Resources for Private Entities

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

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Buffalo Bayou Promenade is a 23-acre urban park and recreation area that transformed an overgrown, trash-soaked urban greyfield into a thriving waterfront. The $15 million landmark project both improved flood control capacity and transformed a marginalized space beneath the freeway into a safe, welcoming place for pedestrians.

The Institute for Market Transformation promotes increasing the energy efficiency of buildings through research, programs, and policies.
Intermediate
The iSWM Program for Construction and Development is a cooperative initiative that assists cities and counties to achieve their goals of water quality protection, streambank protection, and flood mitigation, while also helping communities meet their construction and post-construction obligations under state stormwater permits.
Basic
InVEST software provides valuations of ecosystem services and assesses how environmental impacts can alter the benefits they provide to humans.
Advanced
The Irrigation Association's Smart Irrigation outreach Toolkit educates customers about water-use efficiency, promotes irrigation products and best practices that minimize peak water use and reduce demands on infrastructure, and provides real solutions to today's water challenges.
Basic
To share methods that can be used to identify trash sources along waterways.
Intermediate
To share methods that can be used to identify trash sources along waterways.
Intermediate
The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center's mission is to inspire the use of native plants and to improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife, and enhance human health and happiness.
Basic
LEED certifies that any type of building (residential, commercial, industrial) is considered resource-efficient.
Advanced

The Elmer Avenue Neighborhood Retrofit transformed a typical residential street into a model "green street" by incorporating stormwater best management practices (BMPs) that capture and filter runoff from a 40-acre area. 

For community groups, nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, national parks, and local, state and federal agencies.
Basic
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