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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Action Guide to Greener Paper [PDF]
Abstract: Includes 22 purchasing recommendations and practical options
Source: Environmental Defense Fund
URL: http://apps.edf.org/documents/426_greenercatalogs.pdf

Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines
Abstract: Promotes the use of materials recovered from solid waste
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/cpg/

Environment Canada Green Office
Abstract: "How-to" for building green offices
Source: Environment Canada
URL: http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=714D9AAE-1&news=58
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Environmental Building News [PDF]
Abstract: Collection of land-use, building design, and construction strategies that reduce environmental impacts
Source: Environmental Building News
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/nonhaz/municipal/pubs/combined.pdf

EPA Final Guidance on Environmentally Preferable Purchasing - Guiding Principle 1
Abstract: A guiding principle for environmental purchasing
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/epp/pubs/guidance/finalguidance.htm#
GuidingPrinciple1

EPA Final Guidance on Environmentally Preferable Purchasing - Guiding Principle 2
Abstract: A guiding principle for environmental purchasing
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/epp/pubs/guidance/finalguidance.htm#
GuidingPrinciple2

EPA Final Guidance on Environmentally Preferable Purchasing - Guiding Principle 4
Abstract: A guiding principle for environmental purchasing
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/epp/pubs/guidance/finalguidance.htm#
GuidingPrinciple4

Florida Design Initiative
Abstract: Design and construction information for sustainable buildings
Source: Florida Sustainable Communities Center
URL: http://www.dms.myflorida.com/business_operations/real_estate
_development_management/facilities_management/sustainabl
e_buildings_and_energy_initiatives

From Waste to Resource Management: Reinventing Waste Contracts and Services [PDF]
Abstract: A discussion paper on the defining "resource management" explores the benefits of restructuring waste contracts to provide incentives for reducing waste
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/smm/wastewise/pubs/rmpaper.p
df

FTC Chairman Steiger Announces National Guidelines to Prevent Misleading Environmental Marketing Claims
Abstract: Early press release fully describing FTC environmental guides.
Source: Federal Trade Commission
URL: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/predawn/F93/greenguid3.htm

Global Recycling Network
Abstract: Provides recycling related information
Source: Global Recycling Network
URL: http://www.grn.com/

Green Pages - Online
Abstract: Directory of environmentally responsible businesses, products and services
Source: Co-Op America
URL: http://www.greenpages.org/

Green Procurement
Abstract: A set of articles about purchasing decisions and products that prevent pollution
Source: Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
URL: http://pprc.org/pubs/newsletter/news1199.html

Green Seal
Abstract: GreenSeal promotes the manufacture and sale of environmentally responsible consumer products
Source: Green Seal
URL: http://www.greenseal.org

Guide to Green Purchasing
Abstract: Guide for establishing and implementing an EPP program
Source: U.S. Air Force
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epp/pubs/greenguides.htm

King County Environmental Purchasing Program
Abstract: Details about King County's environmental purchasing program
Source: King County Environmental Purchasing Program
URL: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/procurement/Services/En
vironmental_Purchasing.aspx

King County Recycled Product Procurement Policy
Abstract: King County's policy for recycled products procurement
Source: King County Environmental Purchasing Program
URL: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/policies/aep/contractin
gaep/con712aep.aspx

Part 260 - Guides for the Use of Environmetnal Marketing Claims
Abstract: FTC regulations include general principles and FTC interpretation about how to substantiate environmetnl marketing claims.
Source: Federal Trade Commission
URL: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/grnrule/guides980427.htm

Public Procurement and Energy Efficiency in the Pacific Northwest [PDF]
Abstract: Market research study for purchasing energy efficient technologies
Source: Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
URL: http://www.energyideas.org/documents/misc/procurerpt.pdf

State and Local Government Purchasing Initiative [PDF]
Abstract: Information promoting the use of energy efficiency technologies
Source: Consortium for Energy Efficiency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/statelocalclimate/documents/pdf/energyeff
icientpurchasing.pdf

Strategic Contracting Increases Waste Prevention and Materials Recycling [PDF]
Abstract: A report of resource management among Nebraska organizations.
Source: Resource Recycling
URL: http://www.epa.gov/wastes/conserve/smm/wastewise/pubs/rr_rm.
pdf

Sustainable Development on Campus
Abstract: Tools to learn about sustainable development at learning institutions
Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development
URL: http://www.iisd.org/educate/

The Cleaning Products Pilot Project [PDF]
Abstract: Information on biodegradable offered by GSA's Commercial Cleaning Supply Catalog
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epp/pubs/cleaner.pdf

Waste at Work - Prevention Strategies for the Bottom Line
Abstract: Business tips to reduce waste disposal, purchasing, and operational costs
Source: INFORM
URL: http://www.informinc.org/wasteatwork.php

WasteWise Update: Environmentally Prefereable Purchasing [PDF]
Abstract: Sixteen pages identify the benefits of EPP, describes how to establish and maintain an EPP program, and provides EPP examples.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/smm/wastewise/pubs/wwupda15.
pdf

What is Resource Management?
Abstract: Describes how to develop compensation for services based on waste reduction goals.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/smm/wastewise/wrr/rm.htm

 


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