The Napa County Green Business Program certifies businesses that operate in an environmentally-responsible manner. By offering technical assistance, the County helps local businesses save money by helping them to conserve energy and water, minimize waste, prevent pollution, and shrink their carbon footprint.
The program, part of the California Green Business Network, certifies small and medium-sized businesses throughout Napa County. The program also acts as the third-party certifier for the Green Winery Program.
Certified Green Businesses throughout California have saved water and CO2, diverted waste, and saved millions of dollars in utility costs by making simple changes such as upgrading outdated and inefficient electrical equipment, replacing toilets with low-flow options, installing and maintaining water-efficient landscapes, eliminating disposable items, utilizing compost and recycling programs, and using low-toxic cleaning products.
Green Business Certification lasts three years and provides consumers with a recognized brand and distinguishes businesses as members of an accredited program with high standards and verifiable requirements. Certified businesses gain recognition and a marketing edge through events and registry on the statewide Green Business directory.
The first step is to register online with the California Green Business Network. After signing up online, we will conduct an initial walkthrough and help you complete the Green Business checklist. You may need to make some changes to meet the checklist requirements. Once you have completed all of the requirements, we will verify through a final site visit.
Steps to Certification
- Enrollment and Registration
- Initial Consultation
- Audits and Compliance Checks
- Implementation of Measures
- Final Site Visit and Verification
To begin the certification process, please visit the California Green Business Program website. Once you’ve created a business profile and registered on the California Green Business Network (CAGBN) online database, please email Deborah Elliott or call 707-259-5969.