GreenBiz Cupertino

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Conserving Resources and Reducing Overhead Certified green dentist

The GreenBiz Cupertino program fosters resilient businesses, schools and organizations while improving our environment and helping to build a healthy community. The City of Cupertino provides step-by-step support in achieving GreenBiz certification. We work with you to conserve energy and water, manage and reduce waste, prevent pollution and cut costs. We also connect you to free services, equipment and resources. 

 The success of GreenBiz Cupertino has made it an award winner. 

  • ICLEI’s Green Business Challenge Award, 2014
  • Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Red Tape to Red Carpet Award, 2014
  • Green Technology’s Green California Leadership Award, 2013

Steps to Certification

  1. ENROLLMENT: Send your completed Enrollment Form to sustainability@cupertino.org. We will contact you to schedule an introductory meeting and site assessment. 
  2. SITE ASSESSMENT: The City’s team will evaluate sustainability measures that are already a part of your operations.  
  3. ACTION PLAN: Your business will receive an action plan for the remaining measures required for certification.
  4. FREE SUPPORT: You will gain access to energy, water and waste assessments, as well as equipment, installations and rebates. 
  5. IMPLEMENTATION: You will make adjustments that conserve resources and reduce overhead costs. 
  6. VERIFICATION: The County will verify your sustainability practices.
  7. CERTIFICATION: Your business will become a certified GreenBiz – with a marketing edge over competition. 

Program Overview

  • Download our brochure for an outline of the program’s benefits and other information.
  • Download a sample checklist to see the kinds of sustainability measures considered. 

Certified Businesses

Join the following businesses in achieving GreenBiz Cupertino certification and earn a place on the City’s Green Business Map

Acadia Veterinary Clinic
Aloft Cupertino
Bethel Lutheran Church & School
Bitter + Sweet
Bluelight Cinemas
City of Cupertino, all facilities
C.L. Music Center
Coffee Society @ Cupertino Library
Cupertino Chamber of Commerce
Cupertino Library
Cupertino Soap
Cupertino Education Association
Dance Academy USA
De Anza College
De Anza Veterinary Clinic
Development is Child’s Play!
Driving Machine, The
EarthCare Landscaping, Inc.
Erik’s DeliCafé
Evolution Bike Shop
FIT36®
FitGeek Sports
Hongyun Art
Intero Real Estate Services
Juniper Hotel Cupertino
Kiddie Academy
Krishnapuram, Harini A., DDS
M&S Collisions
Park Place Restaurant
Purglen of Cupertino
Rancho Rinconada
Rio Adobe Southwest Café
St. Jude’s Episcopal Church
Silicon Valley Association of Realtors
Ski Renters, The
SummerWinds Nursery
Sunny View Retirement Community
United Furniture Club
Vardy’s Jewelers
Yamagami’s Nursery

Program Partners

GreenBiz Cupertino is made possible with the support and services of the following: Santa Clara Valley Water District, Bay Area Green Business, PG&E, Recology, Cupertino Chamber of Commerce and Silicon Valley Energy Watch.  

Resources

By becoming a participant in GreenBiz Cupertino, your organization opens the door to a wealth of resources that will help you reduce the cost of your operations while making them friendlier to the environment. 

Free Products and Services:  

  • Customized Action Plans
  • PG&E Utility Bill Analysis
  • ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager Benchmarking
  • Lighting Assessments
  • Waste Audits
  • Indoor/Outdoor Water Audits
  • Complementary Supplies, such as recycled paper products, high-efficiency faucet aerators and spray valves, recycling and compost bins, and non-toxic cleaning products

Green Purchasing: 

Achieving certification requires implementation of an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy (EPP).

Cleaning Products:

Becoming a certified GreenBiz means saying goodbye to toxic cleaning products.

  • EPA's Safer Choice Label: Lists products that are safer for human health and the environment. 
  • Green Seal: Provides environmental certification standards for a variety of products.
  • SF Approved: Lists products and services that meet the requirements of San Francisco, which also comply with those of Santa Clara County. 

Recycled Products:

 

Certification requires that use of some products that contain recycled content: 

  • CalRecycle Product Directory: Lists recycled-content product manufacturers in California.  
  • Many office suppliers, such as Office Depot, Staples, Costco and Amazon, have recycled-content copy paper, paper towels, toilet paper and more. 

Recycling & Composting:

Energy Efficiency & Conservation:

Water Conservation & Pollution Prevention:

Clean Transportation:

Additional Certifications:

More Information:

 
Acterra’s Business Environmental Award, 2013