The GBP program creates the foundation, and gives you the tools, to enact systemic change within your organization by working together to achieve green business certification.
When you join, you will immediately gain access to our one-of-a kind online dashboard, which will guide you step-by-step through the process of becoming more sustainable in 7 major areas of operations.
You will use our proprietary Greenhouse Gas Emissions tool to calculate the economic and environmental impacts of energy, travel, waste, water and refrigerants used in your organization. This will show you where resources are being wasted so you can implement strategies to increase efficiency and save money.
Join online and agree to terms and conditions
Access and customize your company dashboard
Get your employees on board:
Use our template to send an email to all employees declaring your commitment to this process
Ask them to respond to two surveys regarding commuting habits and sustainability in the workplace
Invite them to join the “green team” who will lead the charge
Complete all required “green actions” in 7 categories
Waste & Recycling
Complete the most recent two years of the GHG Inventory Tool
Submit a final PowerPoint presentation detailing your accomplishments
GBP membership also entitles you to participate in our lively Google Group and online Team-Ups, where we take a proactive role in showcasing members’ knowledge and facilitating beneficial collaborations.
After you’re certified, we’ll help you plan a celebration ceremony and share your good news with our network. We also encourage you to (and can help you) publish a sustainability report.
Open to businesses of all sizes and industries that lease or own commercial/industrial space
Annual fee based on number of full-time employees (FTEs)
If signing up multiple locations, add FTEs across locations to calculate fees
10% discount for nonprofit organizations
“Being GBP-certified has helped our brand identity in the local market area and has differentiated us from our competitors.”
“We're excited about how the structure of the certification is a learning experience, not just an evaluation.”