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With support from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) is launching a new project to help public agencies, green building professionals, and facility managers shrink the environmental footprint of their existing buildings, while saving money!
Over the next year, RPN will be conducting online and in-person workshops designed to demonstrate how to increase energy efficiency, reduce waste and improve indoor air quality by purchasing “green” building maintenance products such as:
Purchasers in EPA Regions 1, 4, 7, and 9 (see table below) may also qualify for FREE technical assistance to help advance their high-profile green building initiatives. Qualifying projects must be likely to yield measurable environmental results in reducing energy, water, or pollutants. If your project is chosen, RPN’s staff will help you draft environmental specifications for green building supplies, facilitate cooperative contracting opportunities for green building products or services, or undertake another initiative designed to dramatically boost the use of green building maintenance products.
ELIGIBLE EPA REGIONS
REGION 1: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire
REGION 4: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
REGION 7; Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa
REGION 9: Alaska, California, Hawai’i, Nevada
Technical assistance opportunities are limited and an application is required. Please download the application below to submit your proposal!
Technical Assitance Application:
RPN Webinar: Green Purchasing for Existing Buildings - September 29, 2011
Existing buildings are a major contributor to Americans’ environmental impact. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in addition to producing 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, existing commercial buildings in the public and private sector:
However, with procurement choices and smart operations, building owners and occupants can dramatically improve their environmental footprint.
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This webinar was offered as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Pollution Prevention Program Offices' Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program.