What is a certified business?

People. Planet. Profit.

Being a Certified Green Business is the clearest way to show your community and customers that you care about sustainability. It shows them that you are committed to taking action to conserve resources and prevent pollution in both the facility and operations. It means that your business complies with environmental regulations in the areas of waste, energy, water, pollution prevention, and air quality.

Some Common Green Business Practices

Green Businesses implement practices that lead to cost savings in energy, water, and garbage bills and we provide the free technical assistance to help businesses make lasting changes.

Reduce Water Use
Low flow toilets and auto-off faucets

Conserve Energy
Upgrade lighting and equipment to save energy

Commute Sustainably
Promote and incentivize alternative transportation for employees

Prevent Pollution
Eliminate and/or properly dispose of harmful chemicals

Use Non-Toxic Cleaners
Use safer, environmentally preferable cleaning chemicals

Avoid Waste
Eliminate unnecessary packaging, printing, and purchasing

Recycle Materials
Divert waste from the landfill through reuse, recycling and composting

Hire Local Vendors
Working locally means less vehicle use

A recent survey suggests that demand for green products appears to be increasing: 27% of respondents said they are more likely to buy a sustainable product and/or service than 5 years ago.