City of Irvine Offers Green Business Assistance Program

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

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The City of Irvine is offering a free Green Business Assistance Program designed to help businesses operate sustainably and receive local and statewide recognition for their efforts. The city program is under the California Green Business Network, which provides a statewide standard of sustainability for Green Business Certification.

Assistance will be provided to organizations seeking Certified Green Business status as they implement practices that reduce energy and water consumption, prevent pollution, divert waste from landfills, and create a cleaner, healthier environment for their employees.

Participating businesses will receive a free on-site assessment of their business and a customized action plan on how to implement sustainability measures. The program will also provide businesses with up to $1,000 in grant funds for costs incurred to meet criteria (on a first-come, first-served basis) on water and/or low-cost energy-saving devices and resources, and step-by-step guidance to meet certification criteria and state standards.

The Irvine City Council will reward businesses participating in the program with a certification seal and an official commendation award.

The City’s Green Business Assistance Program is offered in partnership with the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce, Southern California Edison, and Waste Management.

For more information on the program and eligibility, visit cityofirvine.org/greenbusiness.

Category: City of Irvine, Sustainability