (lighting, lighting controls, building envelope, HVAC, data center & IT, refrigeration, air compressors, fans, pumps, and motors) to create healthy, high performance energy-efficient buildings with low long-term operating costs.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Seattle City Light Energy Advisors   206-684-3800  
Email: SCLEnergyAdvisor@Seattle.gov  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Snohomish County PUD (water & electric)

Department or Program: Commercial Rebates & Custom Incentives
Rebates & custom incentives for lighting, HVAC, process improvements, building envelope, commercial kitchens. PowerTrend 2.0 - free online tool to analyze your electric consumption and charges
Location: Everett   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : 425-783-1700  
Email: Online   Form:   http://www.snopud.com/business/rebatesincentives.ashx?p=2051  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Snohomish County PUD (water & electric)

Department or Program: Incentives for Energy-Efficient New Construction
PUD works with design team to provide technical advice; pays incentives up to 100% of additional/incremental cost for energy-efficient measures not already required by code
Location: Everett   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Sinh Tran or Trevor Welch   Sin, 425-783-8247 or Trevor, (425) 783-1845  
Email: Sinh,   svtran@snopud.com   or   Trevor,   twelch@snopud.com  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

U of W College of the Built Environment

Department or Program: Integrated Design Lab
Service of the UW supporting the building industry by development of high-performance commercial and institutional building design including lighting, daylighting and energy infrastructure.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   206-616-6566  

WSU Extension Energy Program

Department or Program: Resource Conservation Management
National Green Energy and renewable energy clearinghouses providing current research-based information to clientele across the country: technical and programmatic guidance, resource accounting tools, newsletter, and workshops encouraging reduction of utilities and other resources.
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   360-956-2000, (360) 956-2217 (Fax)  
Email: Online   Form:   http://www.energy.wsu.edu/AboutUs/ContactUs.aspx  

WSU Extension Energy Program

Department or Program: Building Efficiency
Energy code implementation, building science research and training, and Green Energy and renewable energy research, training, demonstration, program development, implementation and management.
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   360-956-2000, (360) 956-2217 (Fax)  
Email: Online   Form:   http://www.energy.wsu.edu/AboutUs/ContactUs.aspx  

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) (gas & electric)

Department or Program: Green Power Program
PSE purchases clean energy from independent renewable energy projects such as biomass, solar, and wind power. As a member of the Program, PSE will promote you as an environmental leader.
Location: Bellevue   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (888) 225-5773  
Incentives: Yes  

Seattle City Light

Department or Program: Green Up Program
Voluntary green power program for residential and business customers. Energy advisors direct you to customized assistance with Green Power options. The Green Up Program is Green-e Energy certified and fulfills LEEDTM Project Green Power requirements
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   206-684-3800  
Email: SCLEnergyAdvisor@Seattle.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Snohomish County PUD (water & electric)

Department or Program: Solar Express
Free workshops and cash incentives offered for installation of solar photovoltaic or solar hot water systems
Location: Everett   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   425-783-1700  
Incentives: Yes  

Snohomish County PUD (water & electric)

Department or Program: Planet Power
Provides grants to local small-scale renewable energy projects.
Location: Everett   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   425-783-1700  
Incentives: Yes  

WSU Extension Energy Program

Department or Program: Renewable Energy
Focus on bioenergy/bioproducts, hydrogen/fuel cells, clean heat and power (CHP), and geothermal. Network with the Pacific Region Bioenergy Partnership and the Northwest Clean Energy Application Center.
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Kevin Wright   (206) 263-1919, (206) 296-0952  
Email: wrightkc@wsu.edu  

Bonneville Environmental Foundation

Department or Program: Business Products
Carbon Offsets and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to offset a business's carbon footprint; also provides services such as Baseline Carbon Footprinting and PR/Marketing.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (503) 248-1905, (503) 248-1908 (Fax)  
Email: Link   to   E-mail:   http://www.b-e-f.org/custom-solutions/  
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  
Email: info@climatetrust.org  

WSU Extension Energy Program

Department or Program: Public Facilities Support
a) Plant Operations Support Consortium (POSC) provides technical assistance with facility construction, operation and management including energy management, facilities administration and maintenance, capital project management, and program development. b) Assistance achieving greater efficiency, savings and productivity. Insights and examples that lend credibility to your presentation to participants and funders.
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   360-956-2000  
Email: Link   to   E-mail:   http://www.energy.wsu.edu/AboutUs/ContactUs.aspx  

National Resources

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: Green Power Partnership
Resources for buying green power, top-ranked green power providers, partnership incentives and benefits, and more sustainable energy resources.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : James Critchfield, Director; Melissa Klein, Communications Director   James: (202) 343-9442 Melissa: (202)343-9207  
Email: critchfield.james@epa.gov,   klein.melissa@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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

Commercial Building Tax Deduction Coalition

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

Center for Resource Solutions

Department or Program: Green-e
Certification and verification of renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation products: an independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market.
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (415) 561-2100, (415) 561-2105 (Fax)  
Email: info@green-e.org,   energy@gree-e.org  

U.S. Department of Energy

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

Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE)

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

Solar Energy International (SEI)

