Case Studies

These case studies are collected from across the country to help businesses from a variety of industries implement more sustainable practices. Though a few come from larger businesses, the topics are relevant to small businesses. These examples cover a variety of sustainability opportunities, from recycling to hazardous material substitution, and can help generate ideas and demonstrate how to implement new practices successfully.  
We are continually updating this page and looking for new case studies. If you have a case study you’d like to share, please e-mail it to info@nationalsbeap.org

 

Agriculture

Aircraft

Aluminum

Autobody

Chemicals

Construction

Die Casting

Dry Cleaning

Electric/Power/Energy

Electronics/Computers

Food

Forest Products

Furniture

General Small Business

Hospitals/Medical

Hotels

Iron and Steel

Janitorial Services

Laboratories/Schools

Landscaping

Local Government

Machining

Metal Finishing

Metal Products

Mining

Painting and Coating

Petroleum Refining

Pharmaceuticals

Plastics and Rubber

Printing and Photoprocessing

Pulp and Paper

Recycling*

Recreation

Retail

Solvents/Cleaning - also see other industry sectors for sector-specific resources on solvent cleaning

Stone/Clay/Glass/Concrete

Textiles/Textile Services

Transportation

Used Oil

Utilities