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					                2011 Loudoun County Green Business
                            Challenge
            This excel spreadsheet provides a scorecard for the Loudoun County Green Business Challenge
Purpose:
            that is easy to complete and can be submitted electronically.

Instructions:
            Fill out the information requested on the "Business Info" tab of the spreadsheet with the
Step 1:
            exception of the "Affirmation of Accuracy" section

            On the "Scorecard" tab, fill in the points for each of your completed action items in the column
Step 2:
            labeled "Points Achieved" in the spreadsheet. The spreadsheet will automatically calculate your
            total score and the level for which you will qualify in the challenge.

Step 3:     If you have questions on a particular item, click on the "Help!" tab or the hyperlinked action
            number such as "EO1" to be directed to links that can help your company achieve the each action.

            When you are ready to submit your application, go to "Scorecard" tab and fill in the contact
Step 4:     information for your point person for the Loudoun Green Business Challenge. Review the
            numerical results for completeness and accuracy.

Step 5:     Fill out the "Affirmation of Accuracy" section at the end of the "Business Info" tab of the
            spreadsheet

Step 6:     Submit your application to the 2011 Loudoun Green Business Challenge by emailing this
            spreadsheet to greenbusiness@loudoun.gov by August 30, 2011.

Thank you for participating and good luck!
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Business Information
Name:
Address:
City, State, Zip:
Phone:
Website:
Industry:
Company Mission/
Description:




Business Statistics
Total Number of
Employees:
Ownership of
Building:
Office Space
Description:
Approximate Office
Space Size (In
Square Feet):

Contact Person From Business
Name:
Position:
Phone:
Email:

Affirmation of Accuracy
As a company executive of this business, I hereby certify that the information in this application for
Loudoun County's Green Business Challenge is accurate to the best of my knowledge.
Name:
Position Title:
Date:
Electronic
Signature:
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               Own _______ Lease_______ (Check one that applies)

               Number of Buildings __________ Number of Floors _______________




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                         Enter Company Contact Name Here
                         Enter Contact's Email Address Here
                         Enter Contact's Phone Number(s) Here
                                Certification          Silver            Gold               Platinum                              Below
         Scores
                                 45 -59                60 - 74           75 - 89             90 - 100                          Certification

Part I. Scorecard Summary
           GREEN BUSINESS CHALLENGE RESULTS SUMMARY                                                                 125             0
Part II. Scorecard                                                                                                                              How did you achieve this action item? Please
                                                                                                                                               provide a short description of the action taken in
                                                                                                                Total Points     Points                  order to be awarded points.
   Categories                                            Action Items                                            Available      Achieved
Education & Outreach                                                                                                25              0
               EO1 Does your company have a "Green Team" responsible for making green business                       1
                         practices fun and engaging?
                  EO2    Have you hosted educational sessions to inform staff of the company's                       1
                         participation in the Green Business Challenge, and to help them "go green" while
                         on the job and/or at home?
                  EO3    Does your business celebrate Earth Day or a "Green Week" during the year                    1
                         providing ways for employees to engage in green related activities?
                  EO4    Does your company have a sustainability policy that includes green/sustainable              1
                         purchasing?
                  EO5    Does your business use local foods, participate in a Loudoun County Community               1
                         Supported Agriculture (CSA), facilitate staff participation in a CSA or act as a CSA
                         drop site?
                  EO6    Do you open up, lend or share your space (either permanently or on occasion) for            1
                         community activities, services or events dedicated to encouraging, educating or
                         promoting sustainable community development?
                  EO7    Does your company or organization encourage community service or volunteerism               1
                         dedicated to sustainability and community stewardship through company activities,
                         participation in community events or incentivization program?

