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Industry Partnerships

Partners for the Environment - a listing of EPA's voluntary partnership programs with programs presented by topic.

Best Workplaces for Commuters (formerly Commuter Choice Leadership Initiative) - Best Workplaces for Commuters is a joint EPA and U.S. Department of Transportation recognition and partnership program that encourages employers to offer their employees an outstanding level of commuter benefits such as tax-free transit passes, vanpool benefits, or telecommuting.

Climate Leaders Partnership - Climate Leaders is a voluntary EPA industry-government partnership that encourages companies to develop long-term comprehensive climate change strategies.

Combined Heat and Power Partnership - The electricity our homes, businesses, and factories use can be generated in traditional power plants with relatively low efficiency and high emissions, or it can be generated in smaller, distributed plants, at higher efficiencies and lower emissions. Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is one form of distributed generation that produces electricity at the point of use. CHP, or cogeneration, is the sequential production of electricity and thermal energy from a single fuel source. CHP is more efficient, cleaner, and reliable than conventional central power plants. The CHP Partnership is a voluntary program that seeks to reduce the environmental impact of power generation by fostering the use of CHP in the commercial, institutional, and industrial sectors.

Compliance and Assistance Programs - a listing of EPA Business Initiatives and compliance assistance information.

Design for the Environment - voluntary program designed to help businesses incorporate environmental considerations into the design and redesign of products, processes, and technical and management systems.

Energy Star - voluntary programs and products designed to promote energy efficiency, reduce pollution, and save money for consumers, organizations and businesses.

Environmental Accounting Project - voluntary program to encourage and motivate business to understand the full spectrum of their environmental costs, and integrate these costs into decision making.

Green Power Partnership - EPA’s Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program designed to reduce the environmental impact of electricity generation by promoting renewable energy. Commercial, nonprofit, and public organizations can become Partners by committing to procure an amount of renewable energy that is proportional to their annual electricity use. In return, EPA will provide a network of providers and Partners, technical information, and public recognition.

National Environmental Performance Track Program - Designed to recognize and encourage top environmental performers -- those who go beyond compliance with regulatory requirements to attain levels of environmental performance and management that benefit people, communities, and the environment.

The National Waste Minimization Partnership Program: In a Nutshell - The National Waste Minimization Partnership Program encourages EPA, state and local governments, manufacturers and other commercial companies, and/or non-governmental organizations to form voluntary partnerships that reduce the generation of hazardous wastes containing any of 30 Waste Minimization Priority Chemicals.

Methane Outreach - voluntary programs designed to promote profitable opportunities for reducing methane and other greenhouse gas emissions in the US.

Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program - - a voluntary program that forms partnerships with pesticide users to reduce health and environmental risk and implement pollution prevention strategies.

Project XL - a national pilot program that tests innovative ways of achieving better and more cost-effective public health and environmental protection.

Sector Facility Indexing Project - a pilot program that provides comprehensive information on the environmental performance of hundreds of facilities in five major industries.

Sector Strategies Program - EPA is working in a variety of ways with different industry sectors to promote improved environmental performance with reduced regulatory burden.

WasteWise - a voluntary program that targets the reduction of municipal solid waste; waste that would otherwise end up in a trash dumpster.

 

 
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