In the world of sustainability there are many acronyms for companies, organizations and certifications. Here are some you should get to know:

ACEEE- American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

DEC- Department of Environmental Conservation

DOE- U.S Department of Energy

EPA- Environmental Protection Agency

E-Waste- Electronic waste

LEED- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design; certification offered by U.S Green Building Council

NREL- National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NYC DEP- New York City Department of Environmental Protection


NYSERDA- New York State Energy Research and Development Authority