The affordable and proven six-step certification program is aimed at improving the environmental performance of businesses like yours, identifying practical and local, sustainable solutions that fit your unique business needs, reducing your environmental footprint and, crucially, saving you money.

The steps are standardized and undertaken by every business enrolled in the program. The recommendations, the action plan and the support provided are customized to the needs and situation of your individual business. Fees are affordable and based on the square footage occupied by your business.

Step 1: Complete the Sustainability Assessment Form and Metrics Collection Form

The 113 question Sustainability Assessment Form (SAF) covers the SBLP’s seven key sustainability categories: Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation, Waste Management, Pollution Prevention & Safe Alternatives, Transportation, Local Purchasing & Local Food, and Sustainability Management.  Your answers to these detailed questions, along with an initial site visit, form the basis for your sustainability recommendations and action plan. The Metrics Collection Form (MCF) helps the SBLP to assess your business’ current resource usage and to track these metrics over time.

Step 2: Initial Site Visit

Once the forms are completed, we will schedule a meeting with you to review the collected information in detail, answering any questions you may have. In addition, we will conduct a thorough walk-through of your business’ space, verifying measures listed in the form and taking additional notes to inform the recommendations.

Step 3:  Recommendations & Green Team Meeting

Based on the completed forms and site visit, we will create an extensive list of recommendations and associated resources, including available grants, rebates or other incentive programs,