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


Construction & Demolition Debris

King County Recycling and Environmental Services

Department or Program: Greentools: Construction Recycling, Clean Bin Program (Powered by the Solid Waste Division)
Comprehensive collection of sustainable construction tools, incentive programs, and other King County green construction links.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Patti Southard, Project Manager   206-477-4621  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

King County Recycling and Environmental Services

Department or Program: Greentools: Construction Recycling, Clean Bin Program
Comprehensive collection of sustainable construction tools, incentive programs, and other King County green construction links
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Kinley Deller   206-296-8480  
Email: kinley.deller@kingcounty.gov  

National Resources

Building Materials Reuse Association

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

Construction & Demolition Recycling Association

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

U.S. Green Building Council

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

Building Green

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

Building Materials Reuse Association

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

Construction Materials Recycling Association

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

U.S. Green Building Council

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

Building Green

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

Electronic Waste

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  

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  

National Resources

EPA

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

Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.

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

EPA

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

Earth911

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

Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.

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

Energy Efficiency

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 : 503-248-1905  
Email: http://www.b-e-f.org/business/why-bef/contact/  
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  

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 : WSU Energy Program   360-956-2000  
Email: info@energy.wsu.edu  

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 : Joel Loveland, Director   206-616-6566  

WSU Extension Energy Program

Department or Program: Resource Conservation Management Program
National energy efficiency 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 : 360-956-2000  
Email: info@energy.wsu.edu  

WSU Extension Energy Program

Department or Program: Building Efficiency
Energy code implementation, building science research and training, and energy efficiency and renewable energy research, training, demonstration, program development, implementation and management.
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : 360-956-2000  
Email: info@energy.wsu.edu  

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 Energy Efficiency 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  

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 : PSE Energy Advisor Team   1-800-562-1482  
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 : Energy Advisors   Energy Advisor 206-684-3800  
Email: SCLEnergyAdvisor@Seattle.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Snohomish County PUD (water & electric)

Department or Program: Solar Express Loan Program
Free workshops and cash incentives offered for installation of solar photovoltaic or solar hot water systems
Location: Everett   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Energy Hotline   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 : Energy Hotline   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 : David Sjoding   360-956-2004  

Snohomish County PUD

Department or Program: New Construction Incentives
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   425-783-8248  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

WSU Extension Energy Program

Department or Program: Building Efficiency
Energy code implementation, building science research and training, and energy efficiency and renewable energy research, training, demonstration, program development, implementation and management.
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Ken Eklund   360-956-2000  
Email: info@energy.wsu.edu  

WSU Extension Energy Program

Department or Program: Resource Conservation Management Program
National energy efficiency 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 : Karen Messmer   360-956-2000  
Email: info@energy.wsu.edu  

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 : Joel Loveland, Director   206-616-6566  

Snohomish County PUD

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 : Suzanne Frew, Manager, Energy Efficiency Services   425-425-782-8571  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

City of Seattle

Department or Program: Community Power Works (CPW) Loan Program
Expiration Date: June 2013 Free Energy Assessment An Energy Auditor will examine your business’s current energy usage and identify opportunities to increase your energy efficiency including: HVAC, Duct/Air Sealing, Building Envelope, Water Heaters, Dishwashers, Cooking Equipment, Refrigerators/Freezers, and Lighting. Together, CPW incentives and utility rebates can cover up to 90% of your energy upgrade cost. Maximum incentive $2,000,000.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : 206-449-1170  
Email: home@communitypowerworks.org  
Incentives: Yes   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

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 : Customer Service   1-888-522-1130  
Incentives: 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 : David Easton   206-658-2025  
Email: deaston@   seattlesteam.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Seattle City Light

Department or Program: Energy Management Analysts
Technical assistance, free assessments, rebates, benchmarking tools and incentives to create healthy, high performance energy-efficient buildings with low long-term operating costs.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: public  
Contact : Energy Advisors   206-684-3800  
Email: SCLEnergyAdvisor@Seattle.gov  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Seattle City Light

Department or Program: Energy Conservation
Energy efficient services to local communities.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: public  
Contact : Energy Advisors   206-684-3800  
Email: SCLEnergyAdvisor@seattle.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Fan Engagement

Fan Engagement

Under development / no information at this time
Location:
Contact :

