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Building with Green Products
Abstract: An introduction to green products for the building construction industry. Includes references to organizations developing standards, links to product directories and other pertinent on-line resources.
Source: Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Information Center

Chemical Product Clean-Out Protocol [PDF]
Abstract: This protocol outlines how to conduct a chemical product clean-out in a safe and efficient way. It was created by the Region 8 EPA/NPS Partnership as a tool for parks to safely remove and dispose of chemicals that will no longer be used after switching to a green purchasing program.
Source: National Park Service/Environmental Protection Agency Partnership Project

Cleaning National Parks: Using Environmentally Preferable Janitorial Products at Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks [PDF]
Abstract: Documents the process used at Yellowstone National Park to introduce environmentally preferable cleaning products. Grand Teton National Park implemented a similar program starting in April 1999. Intended to help other agencies and businesses understand how to carry out a "green" cleaning project.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EPA908-R-00/001

Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines
Abstract: A list of designated environmentally preferable products and proposed products grouped into the following 8 categories: Construction, Products, Landscaping Products, Nonpaper Office Products, Paper and Paper Products, Park and Recreation Products, Transportation Products, Vehicular Products, Miscellaneous Products. Each listing includes a brief description, EPA's recommended recycled-content ranges and access to a Supplier Database.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Department of Interior Focuses on Cleaning Products
Abstract: Describes the factors considered when DOI decided to make "environmental preferability" a significant factor in the selection of a new cleaning contractor and included "greening" language in the solicitation. The 5-year, $6.28 million contract (including option years) for cleaning 1.4 million square feet of office space was awarded in August 1999.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Energy Solutions for Your Home
Abstract: Gives tips for saving energy and money and links to further information about appliances, remodeling, heating and cooling, insulation, lighting, water heating, windows and more.
Source: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EREN)

Executive Order # 13423 - Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Abstract: Executive Orders (E.O.) are edicts issued by the President. Executive Order 13423 requires federal agencies to purchase environmentally preferable products and services, and revokes previous Executive Orders related to environmentally preferable purchasing.
Source: EPA

Framework for a Sustainable Future [PDF]
Abstract: After adopting a goal to achieve sustainability in operations, development and business practices, the agency created this report as an outline of their goals and aspirations. It includes best practices they want to adopt and special areas of concern as well as their timeline.
Source: Oregon State Parks

Green Procurement Topic Hub
Abstract: An introduction to basic information on green purchasing with references to a collection of links for more in-depth information. The "Background and Overview" section describes the impact purchasing decisions can have on the environment by examining statistics on consumption and sales.
Source: Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC)

Greening the NPS EnviroFact Sheets
Abstract: Series of pdf fact sheets on hazardous waste management and pollution prevention in Park Service facilities. Various issues are covered for vehicle maintenance, painting and coating, laboratory and construction.
Source: National Park Service

Integrating Green Purchasing into your Environmental Management System (EMS)
Abstract: The goal of this report is to help Federal facilities integrate green purchasing into their Environmental Management System (EMS). The intended audience includes those tasked with implementing an EMS, reducing environmental impacts, meeting green purchasing requirements and/or buying products and services in a Federal facility.
Source: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sustainability and Green Procurement
Abstract: Discusses challenges and successes in defining "green," finding and affording green products and the changes required to make green purchasing part of your operation. Includes links to other resources.
Source: Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)

The Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Guide
Abstract: Rates products ranging from office supplies to building maintenance supplies by whethey they are: less hazardous, conserve energy, contain recycled content, prevents waste, contain low VOCs, conserve water, and end-of-life management.
Source: Minnesota Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board


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