Resources for Private Entities

This list shows all resources relevant to private businesses and other private entities.

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2030 Districts designates urban areas across the country that are seeking to foster sustainability through the built environment.
Advanced
Interested in learning how to manage and evaluate your energy data? Look no further, this online resource allows users the ability to sort through energy data tools, webinars, presentations, and case studies etc. all in one spot.
The AgSTAR Project Development Handbook is intended for agriculture and livestock producers, farm owners, developers, investors, policymakers, implementers, and anyone working in agriculture or renewable energy that is interested in anaerobic digestion/biogas systems as a farm manure management option.
A regional public awareness campaign and partnership that seeks to improve air quality in North Texas.
An online library with information on water conservation and efficiency.
Intermediate
The Alternative Fueling Station Locator, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center, is a tool to locate alternative fueling stations throughout the country.
For organizers of community, specifically river, cleanup projects.
Intermediate
The American Planning Association has produced a Climate Change Policy Guide publication through the efforts of APA's Sustainable Communities Division (SCD). Embodied within the guide are over 50 policies and hundreds of supporting strategies to help planners proactively and effectively respond to a changing climate.
Intermediate
The American Planning Association (APA)'s Policy Guide on Water provides guidance to planners seeking to integrate water engineering into development policies.

The Green At College Park is a 3-acre urban infill development on the southeastern border of the University of Texas at Arlington campus. The site celebrates a defined campus edge, gateway entrance treatments, an oval lawn for organized and informal events, pedestrian promenade, animated LED lighting, recycled glass pervious paving, a drainage garden, biofilters, rain planters, outdoor classroom and layers of seating.

The Green Tracks pilot project was commissioned by the Maryland transit authority and developed by a multi-disciplinary project team. The purpose was to determine the feasibility of installing and maintaining a vegetated track system on a commuter light rail in Maryland. 

The Better Buildings Accelerators demonstrate the success of innovative energy efficiency practices in an effort to accelerate investment in these areas.
The Better Building Challenge is a voluntary program with the goal of improving the efficiency of commercial, institutional, and multifamily buildings and industrial plants by 20 percent or more over ten years.
The Better Buildings Initiative is a voluntary program focused on stimulating innovation and leadership in energy efficiency in homes, commercial buildings, and industrial plants.
The Better Buildings Residential Network connects energy efficiency programs and partners to share best practices in an effort to increase the number of homes that are energy efficient.
The On-Demand Webinar Library serves as repository for both past and upcoming webinars relating to topics from Air Management to Zero Energy.
Intermediate

This guidance document includes materials, trainings, and certification courses designed to provide building operators of rural K-12 school facilities with actionable steps to improve their energy efficiency knowledge and create comfortable, cost-saving, and energy-efficient learning environments.

The Better Communities Alliance facilitates the collaboration between public and private sector leaders who are committed to creating more sustainable communities by means of energy efficiency, transportation, and renewable energy.
BREEAM USA certifies existing commercial buildings that make sustainable improvements to their asset performance, operating efficiency, and building management practices.
Advanced
The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization that works to improve urban economies and ecosystems across the U.S. through initiatives in transportation, water, climate, and public policy.
Advanced
To help create a sustainable North Texas that is recognized nationwide as a center of development excellence.

Charles City and the Conservation Design Forum (CDF) developed a comprehensive plan to address street and stormwater challenges prevalent in the community.  The Conservation Design Forum worked with the City to develop a permeable streets plan for a 17 block area.  Plan alternatives included permeable paving, parkway bioretention, bioretention intersection narrowings, and infiltration beds.