                  EO8    Does your company offer a specific product or service that improves the                     1
                         environmental impact of the company and community?
                  EO9    During the past 12 months, has your business conducted an employee commuter                 2
                         survey in conjunction with the Loudoun County Office of Transportation Services?
                         (1 pt) After the survey, were actions taken to encourage additional employees to
                         consider alternatives to drive alone commuting? (1pt)

                  EO10 Does your business have a telecommuting or flextime policy?                                   1
                  EO11 Has your company contacted the Employer Outreach Specialist from the Loudoun                  1
                         County Office of Transportation Services to discuss workplace commuting options?

                  EO12 Does your company provide a transit benefit program to encourage use of public                1
                         transportation, walking or biking?
                  EO13 Does your business regularly use teleconferencing or webinars instead of traveling            1
                         to a meeting?
                  EO14   When purchasing and/or renting vehicles used for business purposes, does your               2
                         company select fuel efficient, hybrid and/or electric vehicles? (1 pt.) Does your
                         company have dedicated parking for efficient vehicles and carpools?
                  EO15   Has your company participated in Bike to Work Day?                                          1
                  EO16   Have you referred another business to participate in the 2011 Green Business                3
                         Challenge? Referred companies must register and submit a baseline scorecard by
                         the end of the Challenge in order for you to receive referral points. (1pt for each
                         referral, up to 3pts possible)
  BONUS           EO17   Have you performed innovative education & outreach practices; i.e. anything                 5
                         above and beyond what you can already earn points for on the scorecard?
                         Each item will be reviewed by the Scorecard Committee. (1 point for each, up
                         to 5pts possible)
Energy                                                                                                              25              0
                   E1    Does your company have the following thermostat policy (winter 68 degrees,                  1
                         summer 78 degrees; Office closed: winter 55 degrees, summer 85 degrees)?
                   E2    Has your company reduced copier/printer/fax/computer power consumption by                   1
                         using Stand By mode after 10 minutes of non-use and completely turning them off
                         at the end of the day and on weekends?
                   E3    Has your company eliminated the use of personal space heaters and fans?                     1
                   E4    Does your company regularly use window blinds as a way to decrease heat in the              1
                         summer and increase heat in the winter?
                   E5    Does your company use power strips for all electronics and turn off at the end of           1
                         each day and on the weekends?
                   E6    Have you set water heater temperature to 120 degrees or lower?                              1
                   E7    Has your company adopted a sustainability plan and energy reduction goal?                   1
                   E8    Has your company appointed someone in charge of all energy use?                             1
                   E9    Does your business have a tool (software/spreadsheet) to keep track of its energy           1
                         usage?
                  E10    Does your sustainability policy include a provision that when replacing or adding           1
                         new equipment or appliances, they will have an ENERGY STAR rating?

                  E11    Has your company established a baseline for all energy usage?                               1
                  E12    Have you done carbon emission inventory for your buildings?                                 1
                  E13    Has your company installed on or off-site renewable energy technologies (solar,             1
                         wind, geothermal, etc.) for the purposes of powering company operations?

