This page is dedicated to resources and incentives for businesses in the District interested in becoming more sustainable. The page also provides information on environmental requirements and compliance,financial incentives, and other sustainability opportunities.
Resources for Sustainable Businesses
Regardless of the business's size or industry, the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is dedicated to assisting you on your path to sustainability. Our mission is to guide you in complying with environmental regulations and provide you with resources and incentives to help you in making well-informed choices that foster sustainable operations. Scroll down this page for environmental compliance resources for businesses.
Regulations and Compliance
The first step towards sustainability starts with environmental compliance. The following are a set of regulations and requirements that could be useful for your business or organization.
Search regulations and compliance by environmental category.
- Energy regulations
- Air Quality regulations
- Water Quality regulations
- Hazardous & toxic substances regulations
Regulations and compliance resources for waste and sustainable materials management:
Sustainability Programs and Resources
The District has other sustainability opportunities and programs being implemented that could be useful for your sustainability operations.
Learn more about them in the following categories:
- Green Building
- Water & Stormwater
- Circular Economy/Reuse
- Refrigerant Emissions
- Air Quality
- Energy Efficiency Programs
Past Workshop and Training Presentations
Sustainability Case Studies
Are you interested in making your business more sustainable? The District’s Sustainability Award Winners lead by example. More than 100 case studies are available to provide you with tips, best practices, and real-life examples. Read the case studies or summaries.
By improving your sustainable operations, your businesses or organization is helping the District become the nation’s greenest, healthiest, and most sustainable city.
To continue supporting your business or organization, the District provides financial support in the form of incentives, grants, and other funding opportunities:
Business Resources By Industry
Learn more about other important sustainability resources and requirements by industry:
Hotel Association of Washington, DC, Home - HAWDC
Restaurant Publications and Flyers
Mayor’s Office - Resources for Businesses
Destination DC Sustainability Travel Collaborative: (TBD)
DC Health | doh (dc.gov)
District of Columbia’s Hospital Association (DCHA) | dcha.org
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Compendium of Federal Resources for Health Sector Emissions Reduction and Resilience
Leaf Blower Laws, & Rebates Programs: Leaf Blower Laws, & Rebates Programs
Environmental Issues - Office Buildings and Commercial Properties
Energy Benchmarking Reporting Requirements: Energy Benchmarking
Vendors for Native Pollinator Plants: Vendors for Native Pollinator Plants
Green Building: Green Building in the District
|Autobody/Auto Repair Shops
DOEE GreenWrench: GreenWrench Technical Assistance
Washington Auto Body Association