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California Green Business Program. City of Irvine February 21, 2012. AB 913. California Green Business Program (CAGBP). CAGBP is a voluntary program for businesses in California

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California green business program

California Green Business Program

City of Irvine

February 21, 2012

AB 913


California green business program cagbp

California Green Business Program (CAGBP)

CAGBP is a voluntary program for businesses in California

CAGBP is run by a group of local governments and participating agencies and departments in the Counties and/or Cities


Ab 913

AB 913

  • Recognizes existing program as model.

  • Requires DTSC to assist, support and expand program

    • DTSC to maintain a database supporting local programs

    • DTSC collaborates with other agencies to bring technical assistance to local govt.

  • Health and Safety Code Sec. 25244.17.2


Starting a green business program

Starting a Green Business Program

  • County and City Governments Environmental Health, CUPA, Public Works, Economic Development, Waste Reduction

  • Special District and Utility Air, Sanitation, Water and Energy

  • Regional Planning Entity

  • Non-profitSmall Business Development Center

  • Consultants

  • AlliesBusiness Associations, individual business champions, Economic Development Agencies, Schools, Universities and Junior Colleges

Typical Green Business partners


Www greenbusinessca org

www.greenbusinessca.org


The database can

The database can…

  • Store your data

  • Track your applications

  • Delegate to auditors

  • Communicate with businesses

  • Measure outcomes - METRICS

  • List recognized businesses in a searchable format.


Database can

Database Can….

  • Environmental Scorecards

  • Demonstrate success of program

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

  • Water Conserved

  • Energy Conserved

  • Hazardous waste eliminated


Business application

Business Application


Assistance for local programs and jurisdictions

Assistance For Local Programs and Jurisdictions

  • DTSC staff can assist with:

    • Organization and development of local stakeholders

    • Sharing of Tool kits and checklists

    • Access to database

      • Provides on-line registration for business

      • Tracking by local program.

  • DTSC will work with other agencies to incorporate their priorities into certification checklists


Q and a

Q and A


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