Clean Energy Toolkit Topic: Local Green Business Program

The purpose of a Green Business Program is twofold: to acknowledge the clean energy efforts and energy savings of the business community; and, to encourage local businesses to take advantage of energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities, such as MassSave. As part of the program, neighboring businesses or business sectors can compete to showcase their efforts to increase local commercial energy efficiency and adopt clean energy practices. To celebrate their success, the municipality can reward businesses with prizes such as window decals, certificates, marketing opportunities, and technical assistance. This strategy describes how to establish an ongoing/annual Green Business Program to engage local businesses in clean energy opportunities, encourage businesses to pursue energy audits, implement energy efficiency measures, and celebrate local clean energy accomplishments. Read more.