Training, resources and services on renewable energy technologies and systems.
Location: Carbondale   CO     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (970) 963-8855  
Email: http://www.solarenergy.org/?s=general+contact+information  

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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

SWEEP: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

Department or Program: US Dept of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP), with State Energy Program (SEP) & the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)
Provides tools and resources to implement sustainable clean energy programs. Energy Efficiency Block Grants available. Service area includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Location: Boulder   CO     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (303) 447-0078, (303) 447-0158 (Fax)  
Email: info@swenergy.org  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Department of Energy

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

WSU Extension Energy Program

Department or Program: Resource Conservation Management Program
National energy efficiency and renewable energy clearinghouses providing technical and programmatic guidance, resource accounting tools, newsletter, workshops, and other energy efficiency resources.
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Main Olympia Office   (360) 956-2000, (360) 956-2217 (Fax)  
Email: info@energy.wsu.edu  

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)

Department or Program: Commercial Programs
Promotes high efficiency product design, manufacturing and purchasing as well as information on specific products (e.g., HVAC, Lighting, commercial kitchens).
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information  
Email: http://www.cee1.org/content/about  

Energy Solutions Center, Inc. (ESC)

Department or Program: Natural Gas Efficiency website
Promotes energy efficient natural gas solutions: technologies, audit tools, case studies, rebates and incentive information.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Energy Solutions Center General Contact   (202) 824-7152, (202) 824-7096 (Fax)  
Email: dweiss@escenter.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

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

The Climate Trust

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

Groundskeeping

National Resources

Organic Waste

National Resources

Organic Waste & Food Donation

Washington Organic Waste & Recycling Council

Statewide technical assistance and help with organic materials management and composting.
Location: Pasco   WA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 360- 556-3926  
Email: info@compostwashington.org  

Cedar Grove Composting

Large commercial composting facility utilizing organic waste materials and processing them into compost available to the public. Also provide compostable serviceware to allow further control of waste stream.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Private  
Contact : Ask for local representative   1-877-764-5748  

Food Lifeline

Department or Program: Food Donations/Seattle Tables Program
Coordinates food donation programs among Seattle area (food waste-intensive) commercial organizations including restaurants, grocery stores, and caterers.
Location: Shoreline   WA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (206) 545-6600, (206) 545-6616 (Fax)  

Washington Department of Ecology

Department or Program: Organic Materials Management
Technical Assistance Contact for composting and organic materials waste management
Location: Lacey   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Mary Harrington (Statewide), Dawn Marie Maurer (Northwest Region)   Mary, (360) 407-6915, Dawn, (425) 649-7192  
Email: mhar461@ecy.wa.gov,   dmau461@ecy.wa.gov  

National Resources

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: WasteWise
Free technical assistance, tools, regional contacts, awards, and other resources to reduce and recycle solid waste and selected industrial wastes.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (800) 372-9473  
Email: wastewisehelp@epa.gov  

Biodegradable Products Institute

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

FindAComposter.com

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

Stormwater

Washington Stormwater Center

Provides tools for stormwater management, supporting municipalities, stormwater permittees, and businesses in their efforts to control stormwater and protect water quality.
Location: Puyallup   WA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (253) 445-4505  
Email: help@wastormwatercenter.org  

Partnership for Water Conservation & Reuse

Provides training, bulk purchase, public education, networking, and management programs to advance Water Conservation & Reuse
Location: Puyallup   WA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   425-453-1810  
Email: admin@partners4water.org  

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Transportation

Community Transit

Department or Program: Customer Outreach
Point of contact for consultation services regarding public transit programs. Subsidies and incentives available for organizations that promote public transit to work or special events.
Location: Everett   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Stacey Gunnerson   425-348-2304  
Email: stacey.gunnerson@commtrans.org  
Incentives: Yes  

King County Metro

Department or Program: Employer Commute Services
Offers tax-free commuter benefits for employers and employees that use public transportation.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Employer Services   (206) 477-5858  
Email: Online   Form:   http://metro.kingcounty.gov/cs/employer/forms/company-info/  
Incentives: Yes  

Sound Transit

Department or Program: Sustainability Coordinator
Point of contact for public transit programs to special events
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Perry Weinberg   (206) 689-4931  
Email: perry.weinberg@soundtransit.org  
Incentives: Yes  

Sound Transit

Department or Program: Environment and Sustainability
Point of contact for public transit programs to special events.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Perry Weinberg   (206) 689-4931  
Email: perry.weinberg@soundtransit.org  
Incentives: 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 : General Information   (734) 214-4767, (734) 214-4052 (Fax)  
Email: smartway_transport@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Waste & Recycling

Cleanscapes

Department or Program: Public Venue Services
Local commercial waste cleanup services, waste audits, special event cleanup, and other info on recycling, organic waste, primarily for north Seattle region.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Private  
Contact : Signe Gilson   206-341-9677  
Email: signe.gilson@cleanscapes.com  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Waste Management

Department or Program: Sustainability Services
Large national garbage and recycling service provider with several green solution and sustainability resources available.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : General Contact   877-441-3046  
Email: sustainabilityservices@wm.com  

