Businesses must sign-up for the program, receive confirmation and instructions on next steps. Eligible businesses complete the checklist for the corresponding business sector.
Each sector specific checklist details measures for conserving resources, preventing pollution, reducing carbon emissions, and minimizing waste. **BIPOC/Hispanic/Latinx, LGBTQ, and certified minority-owned businesses are eligible to receive up to $1,000 rebate to cover costs incurred to achieve the certification. Limited funding available.
The program administrator, Sustainable Works, schedules onsite (or virtual) visits to guide you on fullfilling the measures, verify the specified measures that are already in place, and provide employee education where needed. Various resources and tools are provided (where applicable) at low to no cost. Once all of the required and minimal number of optional measures are verified, we issue the city's official green certification.