National Resources

Food Donation

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 : 1-877-404-7543 (toll free), 206-545-6600  
Email: food@ffl.org  

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: Seattle   WA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Julie Greenberg or Jackie Dale   1-877-404-7543 x3632 or 206-545-6600 x3632  
Email: food@ffl.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

WSU Extension Energy Program

Department or Program: Public Facilities Support
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.    Website includes a Resource Conservation Management Exchange (RCMx) that provides 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 : Edwin Valbert   360-956-2000  

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

National Resources

SWEEP: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

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

EPA

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

SWEEP: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

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

U.S. Department of Energy

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

WSU Extension Energy Program

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

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)

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

Energy Solutions Center, Inc. (ESC)

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

Food Service Technology Center

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

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

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

The Climate Trust

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

EPA

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

SWEEP: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

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

US Dept. of Energy

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

WSU Extension Energy Program

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

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)

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

Energy Solutions Center, Inc. (ESC)

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

Food Service Technology Center

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

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

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

The Climate Trust

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

The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)

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

General Assistance - Other Topics

Sound Transit

Department or Program: Sustainability
Point of contact for public transit programs to special events
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Amy Shatzky   206-903-7454  
Email: amy.shatzkin@soundtransit.org  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Environmental Paper Network

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

Greenbiz

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

General Assistance - Waste & Recycling

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 : 206-263-8899  

King County Solid Waste: Take it Back Network

Locations for safe and cost-effective 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 : King County Solid Waste Division   206-477-4466  

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 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 : Sueellen Mele   206-441-1790  
Email: suellen@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  
Email: dale.nelson@kingcounty.gov  

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

Seattle Public Utilities

Department or Program: Resource Venture
Resources, incentive programs and weblinks facilitating sustainable business solutions in Seattle through waste prevention, green building, water conservation and more
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : 206-343-8505  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

King County

Department or Program: Local Hazardous Waste Management Program
Resources and technical assistance to reduce hazardous materials and waste, and provide for easy, safe and efficient disposal
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : 206-263-8899  

King County Solid Waste

Department or Program: Take it Back Network
Locations for safe and cost-effective 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 :

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 recycling
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Domenic Calabro   206-553-6640  
Email: calabro.domenic@epa.gov  

Zero Waste Washington

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

National Resources

Ecocycle

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

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

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

StopWaste

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

Ecocycle

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

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

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

StopWaste

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

National Restaurant Association

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

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Environmental Paper Network

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

Green Cleaning

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  

Washington Restaurant Association

Department or Program: Conserve Sustainability Education Program
Technical assistance with waste prevention and food and beverage green purchasing, plus support for reducing energy, waste and water
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Josh McDonald   253-228-1590  
Email: joshm@wrahome.com  

Fastenal

Supplies facilities with environmentally safe cleaning products in the Seattle area
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Private  
Contact : 206-781-6908  

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 : Keith Farley   800-422-1888  
Email: kfarely@ga.wa.gov  

Grainger

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

National Resources

EPA

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

Green Seal

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

EPA

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

Green Seal

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

Green Energy

WSU Extension Energy Program

Department or Program: Public Facilities Support
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.    Website includes a Resource Conservation Management Exchange (RCMx) that provides 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 : Edwin Valbert   360-956-2000  

Puget Sound Energy (PSE)

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 : PSE Energy Advisor Team   1-800-562-1482  
Email: PSEGreenPower@pse.com  
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 : Energy Advisors   206-684-3800  
Incentives: Yes  

Snohomish County PUD

Department or Program: Planet Power
Provides grants to local small-scale solar demonstration projects
Location: Everett   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Energy Hotline   425-783-1700  
Incentives: Yes  

Snohomish County PUD

Department or Program: Solar Express Loan Program
Rebates and loans for installation of solar photovoltaic or solar hot water systems
Location: Everett   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Energy Hotline   425-783-1700  
Incentives: Yes  

State of WA Department of Revenue

Department or Program: Renewable Energy Cost Recovery Incentive Payment Program
Production incentives for individuals, businesses, and local governments that generate electricity from solar power, wind power or anaerobic digesters.  Low interest loans or rebates available on installation
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Phil Lou (WSU) or Beth Mills (DOR)   360-956-2132 360-705-6642  
Email: loup@energy.wsu.edu   or   bethm@dor.wa.gov  
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 : David Sjoding   360-956-2000  

