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Eco-Friendly Business Practices

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Whether you are a business owner, manager or employee, you need to understand and comply with the District's environmental regulations and evaluate the environmental impact of your operations, products and services. The DDOE staff is available to answer questions, provide assistance, and help you improve your environmental performance.

Mayor's Environmental Excellence Awards

The annual Mayor's Environmental Excellence Awards recognize outstanding businesses and organizations for their environmental stewardship, innovative best practices, pollution prevention, and resource conservation. If you are considering applying for an award, we recommend that you track your energy consumption, water usage, recycling, and "green projects" for your facility.

District 'Green Businesses' - Case Studies

Find out how other District of Columbia businesses are demonstrating environmental leadership, reducing pollution and implementing innovative environmental projects.


Green Energy Practices


Practices by Business Type 

Additional Information


Join the Smarter DC Challenge TODAY; it’s a free, fun and friendly competition for District workplaces to improve the sustainability of their organization and building operations.

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