Organizations That Make a Difference

WaterTectonics believes in supporting the industry groups and trade organizations that help to advance the conversation around environmental solutions. These associations work tirelessly for their members to keep their member companies successful, profitable, and ahead of the curve when it comes to regulations and compliance.

Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington is the state’s largest and most influential trade association, representing and serving the commercial-construction industry. AGC of Washington has more than 600 member companies, 172 of which are general contractors, and has significant programs involving government and labor relations, group insurance, workplace safety, workforce development and more. Headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Bellingham, Fife, Olympia and Yakima, AGC of Washington is a professional association of commercial contractors who join together to enhance the performance and representation of members, to promote the respect and integrity of the industry, and to improve the quality of life in our communities. For more information, visit www.agcwa.com.

ECOSS is a nonprofit organization that encourages urban redevelopment and a healthy environment by providing education, resources and technical assistance to diverse businesses and communities in the Puget Sound region. ECOSS was established in 1994 to address challenges over the imbalance of the South Park neighborhood and lower Duwamish River. By bridging the interests of residents, industry, and government, the organization has created a model that is both sustainable and mutually beneficial. Over the years our work has expanded in range and scope as other communities have recognized the benefits of this holistic approach. For more information, visit www.ecoss.org.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is a private, non-profit trade association representing more than 1,600 private and public for-profit companies – ranging from small, family-owned businesses to multi-national corporations—operating at more than 6,000 facilities in the United States and 30 countries worldwide. Its membership is made up of manufacturers and processors, brokers and industrial consumers of scrap commodities, including ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper, electronics, rubber, plastics, glass and textiles. ISRI’s associate members include equipment and service providers to the scrap recycling industry. Manufacturers and sellers of equipment and services—such as shredders, balers, cranes, cargo transporters, computer systems and more—also promote the scrap recycling industry through their membership in ISRI. For more information, visit www.isri.org.

As a non-profit trade association, NEBC represents the interests of its members, while promoting the health of the industry and the environment as a whole. Formed as a regional organization in 1996, NEBC is the recognized voice of the industry – advocating for science-based regulation, supportive policies and tax structures, the dissemination of knowledge, and the adoption of best practices. As a cross-sector organization, NEBC fosters transfer of knowledge and learning, builds synergies among members, and expands business opportunities. For more information, visit www.nebc.org.

The CleanTech Alliance Washington is the largest state cleantech trade association in the nation, representing over 200 businesses and organizations. Founded in 2007 by business leaders, the Alliance facilitates the generation and growth of cleantech companies, jobs, products, and services in order to advance the state’s position as a leader in cleantech. Alliance membership gives businesses the tools to grow their cleantech businesses. The Alliance offers a range of business services and benefits uniquely designed to help businesses gain visibility, access services at a lower cost, and benefit from public policy advocacy. For more information, visit www.cleantechalliancewa.org.