Solid Waste Division

Department or Program: GreenTools Program
Assistance in creating and sustaining green buildings, policies and programs.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Patti Southard   (206) 477-4621, (206) 296-4475 (Fax)  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Washington Department of Ecology

Department or Program: E-cycle Washington
Statewide program facilitating the proper disposal of electronic waste.
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Miles Kuntz   360-407-7157  
Email: miku461@ecy.wa.gov  

Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County

Department or Program: Industrial Materials Exchange (IMEX)
Free listing service designed to help businesses find markets for industrial by-products, surplus materials and wastes.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (206) 684-3000  
Email: imex@kingcounty.gov  

Washington State Department of Ecology

Department or Program: Recycle Database
Online statewide database of commercial and residential Waste & Recycling outlets for many materials
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : (800) 732-9253)  

Washington State Department of Ecology

Department or Program: Solid Waste / 2Good2Toss
Statewide directory of reusable materials exchange services, electronics Waste & Recycling, and safe unused medicine collection programs in many counties.
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: Online   Form:   http://2good2toss.com/contact  

Seattle Public Utilities

Department or Program: Green Business Program
Resources, incentive programs and web links facilitating sustainable business solutions in Seattle through waste prevention, green building, Water Conservation & Reuse and more.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   206-343-8505  
Email: greenbusiness@seattle.gov  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County

Resources and technical assistance to reduce hazardous materials and waste, and provide for easy, safe and efficient disposal.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Lynda Ransley, Program Director   (206) 240-5977  
Email: Online   Form:   http://www.hazwastehelp.org/ContactUs/index.aspx  

King County, Solid Waste Division

Department or Program: Take it Back Network
Locations for safe and cost-effective Waste & Recycling of electronics (incl. computers, TVs, cell phones) and fluorescent light bulbs (incl. compact fluorescent bulbs and straight tubes).
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (206) 477-4466  
Email: Online   Form:   http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/contacts/comment-form.asp  

EnviroStar

Technical assistance, on-site assessments, certification and promotion to support and improve environmentally responsible business practices in Puget Sound Counties and Spokane County.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Laurel Tomchick   (206) 263-3063  
Email: Laurel.Tomchick@kingcounty.gov  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

EPA Region 10

Department or Program: Wastewise Program
A national resource for businesses to reduce waste and practice sustainable materials management through prevention and Waste & Recycling.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Domenic Calabro   (206) 553-6640  
Email: calabro.domenic@epa.gov  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Zero Waste Washington

Promotes zero waste through producer responsibility, community engagement and technical assistance.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   206-441-1790  
Email: info@zerowastewashington.org  

King County

Department or Program: Stormwater Services
a) Stormwater Pollution Prevention Manual provides best management practices (BMPs) for managing stormwater on commercial, multi-family and residential properties. b) Also provides commercial and industrial BMP activity sheets for facility managers.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Dale Nelson   (206) 477-4785, (206) 296-0192 (Fax)  
Email: dale.nelson@kingcounty.gov  

National Resources

Waste Management Sustainability Services

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

Waste360

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

Building Green

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

Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.

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

Building Materials Reuse Association

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

Construction & Demolition Recycling Association

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

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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

Ecocycle

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

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

Pollution prevention and waste management technical assistance: case studies, rapid response research services, relevant regional links and localized assistance through regional P2 centers.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Beth Anderson, USEPA   (202) 564-8833  
Email: anderson.beth@epa.gov  

StopWaste

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

Water Conservation & Reuse

Department of Ecology State of Washington

Department or Program: Water Quality Program
Information and workshops on the State's draft reclaimed water rule
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Heather Bartlett   (360) 407-6489  
Email: heather.bartlett@ecy.wa.gov  

Saving Water Partnership

Partnership of local Seattle and King County utilities that offer assistance to implement Water Conservation & Reuse methods and programs
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Philip Paschke   (206) 684-5883  
Email: phil.paschke@seattle.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Seattle Public Utilities

Department or Program: Green Stormwater Infrastructure
Offers guidance in renovating urban areas to handle rainwater through natural drainage and storage programs
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Tracy Tackett   (206) 386-0052  
Email: tracy.tackett@seattle.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

King County

Department or Program: Wastewater Treatment Division / Reclaimed Water Program
Information on reclaimed water uses, availability and research - plus the County's Reclaimed Water Comprehensive Plan.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Kristina Westbrook   (206) 477-5522  
Email: Link   to   E-mail:   http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wastewater/ResourceRecovery/ReWater/Contact%20Info.aspx  

National Resources

Food Service and Technology Center

Department or Program: Custom Water Rebates
Water efficiency best practices, rebates, and certification of high performing water appliances.
Location: San Ramon   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Varies by Program and Area   (985) 866-2844, (925) 866-2864 (Fax)  
Email: http://www.fishnick.com/about/contact/  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Water – Use It Wisely

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

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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

Food Service Technology Center

Resources including water conservation measures, certified sustainable appliances and equipment, as well as energy conservation information.
Location: San Ramon   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Food Service Technology Center   (925) 866-2844, (925) 866-2864  
Email: http://www.fishnick.com/about/contact/  
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