                  E14    Have you benchmarked your buildings with EPA Portfolio Manager or any other                 1
                         equivalent benchmarking tools?
                  E15    Have you conducted a lighting audit and implemented at least one of the                     1
                         recommendations from the audit report?
Part I. Scorecard Summary
          GREEN BUSINESS CHALLENGE RESULTS SUMMARY                                                                125           0
Part II. Scorecard                                                                                                                       How did you achieve this action item? Please
                                                                                                                                        provide a short description of the action taken in
                                                                                                              Total Points    Points              order to be awarded points.
  Categories                                          Action Items                                             Available     Achieved
             E16     Do you have energy efficient vending machines at your business; i.e. have you                 1
                     installed a miser or verified that they are energy efficient?
             E17     Have you implemented Building Automation System in your large buildings?                      1
             E18     Have you purchased CO2 offsets or renewable energy credits for 5%-10% (1pt) or                3
                     10% - 20% (2pts) of your business's electricity usage?
  BONUS      E19     Have you performed innovative energy efficiency/conservation practices; i.e.                  5
                     anything above and beyond what you can already earn points for on the
                     scorecard? Each item will be reviewed by the Scorecard Committee. (1 point
                     for each, 5pts possible)
Waste                                                                                                             25            0
              W1     Have you contacted the Loudoun County Department of Construction & Waste                      1
                     Management to talk about your recycling work plan?
              W2     Does your business use electronic timesheets, direct deposits, and/or provide                 1
                     online pay statement to avoid paper statements?
              W3     Have you implemented a paper waste reduction strategy to reduce paper                         5
                     consumption in your office? Does your strategy track how much printer/copier
                     paper is used and track the results of your paper waste reductions efforts? Does
                     your strategy include: circulating documents and memos electronically instead of
                     using hard copies? Does your strategy include directing faxes to email and
                     eliminating confirmation sheets? Does your strategy reduced paper use by using
                     scrap paper for draft prints and double sided printing for draft or final prints? (1
                     point for each, upto 5 points possible)
              W4     Has your business/ green team/recycling team/recycling coordinator conducted a                2
                     waste stream audit to determine what your waste stream profile is? Have
                     you/your business established a waste reduction goal that is right for your business
                     that establishes ways to increase recycling and reduce overall waste? (1 point for
                     each, upto 2 points possible)
              W5     Do you purchase at least 30% post-consumer and recycled content printer/copier                1
                     paper?
              W6     Do you purchase at least 30% post-consumer and recycled content paper                         1
                     products (i.e. paper towels, filing folders, envelopes, notepads, boxes, business
                     cards etc)?
              W7     Do you purchase recycled content supplies (besides paper) such as refurbished                 1
                     equipment, rechargeable batteries, refillable pens, ink cartridges, etc?

