EPA Partnership Programs
AIRNow - The U.S. EPA, NOAA, NPS, tribal, state, and local agencies developed the AIRNow Web site to provide the public with easy access to national air quality information. AIRNow offers daily air quality forecasts as well as real-time air quality conditions for over 300 cities across the US, and provides links to more detailed State and local air quality information.
Best Workplaces for Commuters - Encourages employers to sign a voluntary agreement to offer their employees outstanding, traffic reducing commuter benefits (e.g. significant level of tax-free transit passes, vanpool benefits, telecommuting) as part of a comprehensive commuter benefits package.
Burn Wise - Burn Wise is a partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that emphasizes the importance of burning the right wood, the right way, in the right wood-burning appliance to protect your home, health, and the air we breathe.
Clean School Bus USA - Provide the cleanest possible transportation to this generation of school children by 1) eliminating unnecessary school bus idling; 2) retrofitting 1991 and later school buses with advanced emission control technology; and 3) replacing the oldest school buses (1990 and earlier) with new ones.
Climate Leaders - An EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop long-term comprehensive climate change strategies.
Coal Combustion Products Partnership (C2P2) - A joint government and industry program to increase the beneficial use of coal combustion products to reduce energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and increase industrial recycling. The goals of the C2P2 program are to increase the use of coal ash as a replacement for Portland cement in concrete from 12.6 million tons in 2002 to 20 million tons in 2010, which will reduce future greenhouse gas generation by over 6.5 million tons annually, and increase the overall use of CCPs from 35%, 2002, to 45 by 2008.
Diesel Retrofit Program - To improve the emissions performance of existing diesel vehicles and equipment by encouraging the use of newer technology on their engines.
Energy Star - A government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. Maximizes energy efficiency in commercial, industrial, and residential settings by promoting new building and product design and practices.
Green Power Partnership - Through this program, the EPA supports organizations that are buying or planning to buy green power. As a Green Power Partner, an organization pledges to replace a portion of its electricity consumption with green power within a year of joining the Partnership. The EPA offers credible benchmarks for green power purchases, market information, and opportunities for recognition and promotion of leading purchasers.
Green Vehicle Guide - Reports both fuel economy and emissions of all newly manufactured vehicles. The guide is updated annually.
Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools - Comprehensive program for indoor air in schools.
Indoor Environments - Promotes simple, low-cost methods for reducing indoor air quality risks.
It All Adds Up to Cleaner Air - Educates the public regarding the impact of travel choices on air quality, traffic congestion, and public health.
Labs 21 - A voluntary program that saves money at laboratories while improving our environment. Laboratories require tens of millions of dollars worth of energy to run and add tens of thousands of pounds of pollution to our air, soil and water. EPA and the US Department of Energy are helping new and retrofitted laboratories cut their energy costs and reduce environmental damage. The goal is to create energy self-sufficiency for all EPA labs, modeling these savings for other science labs throughout the country.
Methane to Markets Partnership - An action-oriented initiative that will reduce global methane emissions to enhance economic growth, promote energy security, improve the environment, and reduce greenhouse gases.
Smartway Transport Partnership - To improve the environmental performance and fuel efficiency of the US freight sector (truck and rail) through the use of a voluntary market incentive system, that encourages retailers/end users to choose trucking and/or rail companies that are environmental leaders in their respective industry segments.
Tribal Air - Designed to strengthen EPA and tribal air quality programs in Indian country by providing timely and user-friendly access to key information; promoting the exchange of ideas; and making available relevant documents to all environmental professionals who live and work in Indian country.