GreenTech Special Programs:
Sustainable Business Leader Program (SBLP) – Boston’s unique program to help small to midsized local businesses become more sustainable while reducing their energy, waste, and water expenses. Funded with support from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, a grant from the City of Boston’s Air Pollution Control Commission, and in-kind support from the Boston Redevelopment Authority and administered by the Sustainable Business Network, the SBLP has helped over 40 small to mid-sized businesses reduce their expenses while operating more sustainably across a range of metrics from waste and energy reduction, water conservation, employee transportation, and more. Learn more about the Sustainable Business Leader Program or contact Galen Nelson, GreenTech Business Manager to begin integrating sustainability into your business model.
Efficient Newmarket - Funded bya grant from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Sustainable Skylines program, the GreenTech initiative is bringing new resources to an on-going effort to identify cost-effective strategies to advance energy efficiency, clean energy, and other sustainable business strategies, technology and services to the Newmarket Business District, a critical warehousing, food distribution, and light industrial area in the heart of Boston. Anchored by sustainable business technical assistance workshops, pro-active referrals to existing energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, targeted, district-scale renewable energy and sustainable waste management feasibility studies, the coordinated effort will help develop and demonstrate a model for creating integrated eco-industrial zones out of existing urban industrial districts. The Newmarket business district includes nearly 500 employers and 11,000 employees.
High Performing Build Outs - If you are thinking about renovating your existing business, or need help fitting out your new space, we can help you identify resources to maximize energy efficiency, explore renewable energy options, and related financial incentives. Start with this excellent resource page developed by the Commonwealth’s Division of Energy Resources, but feel free to contact Galen Nelson if you want to discuss energy management or green fit out options for your space.
Renewable Energy for your Business – Find out if solar photovoltaics (electricity) or solar hot water is right for your business. The upfront costs and payback period may be better than you think. Check out the Solar Boston Map or contact Andy Belden on the Solar Boston team for more information at (617) 635-2125.
Who’s Already Greening Boston?
We know you’re green in your own home, but here is a chance to be green when you’re out on the town. Here is a list of the 26 Green Restaurants and Hotels that are leading the way in Boston’s green revolution.
And don’t forget the following Green Certified establishments:
- Boston’s Clean Tech Businesses
- Boston’s LEED Certified and LEED Registered Buildings
- Boston’s Article 37 Green Building Zoning – Progress Report