Sustainable Office Toolkit

Small Business Development Resources

Georgia Department of Economic Development's Small Business Assistance

Georgia Small Business Development Center

Georgia Green Loans

ISO 14001 Training and Consulting Resources

Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities: A Planning Guide for Construction and Development

Guidance document from U.S. EPA. Click here for a one-page description of the guide (PDF, 12KB). Click here to download the guide by chapter.

Environmental Management Systems: An Implementation Guide for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses

Guidance document from U.S. EPA. For sample environmental policies, see pages 89-95. Click here to download the document (PDF, 1.35MB, 201pp).

Guidance for Normalizing Environmental Performance Results

Normalization is the process of adjusting environmental performance measurements to account for increases or decreases in production over time. Normalization is integral to measuring and reporting environmental performance, both when applying to the program as well as when completing an Annual Performance Report. Click here to download the document (PDF, 120KB).


Facilities developing Environmental Management Systems (EMSs) may find a number of protocols helpful in systematically determining and maintaining conformance with their EMS requirements as well as compliance with other environmental regulatory requirements.  

Compliance Assistance

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division offers compliance assistance to small businesses through its Small Business Environmental Assistance Program.

The U.S. EPA has sponsored partnerships with industry, academic institutions, environmental groups, and other agencies to launch sector-specific Compliance Assistance Centers. Each center addresses real world issues in language that speaks to the regulated entities. The specific centers are:

  • Agriculture
  • Local Government
  • Auto Recycling
  • Metal Finishing
  • Auto Repair
  • Paints and Coatings
  • Border Compliance
  • Printed Wiring Board
  • Chemical
  • Printing
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Federal Facilities

EnvCAP State Resource Locators

EnvCAP has prepared state resource locators for a wide range of topics to help you find important environmental compliance information specifically for  your state. The specific locators and tools are:

  • State Regulations
  • Food Processing
  • Storm Water
  • Universal Waste
  • Industrial Storm Water
  • Construction and Demolition Debris
  • RCRA / Hazardous Waste
  • Air Pollution
  • Asbestos
  • Lead Paint
  • National Endangered Species
  • Mercury
  • State Wetlands
  • Occupational Safety and Health

Other Tools