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


Construction & Demolition Debris

City of San Francisco

Department or Program: SF Environment
Tech assistance on zero waste construction and green building including incentives, rebates and other services
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Mary Williams   415-355-3726  
Email: mary.williams@sfgov.org  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Building Materials Reuse Association

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

Construction Materials Recycling Association

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

U.S. Green Building Council

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

Building Green

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

Electronic Waste

Computer Recycling Center

Local computer recycling center offering pickup service of all types of electronic waste. Donates refurbished computers to local foster organizations and other nonprofits
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : Steven Wyatt   415-643-6200  
Email: greeneo@crc.org  

National Resources

EPA

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

Earth911

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

Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.

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

Energy Efficiency

Energy Upgrade California

Department or Program: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)/GreenFinanceSF
Innovative financing mechanism for commercial properties to fund up to 100% of the cost of building performance and clean energy upgrades
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : 415-937-7223  
Email: contact@greenfinancesf.org  
Incentives: Tes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Department or Program: Business Rebates/Money Back Solutions
Rebates/incentives for qualified energy efficiency products/measures installed.  (e.g., HVAC, lighting, food service, refrigeration)
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : Business Customer Service Center   1-800-468-4743  
Incentives: Yes  

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Department or Program: Savings By Design/Customized New Construction
Design assistance and incentives for energy efficient design and products used in new construction
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : Savings By Design team   415-973-3803  
Incentives: Yes  

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Department or Program: Continuous Energy Improvement
Develop energy-efficiency goals, implement best practices throughout your business. PG&E can help  gauge ongoing energy performance for your business
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : Business Customer Service Center   1-800-468-4743  

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Department or Program: Customized Retrofit
Customized incentives for retrofit projects involving high-efficiency equipment or system installations
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : Business Customer Service Center   1-800-468-4743  
Incentives: Yes  

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Department or Program: Energy Audits and Benchmarking
Offers energy audit services: understand a facility's energy use, evaluating  equipment and systems that impact energy consumption, find improvements to save energy and dollars
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : Business Customer Service Center   1-800-468-4743  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Department or Program: Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
Offers ABS for benchmarking facility using Energy Star Portfolio Manager.  Workshops and web tutorials offered for benchmarking with Portfolio Manager
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : Business Customer Service Center   1-800-468-4743  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Department or Program: Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)
Provides financial incentives for the installation of new, qualifying wind or fuel cell self-generation equipment
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : SGIP Program   415-973-6436  
Email: selfgen@pge.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Department or Program: Solar and Renewables Program
Information on incentives, tax credits, financial resources, designing, etc. for solar and other renewable energy projects
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Private  
Contact :
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Fan Engagement

National Resources

Food Donation

San Francisco Food Bank

Free pickup service of surplus and imperfect food that is still edible, including bulk quantities, dry, refrigerated foods and limited quantities of non-food items such as soap and toiletries. Capture tax benefit and dispose of excess inventory
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Barbara Abbott   415-282-1900 x235  
Email: babbott@sffb.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

City of San Francisco

Department or Program: SF Environment/SF Energy Watch
Case studies, incentives, city ordinances, and preferred contractor list for energy efficiency products and projects
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : SF Environment Program   415-355-3700  
Email: environment@sfgov.org  
Incentives: Yes  

City of San Francisco

Department or Program: SF Environment/Benchmarking Ordinance

Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Benchmarking Program Support   415-355-3700  
Email: benchmark@sfenvironment.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

EPA

Department or Program: ENERGY STAR Region 9
The ENERGY STAR program provides information, education, benchmarking tools, product information, and recognition programs to improve energy efficiency.  Online Service Provider Partner list available
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Kathy Diehl/ES Hotline   415-972-3996/ENERGY STAR Hotline (888) STAR-YES / (888-782-7937)  
Email: diehl.kathy@epa.gov   or   buildings@energystar.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

California Center for Sustainable Energy

Helps California residents, businesses and public agencies save energy, reduce grid demand and generate their own power through a variety of rebate, technical assistance and education programs
Location: San Diego   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 858-244-1177  
Incentives: Yes  

Flex Your Power

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

National Resources

EPA

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

SWEEP: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

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

US Dept. of Energy

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

WSU Extension Energy Program

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

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)

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

Energy Solutions Center, Inc. (ESC)

