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Technical guidance, online calculators and locators, and key background information are readily available to help decision-makers implement best management practices (BMPs) that can help minimize the environmental footprint of constructing and operating contaminated site remedies. BMP integration during early stages of cleanup, such as the remedy design phase, can help target the largest footprint contributions throughout a project's duration. Many of the resources focus on topics concerning a particular core element of green remediation.
Advanced Manufacturing Office: Technical Assistance, Plant Energy System Areas. U.S. DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.
Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide (PDF) (56 pp, 1.6MB). U.S. DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-540-43672. Revised January 2009.
Energy and the Environment. U.S. EPA.
Federal Building Energy Use Benchmarking Guidance. U.S. DOE. April 2014 update.
Green Remediation Best Management Practices: Integrating Renewable Energy into Site Cleanup (PDF) (8 pp, 621K). U.S. EPA/Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation. EPA 542-F-11-006. April 2011.
Submetering Wizard. Sustainable Facilities (SF) Tool. U.S. General Services Administration.
Technology Deployment: Models and Tools. U.S. DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Alternative Fueling Station Locator. U.S. DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.
Analysis of the Benefits of Green Remediation Best Management Practices for Local Air Quality (PDF) (14 pp, 422K). Charlene Lawson, U.S. EPA/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response internship. December 2012.
Best Practices for Clean Diesel Construction: Successful Implementation of Equipment Specifications to Minimize Diesel Pollution (PDF) (9 pp, 1.2MB). Northeast Diesel Collaborative.
Clean Construction. U.S. EPA.
Diesel Emissions Quantifier (DEQ). U.S. EPA.
fueleconomy.gov. U.S. DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy and U.S. EPA/Office of Transportation & Air Quality.
Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator. U.S. EPA.
Green Remediation Best Management Practices: Clean Fuel & Emission Technologies for Site Cleanup (PDF) (10 pp, 355K). U.S. EPA/Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation. EPA 542-F-10-008. August 2010.
City Green: Innovative Green Infrastructure Solutions for Downtowns and Infill Locations. U.S. EPA. EPA 230R16001. May 2016. *New*
Green Infrastructure. U.S. EPA.
Guidelines for Water Reuse (PDF) (643 pp, 17.5MB). U.S. EPA Office of Water/Office of Wastewater Management and U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development/National Risk Management Research Laboratory. EPA/600/R-12/618. September 2012.
Implementing Instructions: Federal Agency Implementation of Water Efficiency and Management Provisions of EO 13514 (PDF) (28 pp, 688K). Council on Environmental Quality. July 10, 2013.
National Stormwater Calculator. U.S. EPA.
Water Efficiency Manual (PDF) (150 pp, 2MB). North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. May 2009.
Land & Ecosystems
Ecological Revitalization: Turning Contaminated Properties into Community Assets (PDF) (83 pp, 4.4MB). U.S. EPA/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. EPA 542-R-08-003. February 2009.
EnviroAtlas. U.S. EPA.
Pollinator-Friendly Best Management Practices on Federal Lands. U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Interior. Draft, May 11, 2015.
Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration: Analysis of Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration at Three Contaminated Sites Remediated and Revitalized with Soil Amendments (PDF) (56 pp, 5.2MB). U.S. EPA/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. EPA-542-R-10-003. February 2011.
The Incorporation of an Ecosystem Services Assessment into the Remediation of Contaminated Sites. Sarah Slack, U.S. EPA/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response fellowship. August 2010.
Materials & Waste
BioPreferred® Catalog. U.S. Department of Agriculture BioPreferred Program.
Coal Ash Reuse. U.S. EPA.
Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center. National Center for Manufacturing Sciences and U.S. EPA.
Green Remediation Best Management Practices: Materials and Waste Management (PDF) (4 pp, 397K). U.S. EPA/Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation. EPA 542-F-13-003. December 2013.
GSA-DOE Verification Guide for Purchasers of Sustainable Products. U.S. General Services Administration and U.S. Department of Energy. April 23, 2015.
On the Road to Reuse: Residential Demolition Bid Specification Development Tool (PDF) (81 pp, 3.73 MB). U.S. EPA Region 5. EPA 560K13002. September 2013.
Recover Your Resources - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Construction and Demolition Materials at Land Revitalization Projects (PDF) (8 pp, 1.7MB). U.S. EPA/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. EPA-560-F-08-242. April 2008.
Spent Foundry Sand. U.S. Wastes – Resource Conservation – Industrial Materials Recycling. U.S. EPA.
Sustainable Facilities Tool: Green Products Compilation. General Services Administration.
Sustainable Materials Management in Site Cleanup (PDF) (12 pp, 1.3MB). U.S. EPA Technical Support Project Engineering Forum. EPA 542-F-13-001, March 2013.
Multiple Core Elements
Facility Energy Management Guidelines and Criteria for Energy and Water Evaluations in Covered Facilities (PDF) (17 pp, 294.47K). U.S. DOE Federal Energy Management Program. November 2008.
Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers. National Institute of Building Sciences.
Guidance for the Implementation and Follow-up of Identified Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Covered Facilities. U.S. DOE Federal Energy Management Program. September 2012.
Guidelines for Using Passive Samplers to Monitor Organic Contaminants at Superfund Sediment Sites (PDF) (32 pp, 1.6MB). U.S. EPA/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. OSWER Directive 9200.1-110 FS. December 2012.
Improving Green Building Construction in North America: Guide to Integrated Design and Delivery. Commission for Environmental Cooperation. November 2015. *New*
In Situ Thermal Treatment Technologies: Lessons Learned (PDF) (46 pp, 8.7MB). U.S. EPA/Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation.
Introduction to In Situ Bioremediation of Groundwater (PDF) (86 pp, 2.23MB). U.S. EPA/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. EPA 542-R-13-018. December 2013.
Optimizing Site Cleanups. U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation.
Reference Guide to Treatment Technologies for Mining-Influenced Water (PDF) (94 pp, 3.6MB). U.S. EPA/Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation. EPA 542-R-14-001. March 2014.
Technology News and Trends. U.S. EPA. Issue No. 71: EPA 542-N-15-002. Fall 2015.