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Green Business

Published on: 1/6/2015 2:31 PM
The County of Santa Clara does not endorse any specific business depicted on this page. For a complete list of Green Businesses in Santa Clara County, please click the 'Business Directory' link below.

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.

What is the Green Business Program?
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 2,600 businesses and public agencies have been certified in participating counties throughout California with over 550 of those  businesses located in Santa Clara County.

For information about becoming a Green Business please visit
What are the benefits of becoming a Certified 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.
Upon completing Green Business certification, your business will receive:
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

The Santa Clara County Green Business Program offers many industry specific checklists including:

  • Remodelers / Architects
  • Dental Offices
  • Printers
  • Small Manufacturing
  • Landscapers
  • Cleaning / Janitorial Services
  • Hotels
  • Garment Cleaning (Wet and CO2 Technology Only)
  • Auto Body
  • Wineries
  • Restaurants
  • Office / Home Office Retail
  • Painters
  • Schools
  • Auto Repair
  • Solar Installation
If your industry is not listed, contact us and we will assist you in finding an appropriate awards program.
Please call our office for more information at (408) 282-3180 or e-mail