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

Food Service Technology Center

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

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

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

The Climate Trust

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

The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)

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

General Assistance - Other Topics

SF Green Business

Network of organizations aiming to adopt environmental practices that are sustainable and profitable; programs available include recognition and certification opportunities, technical assistance and more
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Anna Frankel   415-355-3778  
Email: anna.frankel@sfgov.org  

City of San Francisco

Department or Program: SFEnvironment: Toxics Reduction Program/Green Purchasing
Technical assistance re: integrated pest management and green purchasing
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Jessian Choy   415-355-3776  
Email: jessian.choy@sfgov.org  

National Resources

Greenbiz

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

General Assistance - Waste & Recycling

Alameda County

Department or Program: StopWaste Partnership
Free assistance, grants and incentives for companies and institutions seeking to lowering operating costs, increase efficiency and implement recycling and waste prevention improvements
Location: Oakland   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : 510-891-6500  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Food Service Technology Center

Promotes waste reduction, energy efficiency, and water conservation in the food service industry
Location: San Ramon   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 1-800-398-3782  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

San Francisco Clean City Coalition

Sustainability employment training for low-income people in San Francisco; special event cleanup and recycling services, electronic waste disposal, as well as other types of technical assistance
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 415-552-9201  
Email: info@sfcleancity.com  

National Resources

Ecocycle

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

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

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

StopWaste

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

National Restaurant Association

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

General Assistance - Water

San Francisco Water Power Sewer

Department or Program: Business Rebate and Incentive program
Free audits, potential fixture rebates and free fixtures; also info on commercial high efficiency urinals and washers, commercial equipment grants, and incentivized solar programs
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Kevin Galvin   415-554-3260  
Email: kgalvin@sfwater.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

National Resources

Green Cleaning

San Francisco Department of Public Health

Department or Program: Clean and Green Program
Free pollution prevention workshops, environmental tools, private consultations and health education materials for San Francisco businesses
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Virginia St. Jean   415-252-3907  
Email: virginia.stjean@sfdph.org  

National Resources

EPA

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

Green Seal

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

Green Energy

State of California

Department or Program: Property Tax Incentive
Property tax exclusion for qualifying solar installations
Location: Sacramento   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : California State Board of Equalization   800-400-7115  

San Francisco Water Power Sewer

Department or Program: GoSolarSF
SF PUC incentive for installing solar energy generation on your property, contracting with an installer participating in the City’s Workforce Development program
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : GoSolarSF   415-554-3434  
Email: GoSolarSF@sfwater.org  
Incentives: Yes  

State of California

Department or Program: California Solar Initiative (CSI); Go Solar California
Offers solar incentives to energy users in investor-owned utility (IOU) territories
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Contact your utility for details  
Email: see   website   for   contact   links  
Incentives: Yes  

State of California

Department or Program: Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)
Rebates for qualifying distributed energy systems installed on the customer's side of the utility meter
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: see   website   for   contact   links  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

EPA

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

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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

Center for Resource Solutions

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

DSIRE

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

Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE)

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

Solar Energy International (SEI)

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

Green Purchasing

City of San Francisco

Department or Program: SFEnvironment: Toxics Reduction
Toxics reduction and green purchasing expertise
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Chris Geiger   415-355-3759  
Email: Chris.Geiger@sfgov.org  

City of San Francisco

Department or Program: SFEnvironment: Toxics Reduction Program/Green Purchasing
Technical assistance re: integrated pest management and green purchasing
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Jessian Choy   415-355-3776  
Email: jessian.choy@sfgov.org  

SFApproved.org

Environmentally preferable purchasing resources including approved products, city ordinance info, and green product library
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: sfapproved.org  

Conserveatree

Expert advice and one-stop source for information on environmentally friendly paper supply
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 415-883-6264  
Email: paper@conservatree.org  

Use Reusables

How-to guides, training workshops, and assistance on green packaging and supply chain greening
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 1-877-STOPWASTE (1-877-786-7927)  
Email: Reusables@StopWaste.Org  

National Resources

EPA

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

EPA

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

EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)

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

Environmental Paper Network

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

Green Seal

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

National Association of State Procurement Officials

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

Responsible Purchasing Network

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

Green Sports Cleaning

National Resources

Groundskeeping

PlantSF

Information on sustainable landscaping, integrated pest management, permeable concrete and other resources
Location: San FranciscoType: Non-profit  
Contact :

