Resources for Private Entities

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

You can filter the results by selecting one or more resource types using the form below.

The National Solar Jobs Census analyzes current employment, trends, and projected growth in the U.S. solar industry.
Basic
The Natural Capital Project develops nature-based solutions to various environmental challenges and encourages natural capital investments.
Advanced
The North Central Texas Council of Governments Environment and Development Department's YouTube channel. Educational explainer videos, webinar presentations, and other video resources are posted here.
Basic

This interactive map highlights buildings and communities throughout the North Central Texas region that have been certified by third-party organizations that recognize sustainable excellence in the built environment.

The American Planning Association (APA)'s Policy Guide on Water provides guidance to planners seeking to integrate water engineering into development policies.
Intermediate
This website contains information about NCTCOG's Trash Free Waters Project as well as details on upcoming and past events related to the project.
Intermediate
This guide was created to help city engineers, planners, developers, decision-makers, and other transportation and development professionals assess their choices when integrating green infrastructure practices into the roadway, sidewalk, parking lot, and trail projects.
Intermediate
Conservation and water reuse are critical ways North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) manages a finite supply of water. NTMWD is relying on water conservation as the soure for nearly one-quarter of the future water supplies for their customers.
Basic
This toolkit was created by NCTCOG for outreach purposes and to educate the public on proper OSSF maintenance.
Intermediate
ParkSmart certifies sustainable parking structure design and operation.
Advanced
NCTCOG's regional campaign to reduce the health risks and water quality issues associated with pet waste.
Intermediate

The City of Plano's The Great Update Rebate program is designed to provide pertinent rebates to homeowners of older properties to update and maintain their homes. 

The Water Conservation Rebate Program offers rebates to residents who install rain/freeze sensors, high efficiency toilets, and pressure reducing values.

The Water Wise Landscape Tour is an annual educational tour of residential homes with drought-tolerant, native, and adapted landscapes. The tour is free of charge to residents to visit homes.

The Public Utility Commission of Texas regulates the state's electric and telecommunication utilities, implements respective legislation, and offers customer assistance in resolving consumer complaints. Their mission is to protect customers, foster competition, and promote high quality infrastructure. As part of that mission, they have created the "Power to Choose" website as a tool to assist Texans in shopping for electricity.
Basic
PACE provides low-cost, long-term loans to commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential property owners for the purpose of implementing water conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable retrofits.
Intermediate
The Rainwater Harvesting Supply Calculator calculates the balance of supply and demand for the purpose of correctly sizing a rainwater system.
Basic
The Region C Water Planning Group develops and implements the regional water plan, which acts as a “bottom-up” approach to planning for the state’s future water needs. The regional water plan is incorporated into the State Water Plan under the purview of the Texas Water Development Board.
Basic
The RCCC develops regional code recommendations and promotes the standardization of model construction codes for the North Central Texas Region.
Basic
The Regional Ecosystem Framework, or REF, is a tool that identifies areas of relative ecological importance in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Transportation partners and local governments that are developing infrastructure projects can use the REF as a preliminary screening tool to identify environmental impacts their projects may have and identify mitigation areas to offset any impacts.
Intermediate
Dallas water utilities resource center provides information on water conservation checklist for the home, brochures, web resources.
Intermediate
The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) develops market-based solutions that will accelerate the shift to energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Advanced