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Table of Contents
Background and Overview
What is Purchasing?
Making the Green Purchasing Change
Reasons for Change
Where To Go for P2 Help
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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

Environmental Marketing Claims
Abstract: National guidelines issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with the cooperation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are available to help companies make sure their green claims don't run afoul of the law.
Source: Federal Trade Commission
URL: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/business/energy/bus19.shtm

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

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

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

The FTC's Environmental Cases
Abstract: A list of companies with whom the FTC disagreed about the substantiation used to make their environmental claims.
Source: Federal Trade Commission
URL: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/grnrule/environ-cases.htm

 


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