Number and percent of establishments reporting green technologies and practices, by type of technology or practice, United States and census regions, August 2011
Type of green technology or practiceUnited StatesNortheast(1)Midwest(2)South(3)West(4)
Number of establishmentsPercent of establishmentsNumber of establishmentsPercent of establishmentsNumber of establishmentsPercent of establishmentsNumber of establishmentsPercent of establishmentsNumber of establishmentsPercent of establishments

Total, all establishments

6,624,600100.0%1,309,100100.0%1,419,400100.0%2,369,600100.0%1,526,500100.0%

No green technologies or practices reported

1,691,10025.5%321,20024.5%339,90024.0%674,20028.5%355,80023.3%

At least one green technology or practice reported (5)

4,933,50074.5%988,00075.5%1,079,40076.0%1,695,40071.5%1,170,70076.7%

By type of technology or practice

Generate electricity, heat, or fuel from renewable sources primarily for use within the establishment

153,3002.3%35,3002.7%29,2002.1%39,2001.7%49,7003.3%

Use technologies or practices to improve energy efficiency within the establishment

3,799,40057.4%775,40059.2%858,70060.5%1,271,10053.6%894,20058.6%

Use technologies or practices in operations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through methods other than renewable energy generation and energy efficiency

835,00012.6%173,90013.3%163,40011.5%267,60011.3%230,10015.1%

Use practices to either reduce the creation or release of pollutants or toxic compounds as a result of operations, or to remove pollutants or hazardous waste from the environment

861,40013.0%161,50012.3%187,70013.2%288,80012.2%223,40014.6%

Use technologies or practices to reduce or eliminate the creation of waste materials as a result of operations

3,636,70054.9%761,40058.2%812,80057.3%1,130,30047.7%932,20061.1%

Use technologies or practices in operations to conserve natural resources (excluding use of recycled inputs in production process)

1,286,80019.4%246,70018.8%266,90018.8%445,70018.8%327,50021.5%

Footnotes
(1) Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
(2) Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
(3) Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
(4) Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
(5) Total will not match the sum of data by type of technology or practice because establishments may report more than one green technology or practice.

NOTE: Detail may not sum to total due to rounding.

 

Last Modified Date: June 29, 2012