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Brownfields and Land Revitalization - Grants & Funding
Abstract: EPA's Brownfields Program (in partnership with other EPA programs) provides direct funding for brownfields assessment, cleanup, revolving loans, and environmental job training and brownfields activities. EPA also provides technical information on brownfields financing matters.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Clean Corporate Citizen Program
Abstract: The Clean Corporate Citizen (C3) program, allows regulated establishments that have demonstrated environmental stewardship and a strong environmental ethic through their operations in Michigan to be recognized as Clean Corporate Citizens.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Abstract: Oregon-based business certification program that recognizes businesses for adopting exceptional environmental business practices.
Source: Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center

Abstract: A respected environmental standard and third-party certificied label/mark, which assures purchasers customers that a product or service bearing the EcoLogo, meets stringent standards of environmental leadership.
Source: Environmental Choice (Canada)

Economic incentives for Green Jobs in New Mexico [PDF]
Abstract: A presentation on green jobs incentives in New Mexico.
Source: New Mexico Clean Energy and green business incentives

Energy Savings Performance Contracting
Abstract: An energy savings performance contract is an agreement between an energy services company (ESCO) and a building owner. The owner uses the energy cost savings to reimburse the ESCO and to pay off the loan that financed the energy conservation projects.
Source: Oregon Department of Energy

Abstract: Counties provide assistance and incentives for small, local businesses to reduce hazardous materials and waste to protect public health, municipal systems, and the environment.
Source: Counties in Washington State

EPA's Directory of Innovative Initiatives
Abstract: Access to many innovations at EPA - and regionally. addressing specific environmental media or that relate to environmental tools or functions.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

EPA's Environmental Innovation Portfolio
Abstract: Portfolio categorizes the types of strategies that environmental agencies can use to reap better results, highlights promising projects and approaches, and promotes networking.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

EPA's Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Abstract: Provides information on the economic incentive programs, with summaries of more than 70 programs. Manufacturers, operators, organizations and government agencies can utilize.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Green Permit Program (City of Chicago)
Abstract: The Chicago Department of Buildings (DOB) has developed an expedited permit process for projects that incorporate innovative green building strategies.
Source: City of Chicago

Green Seal
Abstract: An environmental product certification organization. View product standards including cleaners, paints, windows, appliances, heat pumps, air conditioners, and much more. Also explains how to have a product certified.
Source: Green Seal / ENN Design Group

Improving Air Quality with Economic Incentive Programs (Federal) [PDF]
Abstract: policy guidance for States and Tribes seeking approval for discretionary economic incentive programs (EIPs), which use market-based strategies to encourage air pollutant emission reductions.
Source: US EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards

Improving Air Quality with Economic Incentive Programs (WA State)
Abstract: The report assesses the role of economic incentives for controlling environmental pollution and documents hundreds of uses of economic incentives for controlling pollution at all levels of government to both supplement and substitute for traditional regulatory approaches.
Source: Washington State Department of Ecology, Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction Program

Insurance and Pollution Prevention [PDF]
Abstract: Several written case studies demonstrate the potential benefits of environmental insurance, and how environmental and safety improvements can lower insurance costs.
Source: Washington State Department of Ecology

Stormwater Facility Credit Program [PDF]
Abstract: This program offers reduced drainage fees to permitted stormwater properties (privately-owned systems) that reduce stormwater flow and/or provide water quality treatment, which help lessen the impact to the City's stormwater system and surface waters.
Source: Seattle Public Utilities

Tax Reform and the Environment: Why and How [PDF]
Abstract: Working paper discussing environmental tax shifting implications and ideas.
Source: World Resources Institute

The United States Experience with Economic Incentives for Protecting the Environment
Abstract: Reviews the role of economic incentives for controlling pollution and documents uses of economic incentives for controlling pollution at all levels of government to both supplement and substitute for traditional regulatory approaches.
Source: U.S. EPA

The Voluntary Advanced Technology Incentives Program [PDF]
Abstract: The Voluntary Advanced Technology Incentives Program is designed to achieve greater pollutant reductions than those achieved by only installing technology that helps mills control toxic discharges to water and meet the requirements of the rule.
Source: EPA

U.S. EPA DfE Safer Product Labeling Program and Standard for Safer Products
Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has more than 2,500 products authorized by the agency under its Design for the Environment (DfE) Safer Product Labeling Program to carry the DfE label.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


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