Electronics Environmental Benefits Calculator (EEBC)
The EEBC is intended to assist institutional purchasers, including Federal Electronic Challenge (FEC) program participants, in quantifying the benefits of environmentally sound management of electronic equipment.
Green Cleaning Pollution Prevention Calculator
The Green Cleaning Pollution Prevention Calculator quantifies the projected environmental benefits of purchasing and using "green" janitorial services and products. It is designed to forecast the environmental benefits of reducing chemical use by doing some or all pollution prevention measures typically involved in the routine interior cleaning of an office building. This tool also enables users to identify which green cleaning measures will have the greatest impact in reducing their use of hazardous chemicals and in preventing pollution.
Green Building Initiative
The Green Building Initiative (GBI) provides sustainability assessment and certification services to help reduce operational costs, qualify for tax incentives, meet federal mandates, or increase the marketability of buildings and is an alternative to LEED.
Green infrastructure is an approach to wet weather management that is cost-effective, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. Green Infrastructure management approaches and technologies infiltrate, evapotranspire, capture and reuse stormwater to maintain or restore natural hydrologies.
High Performance Buildings
Links to, and highlights from, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System,™ case studies of green construction efforts, software and databases to aid in determining which construction products and processes are the most effective, and assorted high performance construction guidelines and standards.
Sustainable Facilities Tool
The Sustainable Facilities Tool (SFTool) helps conserve resources and reduce operating costs by bringing together the sustainability information needed to green buildings. Use SFTool as a quick reference for day-to-day questions or dig deeper to understand more about efficiency, indoor environmental quality, conservation and the connections between them.
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.
Federal Electronics Challenge The Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC) The Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC) was a partnership program that encouraged federal facilities and agencies to purchase greener electronics, reduce impacts of electronics during use, and manage used electronics in an environmentally safe way. The program ended the partnership and awards sections of the program in August 2013, but is still providing technical information through webinars and by updating the resources on the website.
Federal Green Challenge The Federal Green Challenge is a national initiative under US EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program, challenging EPA and other federal agencies throughout the country to lead by example in reducing the Federal Government's environmental impact.
Mobile Applications for the Environment - FedCenter has compiled a topical index of Federally-sponsored and non-profit mobile applications that may be of interest to the Federal environmental community. Mobile applications are those tools and information resources that have been specifically developed for your mobile devices, such as smartphone, tablet, or other Internet-connected hand-held device.
Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation
Through their national program, Call2Recycle™, the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) can help recycle used portable rechargeable batteries and old cell phones.
Zero Waste International Alliance
The Zero Waste International Alliance has been established to promote positive alternatives to landfill and incineration and to raise community awareness of the social and economic benefits to be gained when waste is regarded as a resource base upon which can be built both employment and business opportunity.
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