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Santa Clara County Green Business Program

Published on: 3/30/2016 8:05 AM

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Apply today! Call (408) 282-3180 or email us at!!

What is the Green Business Program? 
The Santa Clara County Green Business Program is part of a statewide Green Business network that certifies businesses that have incorporated environmentally sound practices into their business operations.

The Green Business Program is a successful partnership of environmental agencies and utilities that assists, recognizes and promotes businesses and government agencies that voluntarily operate in a more environmentally responsible way. To be certified, participants must be in compliance with all environmental regulations and meet rigorous program standards for conserving resources, preventing pollution and minimizing waste. 

We offer motivated businesses and agencies an easy-to-use framework for improving environmental performance. Over 2,700 businesses and public agencies have been certified in participating countries throughout California with over 550 of those located in Santa Clara County.

What are the benefits of becoming a Green Business? 
  • Save money and increase profits
  • Get the marketing advantage
  • Demonstrate community good will
  • Publicity and recognition
  • Streamlined environmental assistance
  • Improved operations through innovations

How can my business get certified? 
       1.    Complete the enrollment form and appropriate application here
       2.    Once the application has been submitted, staff will conduct a site visit to verify that
              all standards have been met and may also recommend options to lower your operating
              costs and provide information on rebates that may be available to your business.
       3.    We will verify compliance with various regulatory agencies.

Marketing tools available to certified businesses

  • Recognition certificate
  • Green Business window decal
  • Use of Green Business logo on marketing materials
  • Online Listing at
  • Use of Green Business Marketing Toolkit
  • Ongoing recognition at public events
  • Free advertisement through Green Business social media and newspaper ads*
Checklists Available 

The Santa Clara County Green Business Program currently offers the following industry-specific checklists, please click for sample application questions:


If your industry is not listed, contact us at (408) 282-3180 or email us at and we will assist you in finding an appropriate awards program.

Santa Clara County Environmental Scorecard 2015 

Check out the environmental savings that certified Santa Clara County green businesses have achieved so far this year!



SCC Scorecard 2015

These costs are estimates based on widely referenced calculations and assumptions regarding resource costs. It is not necessarily the cost that your business will realize on utility bills. If interested, please contact your coordinator for details or references for those calculations.


Questions? Comments? Call (408) 282-3180 or
email us at!



*The County of Santa Clara does not endorse any specific business. For a complete list of Green Businesses in Santa Clara County, please click the 'Business Directory' link to the right.

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