              W8     Has your business written a recycling program/policy/plan for your company that               3
                     meets the minimum recycling requirements of Loudoun County? Does your
                     recycling program/policy/plan exceed the minimum requirements? Has the Plan
                     been shared with employees, staff and custodial staff? (1 point for each, upto 3
                     points possible)
              W9     Have you consulted with your custodial staff to verify they are not mixing                    2
                     recyclables with solid waste and/or disposing of the recyclables as solid waste?
                     Have you consulted with your solid waste collector to determine what recyclable
                     materials they will collect from your business? (1 point for each, upto 2 points
                     possible)
             W10     Have you located clearly marked recycling receptacles for convenience and                     3
                     accessibility throughout the workplace? Have you placed paper recycling trays or
                     bins at every employees work space? Have you placed a container for the
                     collection of plastic or glass bottles/cans in the food prep or eating area? ( 1 point
                     for each, up to 3 points possible)
  BONUS      W11     Have you performed innovative waste management practices; i.e. anything                       5
                     above and beyond what you can already earn points for on the scorecard?
                     Each item will be reviewed by the Scorecard Committee. (1 point for each, up
                     to 5pts possible)
Water                                                                                                             25            0
             WA1     Have you calculated your average indoor water use over the last 12 months?                    1
                     Start by inventorying all domestic water fixtures (faucets, toilets and urinals) to
                     indentify water conservation opportunities.
             WA2     Has your company identified your local water impact? (1pt) Has your company                   2
                     established a water management plan to reduce its water footprint? (1pt)
             WA3     Does your company comply with all federal, state, and local water protection                  1
                     regulations?
             WA4     Does your business or home office monitor water utility bills or water useage for             2
                     irregularities and regularly check for water leaks? (1pt) Does your company have a
                     plan to immediately address any problems? (1pt)
             WA5     Do you have water-conserving devices on your toilets?                                         1
             WA6     Do you have faucet aerators with a target flow rate of a maximum of 1 gallon per              1
                     minute on all lavatory sinks?
             WA7     Does your sustainability policy include a provision that when replacing or adding             1
                     new equipment or appliances, they will have a WATER SENSE rating?
             WA8     Do all employees in your business have access to refillable water bottles or mugs             2
                     for other beverages? (1pt) Has your office eliminated the use of single-serve water
                     bottles for employees, meetings and/or in vending machines? (1pt)
             WA9     Do you provide showers and lockers in the office or subsidize near by gym                     1
                     membership for bike commuters to have those amenities?
            WA10     Have you assessed strategies to increase the efficiency or energy saving                      1
                     measures for hot water demand, including installation of tankless, point source or
                     solar thermal water heating, use of timers or temperature regulation devices or
                     heat recovery technologies?
            WA11     Do you make use of a greywater or non-potable water systems in your building or               1
                     operations?
            WA12     Has your company developed and implemented a cleaning policy and procedures                   1
                     that reduces water consumption?
            WA13     Do you use sustainable landscaping strategies such as native and drought                      1
                     resistant plants, minimal to no turf grass, broad tree canopy for shade, bioswales,
                     raingardens, rooftop gardens, etc.?
            WA14     Do you use water conserving technologies in your landscape, such as drip                      1
                     irrigation, rain or moisture sensors, or rainwater irrigation systems (e.g. rain
                     barrels)?
Part I. Scorecard Summary
             GREEN BUSINESS CHALLENGE RESULTS SUMMARY                                                            125           0
Part II. Scorecard                                                                                                                      How did you achieve this action item? Please
                                                                                                                                       provide a short description of the action taken in
                                                                                                             Total Points    Points              order to be awarded points.
   Categories                                         Action Items                                            Available     Achieved
               WA15 Do you have a company practice or policy to protect, perserve and enhance                     1
                      Loudoun County river & stream corridors?
               WA16 Has your company volunteered for a Keep Loudoun Beautiful Stream Clean                        2
                    Event?
   BONUS       WA17 Have you performed innovative water conservation practices; i.e. anything                     5
                    above and beyond what you can already earn points for on the scorecard?
                    Each item will be reviewed by the Scorecard Committee. (1 point for each, up
                    to 5pts possible)
Pollutants                                                                                                       25            0
                P1    Do you have live plants throughout your offices?                                            1
                P2    Has your company developed purchasing or remodeling standards that require the              1
                      use of low volatile organic compound (VOC) paint, carpeting and furniture?
                P3    Have you or your landlord installed air filters (in the HVAC system or freestanding)        1
                      that trap airborne pollutants?
                P4     Has your company or your landlord conducted a professional audit of air quality?           2
                      If so, have you implemented at least two recommendations?
                P5    Does your company's beverage service include organic coffee and tea?                        1
                P6    Does your company make a practice of buying organic foods or using green                    1
                      caterers and restaurants that provide organic food and beverages?
                P7    Are the cleaning products used in your office Green Seal certified, organic or              1
                      otherwise environmentally friendly (i.e., vinegar, baking soda, water)?
                P8    Are hygiene products such as hand soap, dishwashing liquid, etc. environmentally            1
                      friendly?
                P9    Has your company provided employees with information on reducing exposure to                2
                      pollutants and potentially harmful chemicals at home?
                P10   Do you manage and dispose of all hazardous and e-waste materials in accordance              1
                      with all federal and state regulations?
                P11                                                                                               1
                      Are your existing PCs and similar electronic equipment EPEAT certified showing
                      that potential harmful chemicals such as bromine and mercury are being reduced
                      or eliminated? Do you have a policy that future purchases will be EPEAT certified?
                P12   Does your company or your landlord collect and recycle fluorescent light bulbs              1
                      (including compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs properly to avoid mercury
                      contamination?
                P13   Has your company taken steps to reduce the pollutants associated with its                   1
                      products or services?
                P14                                                                                               2
                      Does your company use cradle-to-cradle lifecycle analysis to identify and reduce or
                      eliminate pollutants throughout the lifecycle of its products or services?
                P15   Has your company used biomimicry in the design of one or more products or                   3
                      services?
   BONUS        P16   Have you performed innovative toxic prevention practices; i.e. anything                     5
                      above and beyond what you can already earn points for on the scorecard?
                      Each item will be reviewed by the Scorecard Committee.. (1 point for each,
                      up to 5pts possible)
                      Total Possible Points                                                                      125
                      Total Achieved Points                                                                                    0
                            2011 Loudoun Green Business Challenge




                                Certification           Silver           Gold               Platinum
         Scores
                                 45 -59                 60 - 74          75 - 89             90 - 100
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Part I. Scorecard Summary
           GREEN BUSINESS CHALLENGE RESULTS SUMMARY
Part II. Scorecard                                                                                                                  Help!

