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  1. Green Business Certification Andrea H Lai Choi-Wah Yu AnnemiekeKerstens Eliza Wendel

  2. Terms • Green Business Certification • “Zero Waste” • Green Building Certification (LEED) • Sustainable Food

  3. What is a Green Business Certification? • A certificate that proves the environmentally sustainable practices of a business

  4. “Going Green” relates to consuming Earth’s resources more efficiently • Becoming more trendy with a well known REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE slogan

  5. Why is it becoming more popular? • There’s an increasing trend for consumers to purchase green products or favor green businesses • Businesses can choose amount of participation many levels • Both independent and federally regulated certification

  6. Green Business Certification • Due to the newness of the Green Business Certification concept, several certifying programs have emerged: • Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Certification • Partners for a Greener Davis Certification

  7. A Business must implement practices in ONE category • Energy conservation • Water conservation • Pollution reduction • Solid waste reduction • Green building • Transportation and air quality

  8. How to get certified? • Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Certification • Application • Verification • Recognition

  9. Application • Checklist • Application under review • Send to BERC (Business Environmental Resource Center) • BERC staff will contact your business for a site visit and verification

  10. Verification • BERC staff verify selected measures and progress via site visit.

  11. Recognition • Certificate • Window placard • Types: • Silver Star • Gold Star

  12. City of Davis: Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Program participants •  Dos Coyotes Border Café in North and South Davis •  Segundo Dining Commons •  Peter J Shields Library •  Davis Energy •  Ciocolat •  Mak Design •  Bo Tree •  Chevron •  Physical Edge Inc •  Yolo Federal Credit Union

  13. City of Davis: “Green Business Partners” • Dos Coyotes Border Café in North and South Davis (Gold level) • Café Italia (Gold level)

  14. Benefits Authenticity to consumers Smaller carbon footprint with greater market rewards in the future Business with a Green Certificate will attract a greater consumer population

  15. Continued… • A GBC cannot be purchased, instead a business must prove through their practices that they have made an eco friendly adjustment

  16. Having a GBC also allows consumers to find a business online much easier if they are specifically looking for a company who sells products in an environmentally efficient way It also creates a better public image and better community relations Tax reductions and credits!

  17. Challenges • Independent company can run the risk of being challenged by FTC • Initial investment can be pricey. Even though it pays off in the long run many companies don’t want to take the financial risk • Eco-friendly equipment is costly and there are additional costs for obtaining actual certificate

  18. University of California Policy • Green building • Clean energy • Transportation • Climate protection • Sustainable operations • Waste reduction and recycling • Environmentally preferable purchasing • Sustainable foodservice

  19. Some Highlights in the UC System Policy • All new construction must meet a minimum standard of LEED-NC Silver • Renovation projects greater than $5 million that do not qualify for LEED-NC must be certified under LEED-CI

  20. What is LEED ? Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design 4 levels of LEED certification: Certified Silver Gold Platinum Based on sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) for renovation projects LEED for New Construction (LEED-NC) for new buildings and major renovations of existing buildings

  21. Some Highlights in the UC System Policy... By 2020 the University of California has pledged to.. • Achieve zero waste • Purchase 20% sustainable food • Reduce water consumption by 20%

  22. UC Davis Progress - Dining UC Sustainability Policy goal : 20 percent of food purchased for campus by 2020 must be considered sustainable At UC Davis: At this moment, More than 21%of food purchases for the 1.8 million meals served per year in campus's four residential dining halls are considered sustainable

  23. Sourcing food sustainably – UC Davis • Sacramento Growers Collaborative • Products grown on campus • Campus meat laboratory • UC Davis Student Farm

  24. More about UC Davis Dining Since June 2008, ALL four dining halls have been Tray-less Saves more than 50,000 gallons of water. Aggie-ware Reusable plates, bowls, cups and flatware 

  25. The Nation’s Coolest School.. • 2012 UC Davis ranked 1st UC Irvine ranked 9th • 2013 UC Irvine ranked 3rd UC Davis ranked 4th UC Santa Barbara ranked 10th UCs showed commitment to maintaining and creating sustainable campuses

  26. UCI Dining UCI Dining initiatives: • Weigh the Waste • Food Donation Program Sustainable Agri-food Systems Conduct research and develop educational programs around sustainable food at UC Irvine

  27. UC Santa Barbara dining • Implemented -100% Certified Fair Trade Coffee-100% Certified Humane Cage Free Eggs • In fall quarter of the 2009-2010,Residential Dining removed trays from all four dining commons 54% reduction in food post consumer waste 37% average savings of total waste overall • Uses napkins that are made from 100% (post-consumer) recycled paper and are not bleached.

  28. Questions

  29. Resources • http://sustainability.ucdavis.edu/progress/index.html • http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/3100155/Sustainable%20Practices • http://sustainability.universityofcalifornia.edu/documents/Annual%20Report%20on%20Sustainability%202012_+formatted_for_binder_v8.pdf • http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/sustainability/ • http://www.campusdish.com/en-US/CSW/UnivCaliforniaIrvine/Sustainability/SustainabilityatUCI.htm#S1 • http://www.sustainability.ucsb.edu/food-actions/ • http://www.sacberc.org/SASB/Program/Pages/BecomeSustainableBusiness.aspx • http://public-works.cityofdavis.org/stormwater/partners-for-a-greener-davis • http://public-works.cityofdavis.org/Media/PublicWorks/Documents/PDF/PW/Greenpartners/PFGD_Trifold.pdf • http://www.environmentalleader.com/2010/11/17/green-business-certifications-what-you-need-to-know/ • http://www.foodservicedirector.com/people/five-questions/articles/green-business-certification-brenan-connolly-and-danielle-lee • http://www.gbb.org • http://www.greenbiz.ca.gov/greenbiz.html • http://www.sba.gov/content/green-certification-and-ecolabeling • http://www.gbcertified.com/11-Home.asp • http://www.gbb.org • http://www.greenbiz.ca.gov/greenbiz.html • http://www.sba.gov/content/green-certification-and-ecolabeling • http://www.gbcertified.com/11-Home.asp • http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2008/07/13/navigating-wilderness-green-business-certifications • http://www.greencertifiedweb.org/go_green/green_certification_faq/default.asp?id=39