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BECOME A GREEN BUSINESS

Becoming a green business is a great way to increase profitability. Reducing utility costs through energy and water savings can free up resources that can be invested in growth or other strategic priorities. And with today’s environmentally-conscious consumers, it will help to expand your customer base.

BECOME A GREEN BUSINESS

Becoming a green business is a great way to increase profitability. Reducing utility costs through energy and water savings can free up resources that can be invested in growth or other strategic priorities. And with today’s environmentally-conscious consumers, it will help to expand your customer base.

STEP 1

REGISTER & APPLY

STEP 2

GET ASSISTANCE

STEP 3

PROMOTE BUSINESS

STEPS TO GET STARTED

STEP 1. REGISTER & APPLY

Starting is easy. The first step is to register and complete a business profile. Basic information is collected that tells us a little about the business. Once the registration is completed, a checklist will be generated based on the type of business.

Businesses can begin to fill out the checklist right away and take as long as needed to complete it. They can also wait for help from a Green Business Advisor. Businesses use a web-based software program, GreenBizTracker, to track their progress across seven different categories: general, energy, pollution prevention, solid waste, transportation, wastewater, and water.

STEP 2. GET ASSISTANCE

After a business fills out the registration, a Green Business Advisor will reach out to offer technical assistance, connect businesses to utility incentive programs, recommend low- and no-cost actions that can be implemented, and provide useful resources.

Once the checklist is completed, it is submitted for review by the Green Business Advisor, followed by a scheduled onsite assessment. Businesses that have completed a minimum number of measures across all categories will achieve Tier 1 certification as a Nevada green business. Businesses that do more can achieve Tier 2 or Innovator status.

Download a sample checklist to get an idea of what is required to achieve Tier 1 certification for an Office / Retail business.

STEP 3. PROMOTE BUSINESS

Certified green businesses can begin promoting themselves by filling out the Company Profile for the online Green Business Directory and Shop Green smart device app. These listings connect customers to green businesses in Nevada, as well as throughout the seven-state green business network.

STEP 3. PROMOTE BUSINESS

Certified green businesses can begin promoting themselves by filling out the Company Profile for the online Green Business Directory and Shop Green smart device app. These listings connect customers to green businesses in Nevada, as well as throughout the seven-state green business network.

DOWNLOAD OUR SAMPLE CHECKLIST

We created a sample checklist so that businesses can get a sense of the range of actions they need to implement to achieve Tier 1 certification and get recognized as a green business. Download our sample checklist for Office / Retail businesses.

DOWNLOAD OUR SAMPLE CHECKLIST

We created a sample checklist so that businesses can get a sense of the range of actions they need to implement to achieve Tier 1 certification and get recognized as a green business. Download our sample checklist for Office / Retail businesses.

TAKE ACTION

Going green protects people, planet & profits.

Green business practices protect the environment, lower carbon emissions, and safeguard the health and wellness of employees and customers. And by going green, businesses also can reduce utility costs, improve operational efficiency, and lower maintenance costs.

TAKE ACTION

Going green protects people, planet & profits.

Green business practices protect the environment, lower carbon emissions, and safeguard the health and wellness of employees and customers. And by going green, businesses also can reduce utility costs, improve operational efficiency, and lower maintenance costs.

Green

Commitment
Communicate commitment and engage employees to encourage green behaviors.

Energy

Energy
Turn off equipment when not in use, install energy-efficient lighting and maintain equipment.

Pollution Prevention

Pollution Prevention
Use non-toxic cleaning supplies; store and properly dispose of harmful chemicals.

Transportation

Transportation
Offer employees alternatives to drive-alone commutes, such as transit, vanpool, or biking.

Solid Waste

Solid Waste
Make it easy to recycle, reduce wastes such as single-use plastic water bottles, and purchase recycled-content products.

Wastewater

Wastewater
Protect local waterways by ensuring only rain reaches the storm drain.

Water

Water
Install low-flow fixtures and conserve outdoor water use with native or drought-tolerant landscapes and drip irrigation.

NV Green Business Network provides an easy to use framework for a business to become green and a way to add energy, water, waste diversion and other valuable savings for a business.

Green

Commitment
Communicate commitment and engage employees to encourage green behaviors.

Energy

Energy
Turn off equipment when not in use, install energy-efficient lighting and maintain equipment.

Pollution Prevention

Pollution Prevention
Use non-toxic cleaning supplies; store and properly dispose of harmful chemicals.

Transportation

Transportation
Offer employees alternatives to drive-alone commutes, such as transit, vanpool, or biking.

Solid Waste

Solid Waste
Make it easy to recycle, reduce wastes such as single-use plastic water bottles, and purchase recycled-content products.

Wastewater

Wastewater
Protect local waterways by ensuring only rain reaches the storm drain.

Water

Water
Install low-flow fixtures and conserve outdoor water use with native or drought-tolerant landscapes and drip irrigation.

NV Green Business Network provides an easy to use framework for a business to become green and a way to add energy, water, waste diversion and other valuable savings for a business.

BENEFITS FOR CERTIFIED BUSINESSES

We’re here to help businesses identify and implement green practices that make sense for their organization, and to capture the range of benefits – from savings to healthier and happier employees and attraction of new customers.

 

Once certified, we offer three tiers of marketing benefits to showcase the efforts of Nevada’s green business leaders.

BENEFITS FOR CERTIFIED BUSINESSES

We’re here to help businesses identify and implement green practices that make sense for their organization, and to capture the range of benefits – from savings to healthier and happier employees and attraction of new customers.

 

Once certified, we offer three tiers of marketing benefits to showcase the efforts of Nevada’s green business leaders.

TIER 1

LEADER

TIER 2

CHAMPION

TIER 3

INNOVATOR

Technical assistance, resources & connect to rebates.

Green Business Directory & Shop Green app listings.

Framed certificate, window decal & logo for website.

Recognition in NVGBN social media & e-newsletter.

Local government recognition.

6-month feature on NVGBN website testimonials.

6-month feature on GreenBizTracker ad slider.

Featured as headline story in NVGBN blog or e-news.

Nomination for Nevada Green Business award.

– Nevada Green Business Network (NVGBN)

TIER 1

LEADER

TIER 2

CHAMPION

TIER 3

INNOVATOR

Technical assistance, resources & connect to rebates.

Green Business Directory & Shop Green app listings.

Framed certificate, window decal & logo for website.

Recognition in NVGBN social media & e-newsletter.

Local government recognition.

6-month feature on NVGBN website testimonials.

6-month feature on GreenBizTracker ad slider.

Featured as headline story in NVGBN blog or e-news.

Nomination for Nevada Green Business award.

– Nevada Green Business Network (NVGBN)

FIND A NEVADA CERTIFIED GREEN BUSINESS