    Categories                                           Action Items
Education & Outreach
               EO1 Does your company have a "Green Team" responsible for making green                        Green Team Guidelines- Energy Star
                         business practices fun and engaging?
                                                                                                             Starting a Green Team- Printable Promotions
                                                                                                             Forming a Green Team- Georgia Department of
                                                                                                             Natural Resources
                  EO2    Have you hosted educational sessions to inform staff of the company's            Green Business Challenge- Loudoun County
                         participation in the Green Business Challenge, and to help them "go green" while
                         on the job and/or at home?                                                       A "Green Guide"- National Geographic
                  EO3    Does your business celebrate Earth Day or a "Green Week" during the year
                                                                                                          Earth Day - EarthDayatLoudoun.org
                         providing ways for employees to engage in green related activities?
                                                                                                             Earth Day Information- US EPA
                                                                                                             Green Living- US EPA
                  EO4    Does your business use local foods, participate in a Loudoun County Community
                                                                                                          Draft Policy Help- GreenYour.com
                         Supported Agriculture (CSA), facilitate staff participation in a CSA or act as a
                         CSA drop site?                                                                   Guidance on Environmentally Preferrable
                                                                                                          Purchasing- US EPA
                                                                                                             Purchasing Policy Example- Natural Resource
                                                                                                             Defense Council
                  EO5    Does your business use local foods, participate in a Loudoun County CSA,            Local Foods- Loudoun County CSA
                         facilitate staff participation in a CSA or act as a CSA drop site?
                                                                                                             Buy Local Virginia- Piedmont Environmental
                                                                                                             Council
                  EO6    Do you open up, lend or share your space (either permanently or on occasion) for
                         community activities, services or events dedicated to encouraging, educating or
                         promoting sustainable community development?
                  EO7    Does your company or organization encourage community service or
                         volunteerism dedicated to sustainability and community stewardship through
                         company activities, participation in community events or incentivization program?

                  EO8    Does your company offer a specific product or service that improves the
                         environmental impact of the company and community?
                  EO9    During the past 12 months, has your business conducted an employee commuter Commuter Survey Assistance- Loudoun Office of
                         survey in conjunction with the Loudoun County Office of Transportation Services? Transportation Services
                         (1 pt) After the survey, were actions taken to encourage additional employees to
                                                                                                          Employer Programs- Commuter Connections
                         consider alternatives to drive alone commuting? (1pt)
                                                                                                          Sample Survey- City of Boulder

                  EO10 Does your business have a telecommuting or flextime policy?                           Telework Resources- Telework Virginia
                                                                                                             Telework Benefits- Loudoun Office of
                                                                                                             Transportation Services
                                                                                                             Sample Telework Agreement- University of
                                                                                                             Michigan
                  EO11 Has your company contacted the Employer Outreach Specialist from the                  Employer Services- Loudoun Office of
                         Loudoun County Office of Transportation Services to discuss workplace               Transportation Services
                         commuting options?
                                                                                                             Judy.Galen@loudoun.gov - Employee Outreach
                                                                                                             Specialist
                  EO12 Does your company provide a transit benefit program to encourage use of public Tranportation Commuting Benefit-IRS
                         transportation, walking or biking?
                                                                                                             Reward System- NuRide
                  EO13 Does your business regularly use teleconferencing or webinars instead of              Teleconferencing Basics- US Dept of
                         traveling to a meeting?                                                             Tranportation
                                                                                                             Choosing a Teleconference Service- Karyn
                                                                                                             Greenstreet
                  EO14 When purchasing and/or renting vehicles used for business purposes, does your
                         company select fuel efficient, hybrid and/or electric vehicles? (1 pt.) Does your   Fuel Efficient Car Ratings- Dept. of Energy
                         company have dedicated parking for efficient vehicles and carpools?

