What other benefits come from becoming a “Certified Green Business”?
What needs to be done to become certified as a Green Business?
Why should my business get certified as a Green Business?
Do I get credit for the good things I’m already doing?
Do I have to do everything on the checklist to become a Green Business?
Is there a fee to be certified as a Green Business?
What other benefits come from becoming a “Certified Green Business”?

A ‘Competitive Advantage and Marketing Support is created. IGBC has a developed marketing program which will aid you in getting the publicity and recognition you deserve from becoming a “Certified Green Business”

What needs to be done to become certified as a Green Business?

One of our Green Business analysts will work with you every step of the way to insure that you meet with a passing percentage the steps listed below:

Comply with all environmental regulations applicable to your business.
Implement a variety of measures to save energy, water and other materials, as well as reducing waste.
Allow site visits to verify that your business meets the above two steps.
Pledge to continue these terrific efforts to prevent pollution and conserve resources (including environmental compliance).

Why should my business get certified as a Green Business?

Saving energy, water and raw materials saves you money. Sending less trash to the landfill saves you money, too.
Developing a positive, proactive relationship with local compliance inspectors can help you avoid liability, fines and other sanctions.
The program promotes Green Businesses to the public and other businesses!

Your company’s community image is enhanced through Green Business certification.
Your employees will enjoy a safer workplace and will have one more reason to take pride in working for you.

Do I get credit for the good things I’m already doing?

Yes! In fact, your company may already qualify. These standards are designed to fit most businesses, but if certain measures are not applicable or feasible for your facility and/or your operations, you may request an exemption or demonstrate alternative measures.

Do I have to do everything on the checklist to become a Green Business?

No, there are many ways to qualify. You must meet the minimum standards in each category.

Is there a fee to be certified as a Green Business?

Yes, there is a cost to become certified, but the cost is minor when compared to the environmental benefit and the marketing advantage enjoyed by those companies who are Green Business Certified.