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Published July 8, 2010

GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM



The Bay Area Green Business Program distinguishes businesses that protect, preserve and sustain the environment. Getting certified as a Green Business upholds your company as an environmental leader while increasing operational efficiency and improving the bottom line. 

Property Manager Program
The Bay Area Green Business Program has a new level of certification for property managers. Property management firms certified as Green Businesses are offered a number of advantages:
  • The Green Business Program offers you free, convenient, time-saving assistance and onsite assessments in the areas of waste, water, energy and pollution prevention.
  • Your tenants will enjoy a safer workplace and lower utility and water bills.
  • Programs to save energy, water and raw materials, and reduce waste all save money.
  • 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 for free.
  • Your company's community image is enhanced through Green Business certification.
If you are interested in having your business certified as a Green Business or want to learn more about the program, visit: www.greenbiz.ca.gov.  Enrollment is achieved through an application process with a checklist outlining requirements for participation.

Tell Your Tenants
It doesn't have to stop with your business certification. Individual tenants are eligible to become certified as a Green Business as well.  To be a Green Business you must do the following:
  • Comply with all environmental regulations applicable to your business.
  • Implement a variety of measures to save energy, water and other materials and reduce waste; a sign-up checklist helps walk businesses through this step.
  • Allow site visits to verify that your business and property sites meet the above two steps.
  • Pledge to continue your efforts to prevent pollution and conserve resources.
Additional Information
Additional information on this program is available. Please refer to the Alameda County Green Business Program contact below for details. 

Contact Information
Pamela Evans
Alameda County Green Business Program
1131 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda, California  94502
(510) 567-6770  phone     (510) 337-9135  fax     pamela.evans@acgov.org   e-mail     www.greenbiz.ca.gov   WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW