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This Web page has been created as a resource for you to find environment-related guidance and information. NEHA believes that protecting our natural environment is critical to the health and prosperity of our communities and country. Please check the information and Web sites below and join us in a commitment to environmental improvements in your day-to-day activities of your organizations.


NEHA has developed an Overview of Climate Considerations in response to a request to more clearly define the specific areas where EH can play a role and actions EH can take in mitigating the negative impacts of climate change. This paper also describes the challenge of workforce development that is foundational to EH’s response and some specific steps NEHA is currently and aiming to take to engage EH more deeply in climate change response.

  Excellence in Sustainability Award

This award program recognizes organizations, businesses, associations, and individuals who are solving environmental challenges by using innovative and environmentally sustainable practices. Application deadline is April 30, 2015.

The 7th Annual NEHA Excellence in Sustainability Award was presented to Energy Smart Colorado. Energy Smart Colorado is a multi‐jurisdictional comprehensive energy efficiency retrofit program providing necessary health, safety, and energy efficiency services to rural mountain communities in Colorado. Energy Smart Colorado began as a partnership between Eagle, Pitkin, and Gunnison Counties and their non‐profit partners, working together to provide residents easy access to energy coaching, comprehensive energy assessments, referrals to qualified contractors, and financial assistance for energy improvements. From 2010 to 2013, the program completed 3,085 energy assessments and 2,099 energy retrofits, and has now transitioned as its own non‐profit entity, providing energy efficiency services to utilities, residents, and businesses in 30 counties across Colorado.



2014 - Energy Smart Colorado

2013 - Johnson County Wastewater Department (Kansas)

2012 - The Atlanta Regional Commission's (ARC) Green Communities Program

2011 - The City of Coppell’s Eco Coppell initiative

2010 - City of Sioux Falls, SD

Regional Press Releases:

2009 - Hernando County School District, Brooksville, Florida

2008 - City of Plano, Texas

  Renewable Energy

  Energy Conservation



de Swaan Arons, J., van der Kooi, H.J., & Sankaranarayanan, K. (2004). Efficiency and sustainability in the energy and chemical industries. New York, NY:Marcel Dekker.

Dickson, M.H., & Fanelli, M. (Eds.) (2005). Geothermal energyUtilization and technology. Sterling, VA:Earthscan.

Dresner, S. (2002).The principles of sustainability. London:Earthscan.

Prasad, D., & Snow, M. (Eds.) (2005). Designing with solar powerA sourcebook for building integrated photovoltaics (New ed.). London:Earthscan.

Scoones, A. (Ed.) (2001).  Renewable energy in the built environment.  London:Building Centre Trust.

Sims, R. (2002). The brilliance of bioenergy—In business and in practice. London:James & James (Science Publishers) Ltd. 

Stankovic, S. and Campbell, N. (2006). Wind energy in the built environment.  London:Earthscan.

Williams, L.O. (2002). An end to global warming. Boston, MA:Pergamon.

Winebrake, J.J. (2004). Alternate energy: Assessment & implementation reference bookAtlanta, GA:Fairmont Publishing.

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ASSE. (1987). Energy and water conservation guidelines for plumbing systems: Dedicated to the advancement of the plumbing industry. Bay Village, OH:American Society of Sanitary Engineering.

Balaras, C. A. (1996). Energy conservation strategies for sports centers.  Athens, Greece:Central Institution for Energy Efficiency Education.

FSEC. (1984). Principles of low energy building design in warm, humid climates. Cape Canaveral, Florida:Florida Solar Energy Center.

Meyer, W.T. (1983). Energy economics and building design. New York:McGraw-Hill.

SBIC. (2000). Low-energy, sustainable building design for federal managers. Washington, DC:Sustainable Buildings Industry Council.

Tuluca, A. (Ed.). (1997). Energy efficient design and construction for commercial buildings. New York:McGraw-Hill.

CIBSE. (2004). Energy efficiency in buildings: CIBSE guide, 2nd ed. London:Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.


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  Global Climate Change



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  Green Building



Engineering a Sustainable World: Design Process and Engineering Innovations for the Center for Health and Healing at Oregon Health and Science University, River Campus. (2005)

National Review of Green Schools: Costs, Benefits, and Implications for Massachusetts.  Kats, G, Perlman, J., Jamadagni, S., Eds. (PDF format), A Report for the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (2005)

Natural Ventilation in Northwest Buildings. Dale Northcutt et al. (2004)

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  Pollution Prevention



Bendavid-Val, A. and Cheremisinoff, N.P. (2003). Achieving environmental excellence: Integrating P2 and EMS to increase profits.  Rockville, MD: ABS Consulting.

Novak, N. (2000). Alberta environment pollution prevention program development background document. Science and Technology Branch, Environmental Sciences Division, Alberta Environment:Datacomp Ltd.


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  Water Conservation



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