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UC Berkeley BioExec Institute
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Produced by Prescience, the UC Berkeley BioExec Institute at the Haas School of Business brings together executive leaders in the life sciences from around the globe to address strategies that will help manage business issues of bringing innovative science—within a highly regulated and competitive industry—to the marketplace. The Institute offers attendees six-days of interactive programming delivered by industry specialists from the Deloitte Life Science Practice, UC Berkeley Center for...

U.S. Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement
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Mayors are on the front lines of impacting human behavior - from their work on recycling, to aids prevention, and prostate cancer, they are changing human behavior every day. This is one of many reasons why 1054 mayors continue to join The U.S. Conference of Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement, vowing to reduce carbon emissions in their cities below 1990 levels, in line with the Kyoto Protocol. Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels was the founder of this movement.

U.S. Green Building Council - A Local Government Guide (2011)
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The purpose of this guide is to explore one tool in particular – the LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) rating system – focusing specifically on the ways it can be best used by local governments to achieve sustainability goals.

U.S. EPA’s Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Guides (2010)
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The Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Guides provide a comprehensive, straightforward overview of greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategies that local governments can employ. Topics include energy efficiency, transportation, community planning and design, solid waste and materials management, and renewable energy. City, county, territorial, tribal, and regional government staff and elected officials can use these guides to plan, implement, and evaluate climate and energy...

U.S. EPA: Tabletop Exercise Tool for Water Systems
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The EPA developed an updated Tabletop Exercise Tool for Water Systems: Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Climate Resiliency (TTX Tool) to assist those interested in planning and facilitating tabletop exercises that focus on Water Sector-related issues. The tool includes fully-customizable materials users can modify, allowing them to conduct a tabletop exercise to meet their specific needs. The TTX Tool contains five climate change scenarios that provide an opportunity for utilities to...

U.S. EPA: Sustainable Design and Green Building Toolkit for Local Governments (2010)
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the Sustainable Design and Green Building Toolkit for Local Governments in order to assist local governments in identifying and removing barriers to sustainable design and green building within their permitting process. This Toolkit addresses the codes/ordinances that would affect the design, construction, renovation, and operation and maintenance of a building and its immediate site. There are two sections to the Toolkit: the first...

U.S. EPA: Smart Growth Guidelines for Sustainable Design & Development (2009)
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These Guidelines provide resources for communities that seek to locate, design, and develop housing — particularly affordable housing — in a way that reduces household costs, improves residents' quality of life, and invests public resources more sustainably. The guidelines can serve as a checklist for local officials, state or regional policy makers, developers, and community members to ensure that programs, plans, and proposed developments incorporate the elements needed at the location,...

U.S. EPA: Guide for State and Local Agencies
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The Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) rule requires in general that annual reports be submitted to EPA by suppliers of fossil fuels and industrial GHGs, manufacturers of vehicles and engines outside of the light duty sector, and downstream facilities that emit 25,000 metric tons or more CO2 equivalent per year. The GHG emissions that must be reported are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), sulfur...

U.S. EPA: Guide for Fuel Combustion Sources Reporting
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Under the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) rule, owners or operators of facilities that emit 25,000 metric tons or more of GHGs per year (expressed as carbon dioxide equivalents) from stationary fuel combustion or that meet any other applicability requirements of the rule (see information sheet on General Provisions) are required to report emissions from stationary fuel combustion. Owners or operators must collect emission data; calculate GHG emissions; and follow the specified...

U.S. EPA: GHG Reporting Rule Information Sheets
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This series of information sheets is intended to assist potential reporters and others to understand key provisions of the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule. The “General Provisions” information sheet provides an overview of the source categories covered under this rule. The source-specific information sheets highlight key information on each specific emission category. To assist you, provided are checklists for some source categories. The monitoring checklist identifies the data...

U.S. EPA: Examples of Codes That Support Smart Growth Development (2010)
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EPA has found that many of the applicants to our Smart Growth Implementation Assistance program request help with updating and/or revising their codes. In response to this demand, EPA compiled this set of best-practice examples of adopted codes and guidelines from around the U.S. that support smart growth. This list is not exhaustive, but rather is a sampling of good, smart growth-supportive codes that could be used as models for communities trying to make similar updates to their zoning....

U.S. EPA: Database of Environmental Information for Products and Services
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EPA launched the EPP Database in 1999 in response to customer demand for a one-stop shop for environmental information on products and services the federal government buys. The database is organized like a shopping mall with a selection of "stores." Each "store" is organized into "aisles" (product categories) that group similar types of products and services.

U.S. EPA: Climate Ready Estuaries
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Estuaries and coastal areas are particularly vulnerable to climate variability and change. In order to protect their ecosystems from projected impacts of sea level rise, increasing temperatures, and other effects, coastal managers may need to develop and implement adaptation measures. The Climate Ready Estuaries program works with the National Estuary Programs and other coastal managers to: 1) assess climate change vulnerabilities, 2) develop and implement adaptation strategies, 3) engage...

U.S. EPA: Applicability Tool for Greenhouse Gas Reporting
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This tool is designed to help you assess whether your facility would be required to report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as required by EPA’s Mandatory GHG Reporting Rule. Applicability depends on the source categories located at the facility and, for some source categories, the emission level or production capacity.

U.S. EPA WaterSense Water Conservation Program
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  • Training

WaterSense, a partnership program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. WaterSense brings together a variety of stakeholders to: Promote the value of water efficiency; Provide consumers with easy ways to save water, as both a label for products and an information resource to help people use water more efficiently; Encourage...

U.S. EPA Waste Reduction Model (WARM)
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EPA created the Waste Reduction Model (WARM) to help solid waste planners and organizations track and voluntarily report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from several different waste management practices. WARM is available both as a Web-based calculator and as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (355K WinZip archive).

WARM calculates and totals GHG emissions of baseline and alternative waste management practices—source reduction, recycling, combustion, composting, and landfilling...

U.S. EPA Urban Waters Small Grants
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The EPA expects to award $1.8 to $3.8 million in grants for projects across the country that will contribute to improved water quality and community revitalization. The goal of these Urban Waters Small Grants is to fund research, studies, training, and demonstration projects that will advance the restoration of urban waters by improving water quality through activities that also support community revitalization and other local priorities. The funding is part of EPA's Urban Waters program,...

U.S. EPA Region 9 Grants & Funding
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EPA provides financial assistance grants to qualified applicants to support a variety of environmental programs and activities. EPA Region 9 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations) works within the context of EPA's national grants program to provide funding opportunities specific to EPA's Pacific Southwest Region. EPA supports two major types of grants:
1. Ongoing grants, which are commonly awarded to states, tribes, and U.S. territories to support and...

U.S. EPA Green Vehicle Guide
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This tool from EPA provides information that can help you choose the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicles.

U.S. EPA Green Power Partnership
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The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that supports the organizational procurement of green power by offering expert advice, technical support, tools and resources. Partnering with EPA can help your organization lower the transaction costs of buying green power, reduce its carbon footprint, and communicate its leadership to key stakeholders. Green power is electricity produced from a subset of renewable resources, such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and low-impact hydro....

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