National Resources

EPA

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

EPA

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

Center for Integrated Pest Management

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

Landfill Trash

Recology

Employee-owned waste company focusing on resource recovery. Contact local service providers for business outreach and education programs, incentives, assistance with difficult to recycle items, and other recology programs
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : Mary Sawai, Communications Director   415-875-1000  
Email: msawai@recology.com  
Measurement Tools: Yes

National Resources

Waste360

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

Waste Management Sustainability Services

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

Multimedia Pollution Prevention

National Resources

Organic Waste

City of San Francisco

Department or Program: SF Environment
Expertise in large venue sustainability efforts; zero waste program offers grants, hazardous waste assistance, waste prevention case studies and directories
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Julie Bryant   415-355-3726  
Email: julie.bryant@sfgov.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

City of San Francisco

Department or Program: SF Environment
Zero waste program; initial point of contact for greening the waste stream; offers grants, hazardous waste reduction assistance, waste prevention case studies and directories
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Robert Haley   (415) 355-3752  
Email: robert.haley@sfgov.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

City of San Francisco

Department or Program: SF Environment: Commercial Zero Waste
Zero waste expertise and contact for free zero waste audits,  waste reduction and waste stream management projects
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Jack Macy or Steven Chiv   415-355-3751, 415-355-3745  
Email: jack.macy@sfgov.org,   steven.chiv@sfgov.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery

Department or Program: Cal Recycle: Materials Management and Local Assistance
Liaison between state programs at CalRecycle and local city sustainability contacts. Expertise in finding the right person for technical assistance inquiries
Location: Sacramento   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Katie Garrison, Christopher Bria, Piper Miguelgorry   916-341-6524, 916-324-3560, 316-341-6265  
Email: Katie.Garrison@CalRecycle.ca.gov,   Christopher.Bria@CalRecycl.ca.gov,   Piper.Miguelgorry@CalRecycle.ca.gov                

EPA Region 9

EPA regional contact,  food recovery challenge advisor
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Saskia Van Gendt, Laura Moreno   415-947-4103, 415-947-4240  
Email: vangendt.saskia@epa.gov,   moreno.laura@epa.gov  

National Resources

Biodegradable Products Institute

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

FindAComposter.com

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

Waste360

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

Recycling

Sfrecycles.org

Department or Program: Ecofinder, soon to be RecycleWhere?
Tools for locating recycling sites in the San Francisco area
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact :

San Mateo County

Department or Program: Recycle Works
Waste/recycling resource for San Mateo county with additional resources on county sustainability programs, green building, green business, energy efficiency rebates
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact :
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery

Department or Program: Cal Recycle
State's leading authority on recycling, waste reduction, and product reuse.  CalRecycle promotes innovation in technology to encourage economic and environmental sustainability
Location: Sacramento   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Diana Rivera   916-324-1727  
Email: Diana.Rivera@CalRecycle.ca.gov  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Scroungers Canter for Reusable Art Parts (SCRAP)

Creative reuse center to divert landfill waste and repurpose materials into educational programs, creative projects, and classroom supplies. Re-usable materials include textiles, buttons, paper, craft and office supplies, plastics, and wood
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : 415-647-1746  
Email: scrap@scrap-sf.org  

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Earth911

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

Casella

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

Waste360

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

National Restaurant Association

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

Stormwater

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Transportation

City of San Francisco

Department or Program: SFEnvironment: Transportation
Sustainable Commuting programs and incentives providing commuter benefit programs, emergency ride home service, rideshare, bicycle advocacy, and other alternatives to driving alone
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Krute Singa   415-355-3734  
Email: krute.singa@sfgov.org  

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EPA

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

Waste & Recycling

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Water Conservation

East Bay Municipal Utilities District

Department or Program: Water Smart Center
Commercial water services and rebates, with several water conservation resources including  WaterSmart certification, free conservation devices, events and workshops
Location: Oakland   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : 1-866-403-2683  
Email: custsvc@ebmud.com  
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

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EPA

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

Food Service and Technology Center

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

American Water Works Association

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

Water – Use It Wisely

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

Water Re-Use

National Resources

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