Environmental Management Assistance Program

Impact of Epact Powerpoints

  • Analyzing Your Electric Bill
  • Energy Reconstructuring and the Transition to Competition in Pennsylvania
  • Energy Cost Saving Opportunities (2005)
  • The Energy Policy Act of 2005: Regulations and Tax Deduction Opportunities
  • Energy Outlook: 2008 and Beyond
  • Energy and Environment: Sustainability in Action

Are you a small business with environmental, health, or safety compliance questions? Do you want to cut your costs by decreasing material and energy usage? Contact EMAP for free and confidential assistance.

EMAP provides Pennsylvania small businesses with the answers and assistance they need to effectively manage their environmental concerns, reduce regulatory risks, and save money.


Toll-Free Environmental Hotline  visit site
Call 877-ask-emap for confidential assistance with your environmental questions. The hotline is staffed weekdays, 9am - 5pm, with voicemail at all other times.

Consulting Assistance   visit site
Receive one-on-one consulting assistance with:

  • Environmental regulatory requirements
  • Permit applications, forms, and plans
  • Environmental management strategies
  • Energy efficiency and new technology development
  • Waste minimization
  • Finding sources of financing for environmental upgrades
  • Health and safety requirements

Site Visits   visit site
Professional staff are available to visit your facility to assist with compliance issues and look for energy saving and waste minimization opportunities.


Energy Efficiency Assistance   visit site
EMAP offers a step-by-step program to help small businesses recognize and realize energy and cost savings. With EMAP's comprehensive program, which starts by analyzing current usage, businesses are able to make sound investments leading to real savings in monthly operating expenses.

New Technology Development Assistance  visit site
EMAP assists firms in the development and commercialization of new energy and environmental technologies by helping prepare and review proposals, finding new markets and opportunities, and identifying potential funding sources and partners.

Pollution Prevention Assistance  visit site
Pollution is a drain to a firm's bottom line. Whether it's air emissions, solid or hazardous wastes, or wastewater discharges, pollution is a waste resulting from inefficiencies in a firm's operations. And what business is ever purposely wasteful? EMAP can help small businesses use pollution prevention to improve their efficiency and save money.

Online Materials Exchange   visit site
Using the Material Trader website, businesses can search online for alternative uses for materials that have traditionally been discarded and find new inexpensive sources of raw materials.

Newsletter  visit site
The quarterly newsletter provides current environmental news and information to keep the small business community informed about important regulatory changes and environmental cost saving opportunities.

Training Seminars  visit site
EMAP offers educational programs on topics of interest to small businesses. Topics have included: reducing costs through environmental management, complying with OSHA standards, and funding small businesses. Check the website for current course offerings.

Contact Us
For more information, contact the regional representative for Lehigh, Northampton, Montgomery and Upper Bucks counties:

Small Business Development Center
Lehigh University
416 E. 5th St
Bethlehem, PA 18015
T: 610.758.3980
F: 610.758.5205

If your business is in another county, please click here for a state map.

The Lehigh SBDC has moved!

Our new address is:

416 E. 5th St,
Bethlehem, PA 18015

We are on the main campus of Lehigh University, one block away from Rauch Business Center and Zoellner Arts Center.

Our phone number and hours remain the same!


Lehigh University SBDC Aids PA Company to Bring Jobs Home

When the owners of Kempton, PA-based Tree Armor contacted the Lehigh University SBDC for assistance in marketing their coiled protective tree wrap to government agencies, they opened the door to a broad range of services to assist their small business.

The SBDC's Government Marketing Director David Dunn learned of Tree Armor's quality and production issues with their overseas manufacturer, leading to staff assistance in value-engineering their product and bringing the manufacturing back to the U.S.

Read more about this growing company and the SBDC services' impact as reported in The Morning Call and on WFMZ-TV News!