When we opened, we partnered with The Certifiably Green Denver Program and the Mayor’s office to become a certified green business. We have been re-certified each year since then.
Certifiably Green Denver is a joint venture between the Denver Department of Environmental Health and the Downtown Denver Partnership to provide education and recognition to businesses for exemplary environmental achievement.
Certifiably Green Denver provides free, confidential, non-regulatory environmental assistance to Denver’s business community. The program helps your business find opportunities to improve efficiency and profitability while minimizing environmental liability through pollution prevention. Sustainability advisers are provided at no cost and begin by visiting your business to complete a comprehensive assessment identifying ways to conserve.
Sustainability advisors at the City are provided at no-cost to Denver business owners.
Step 1 – Schedule a walk through assessment of your business with one of our advisors. Call 720-865-5457
Step 2 – After the assessment is complete, your adviser will work with you to prioritize and implement practices that benefit your business. Program advisers are available to provide assistance whether you are interested in single measures or overall certification.
Compliance – Proper management practices help minimize wastes, reduce downtime, and keep you in compliance with regulations.
Cost Savings – Less waste means lower disposal and operating costs. Ef cient use of materials,
water, and energy saves money.
Public Image – Superior environmental practices positively affect your image with customers, the community and employees.
Public Recognition – CGD publicly recognizes certi ed businesses through free advertising. This includes Internet listings and advertising in the newspaper, magazines, radio, and water bill inserts. Certi ed businesses receive a framed certi cate and a window decal from CGD.
> Assessments to identify water conservation
and energy-ef ciency options
> Information and assistance to meet your business’ environmental sustainability needs
> Public recognition for your environmental efforts
for office and Retail
Certiably Green Denver (CGD) is a voluntary and non-regulatory program that provides free educational outreach and technical assistance on a variety of environmental issues to businesses in the City and County of Denver. The primary goals of the program are to increase participation and adoption of sustainable practices to minimize use of hazardous materials, improve energy ef ciency and water conservation, and decrease the use
of resources and generation of waste.
Our Partners are leaders in the business community who are setting the standard for environmental sustainability.
Certi cation Criteria
CGD has developed industry-speci c criteria that target environmental issues and concerns speci c to the of ce and retail environment.
The criteria are separated into ve categories: Business Management, Energy Ef ciency, Water Conservation, Resource Management, and Transportation. All core
criteria, plus two electives, must be met in each category
to achieve the certi cation. The elective criteria are intended to provide businesses the exibility to take advantage of initiatives that are of most interest and bene t to them.
In order to maintain certi cation, businesses must continue to comply with the core criteria and complete at least one new elective criterion from each category every year. CGD staff will follow-up annually with Partner businesses to ensure that they continue to meet the certi cation criteria, to encourage further improvement, and to lend assistance in overcoming technical issues and challenges.
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