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 : 1-866-233-8247  
Email: http://www.b-e-f.org/business/why-bef/contact/  

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  

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EPA

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

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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

Commercial Building Tax Deduction Coalition

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

Center for Resource Solutions

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

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

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

Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE)

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

Solar Energy International (SEI)

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

EPA

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

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

Center for Resource Solutions

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

DSIRE

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

Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE)

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

Solar Energy International (SEI)

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

Green Purchasing

Washington Restaurant Association

Department or Program: Conserve Sustainability Education Program
Technical assistance with waste prevention and food and beverage green purchasing, plus support for reducing energy, waste and water.
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Laura Abshire, Director   202-331-5900  
Email: conserve@restaurant.org  

City of Seattle

Department or Program: Green Procurement
Information on the city's progressive green purchasing program and other local green purchasing opportunities.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Pam Tokunaga, City Purchasing Manager   206-233-7114  
Email: pam.tokunaga@seattle.gov  

King County

Department or Program: Office of Contract and Procurement Services
Regional and national expertise in green procurement policies & practices.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Karen Hamilton, Environmental Purchasing Program Manager   206-263-9294  
Email: karen.hamilton@kingcounty.gov  

Snohomish County

Department or Program: Office of Energy and Sustainability
Environmentally preferrable purchasing assistance
Location: Everett   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Lisa Dulude, Energy and Environmental Sustainability Manager   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 preferrable purchasing.
Location: Lacey   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Tina Simcich   360-407-7517  
Email: tisi461@ecy.wa.gov  

City of Seattle

Department or Program: Green Procurement
Information on the city's progressive green purchasing program and other local green purchasing opportunities
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Jason Edens   206-733-9583  
Email: jason.edens@seattle.gov  

City of Seattle

Department or Program: Papercuts Program
A citywide program to reduce paper usage and source completely recycled paper
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Shirli Axelrod   206-684-7804  
Email: shirli.axelrod@seattle.gov  

King County

Department or Program: Office of Contract and Procurement Services
Regional and national expertise in green procurement policies & practices
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Karen Hamilton   206-263-9294  
Email: karen.hamilton@kingcounty.gov  

Snohomish County

Department or Program: Office of Energy and Sustainability
Environmentally preferable purchasing assistance
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 environmental preferable purchasing
Location: Lacy   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Tina Simcich   360-407-7517  
Email: tisi461@ecy.wa.gov  

National Resources

Grainger Industrial Supply

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

EPA

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

EPA

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

EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)

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

Environmental Paper Network

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

National Association of State Procurement Officials

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

ConServe: National Restaurant Association

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

Responsible Purchasing Network

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

EPA

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

EPA

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

EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)

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

Environmental Paper Network

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

Green Seal

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

National Association of State Procurement Officials

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

Responsible Purchasing Network

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

Green Sports Cleaning

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Groundskeeping

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EPA

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

Center for Integrated Pest Management

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

EPA

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

EPA

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

Center for Integrated Pest Management

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

Landfill Trash

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  

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

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  

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 : General Contact   (866) 505-7173  
Email: wecs@pbsub.comÿ  

Waste Management Sustainability Services

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

Waste360

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

Waste Management Sustainability Services

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

Multimedia Pollution Prevention

National Resources

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

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

Organic Waste

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  

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)   360-407-6915, 425-649-7192  
Email: mhar461@ecy.wa.gov,   dmau461@ecy.wa.gov  

Washington Organic 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   1-877-994-4466  

Snohomish County

Department or Program: Solid Waste
Veteran recycling, waste management, and recycling policy advisor for Snohomish County residents and commercial operations
Location: Everett   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Sego Jackson   425-388-6490  
Email: sego.jackson@co.snohomish.wa.us  

Washington Department of Ecology

Department or Program: Organic Materials Management
Technical Assistance Contact for composting and organic materials waste management
Location: Lacy   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Michelle Andrews   360-407-6113  
Email: mian461@ecy.wa.gov  

EPA Region 10

Department or Program: Office of Air Waste and Toxics
EPA Food Recovery Challenge, and organic food waste disposal
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Ashley Zanolli   206-553-4425  
Email: Zanolli.ashley@epa.gov  

