Californians have worked toward cleaner air, water, and land for many years. Our early environmental leadership has spawned more environmental technology companies than any other state in the nation.
Today, more than 180,000 Californians are employed by companies annually producing $25 billion worth of pollution control, waste minimization, pollution prevention, and related environmental equipment and services. Despite these advances, a seemingly haphazard patchwork of regulatory laws, jurisdictions, and procedures frustrates the development and commercialization of new and better environmental goods and technologies.
The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) is at the forefront in creating new tools, new partnerships, and new ways to foster the development of environmental technologies. Recognizing technology’s key role, CalEPA’s initiatives nurture the development, acceptance, and use of equipment, processes, and systems critical to improved environmental performance, in California and throughout the world.
Environmental Technology Certification Programs