Renewable/Alternative Energy and Green Living Guide

Spartanburg.com's staff is dedicated to doing its part to contribute to green living by protecting the Upstate and our planet from pollution and global warming. Through recycling of office paper, refilling printer cartridges, using energy efficient light bulbs, and carpooling, Spartanburg.com is doing its part to reduce its carbon footprint. Read more here.

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South Carolina Energy Office (SCEO)

The primary purpose of the South Carolina Energy Office is to develop and implement a well-balanced energy strategy and to increase the efficiency of use of all energy sources throughout South Carolina.

Energy Information Portal

Energy Information Portal is a gateway to hundreds of Web sites and thousands of online documents on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Smart Growth America

Smart Growth America is working to support citizen-driven planning that coordinates development, transportation, revitalization of older areas and preservation of open space and the environment.

Efficient Windows Collaborative

Efficient Windows Collaborative is excited to announce the launch of a new database of efficiency initiatives including tax incentives, building code changes and legislative initiatives.

US Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection.

Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

South Carolina Sustainability Network

Saving energy gives businesses a competitive advantage, saves homeowners money, and protects the environment as well as human health. Check out the resources below to learn about ways you can help reduce energy consumption.

ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

Solar Energy International (SEI)

Solar Energy International (SEI) works cooperatively with grassroots and development organizations to meet sustainable development goals with renewable energies.

Make a Difference

The following links were provided by Team Captain Planet and Team Nemo, two groups of high school seniors who are very passionate about helping the environment and educating others on how they can make a difference:

Everblue

Everblue are a veteran founded, accredited educational institution (edu), that has an extensive curriculum, including: LEED accreditation, multiple BPI Certifications, Renewable Energy Training, Weatherization Training, RESNET HERS Rater, NABCEP Solar Certification, Corporate Sustainability, and Carbon Accounting.