Washington Organic Recycling Council

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

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 : General Contact   (866) 505-7173  
Email: wecs@pbsub.comÿ  

EPA

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

Biodegradable Products Institute

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

FindAComposter.com

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

Biodegradable Products Institute

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

FindAComposter.com

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

Waste360

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

Recycling

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 : 206-684-3000  
Email: imex@kingcounty.gov  

Washington State Department of Ecology

Department or Program: Solid Waste
Online statewide database of commercial and residential recycling outlets for many materials
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : 1-800-RECYCLE (1-800-732-9253)  

Washington State Department of Ecology

Department or Program: Solid Waste / 2Good2Toss
Statewide directory of reusable materials exchange services, electronics recycling, and safe unused medicine collection programs in many counties.
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact :

Seattle Public Utilities

Department or Program: Resource Venture
Resources, incentive programs and weblinks facilitating sustainable business solutions in Seattle through waste prevention, green building, water conservation and more.
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : 206-343-8505  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Seattle Public Utilities

Department or Program: Commercial Recycling, Planning and Development
Event recycling and commercial composting guidance/assistance
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Pat Kaufman   206-684-4512  
Email: Pat.Kaufman@seattle.gov  

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 : 206-263-8465  
Email: imex@kingcounty.gov  

Washington State Department of Ecology

Department or Program: Solid Waste
Online statewide database of commercial and residential recycling outlets for many materials
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : 1-800-RECYCLE (1-800-732-9253)  

Washington State Department of Ecology

Department or Program: 2Good2Toss
Statewide directory of reusable materials exchange services, electronics recycling, and safe unused medicine collection programs in many counties
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact :

National Resources

Ecocycle

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

Casella

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

Waste360

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

Earth911

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

Casella

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

Waste360

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

National Restaurant Association

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

Stormwater

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 : 253-445-4505  
Email: help@wastormwatercenter.org  

Partnership for Water Conservation

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

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 : 253-445-4505  
Email: help@wastormwatercenter.org  

King County Stormwater Services

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   206-296-1953  
Email: dale.nelson@kingcounty.gov  

National Resources

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 : 206-477-5858  
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  

Community Transit

Department or Program: Customer Outreach
Point of contact for public transit programs to special events in Snohomish County. Possible matching funds available for organizations that promote public transit to work or special events
Location: Everett   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Bonnie Ginsberg   425-348-2384  
Email: bonnie.ginsberg@commtrans.org  
Incentives: Yes  

King County Metro

Department or Program: Department of Transportation Market Development
Point of contact for public transit programs to special events. Possible matching funds available for organizations that promote public transit to work or special events
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Matt Hansen   206-263-3598  
Email: matt.hansen@kingcounty.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Sound Transit

Department or Program: Sustainability
Point of contact for public transit programs to special events
Location: Seattle   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Amy Shatzky   206-903-7454  
Email: amy.shatzkin@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 Contact   (734) 214-4767  
Email: smartway_transport@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

EPA

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

Waste & Recycling

National Resources

Water Conservation

Saving Water Partnership

Partnership of local Seattle and King County utilities that offer assistance to implement water conservation 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 : Craig Chatburn   206-684-4156  
Email: craig.chatburn@seattle.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Saving Water Partnership

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

Partnership for Water Conservation

Department or Program: Water Conservation
Provides training, bulk purchase, public education, networking, and management programs to advance water conservation.
Location: Puyallup   WA     Type: non-profit  
Contact : Janet Nazy   877-411-2120  
Email: info@partners4water.org  

National Resources

EPA

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

Food Service and Technology Center

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

American Water Works Association

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

Water – Use It Wisely

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

EPA

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

Food Service and Technology Center

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

American Water Works Association

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

Water – Use It Wisely

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

Water Re-Use

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 : Lori Larkin   206-477-5423  
Email: lori.larkin@kingcounty.gov  

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 : Kelly Susewind   360-407-6829  
Email: ksus461@ecy.wa.gov  

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 : Kelly Susewind   360-407-6405  
Email: kelly.susewind@ecy.wa.gov  

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 : Lori Larkin   206-684-1247  
Email: lori.larkin@kingcounty.gov  

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 : Craig Chatburn   206-684-4156  
Email: craig.chatburn@seattle.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

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