                  EO15   Has your company participated in Bike to Work Day?                                  Bike to Work Day- Washington Area Bicyclist
                                                                                                             Association
                                                                                                             Bike to Work Day- Loudoun Office of
                                                                                                             Transportation Services
                  EO16 Have you referred another business to participate in the 2011 Green Business
                         Challenge? Referred companies must register and submit a baseline scorecard         Green Business Challenge- Loudoun County
                         by the end of the Challenge in order for you to receive referral points. (1pt for
                         each referral, up to 3pts possible)
  BONUS           EO17   Have you performed innovative education & outreach practices; i.e.
                         anything above and beyond what you can already earn points for on the
                         scorecard? Each item will be reviewed by the Scorecard Committee. (1
                         point for each, up to 5pts possible)
Energy
                   E1    Does your company have the following thermostat policy (winter 68 degrees,          Thermostat Energy Savers- Dept. of Energy
                         summer 78 degrees; Office closed: winter 55 degrees, summer 85 degrees)?
                                                                                                             Thermostat Settings- Madison Gas & Electric
                                                                                                             Ashrae Standard 55- Ashrae
                   E2    Has your company reduced copier/printer/fax/computer power consumption by
                         using Stand By mode after 10 minutes of non-use and completely turning them         Energy Efficient Copier- Dept. of Energy
                         off at the end of the day and on weekends?
                   E3    Has your company eliminated the use of personal space heaters and fans?             Heating and Cooling Tips for the Office- City of
                                                                                                             Portland Green Office Guide (p.17-21)
                   E4    Does your company regularly use window blinds as a way to decrease heat in the Window Treatment & Coverings Energy Savers-
                         summer and increase heat in the winter?                                        Dept. of Energy
                   E5    Does your company use power strips for all electronics and turn off at the end of   Energy Saver Tips- Dept. of Energy
                         each day and on the weekends?
                                                                                                             Cost comparison of using energy efficient office
                                                                                                             equipment- Arizona Power Supply Co.
                                                                                                             Smart Power Strips- Energy Star
                                                                                                             Energy Conservation Decals- Awareness Ideas
                   E6    Have you set water heater temperature to 120 degrees or lower?                      Energy Saver Tip- Dept. of Energy
                                                                                                             Lower Water Heating Temperature- Dept. of
                                                                                                             Energy
                   E7    Has your company adopted a sustainability plan and energy reduction goal?
                                                                                                             Guidelines for Energy Management- Energy Star
                                                                                                             Office Energy Checklist- Dept. of Energy
                   E8    Has your company appointed someone in charge of all energy use?                     Appoint Energy Director- Energy Star
                                                                                                             Role of an Energy Manager Webcast- Department
                                                                                                             of Energy
Part I. Scorecard Summary
          GREEN BUSINESS CHALLENGE RESULTS SUMMARY
Part II. Scorecard                                                                                                                    Help!

    Categories                                         Action Items
                 E9   Does your business have a tool (software/spreadsheet) to keep track of its               Portfolio Manager- Energy Star
                      energy usage?
                                                                                                               Energy Software Tools Directory-Dept. of Energy
                                                                                                               Tax Deductions for Qualified Software- Dept. of
                                                                                                               Energy
             E10      Does your sustainability policy include a provision that when replacing or adding        Energy Star Products- Energy Star
                      new equipment or appliances, they will have an ENERGY STAR rating?
                                                                                                               Purchasing & Procurement- Energy Star
             E11      Has your company established a baseline for all energy usage?                            Portfolio Manager- Energy Star
                                                                                                               Commercial Energy Calculator- LG&E and KU
                                                                                                               Assess Performance- Energy Star
             E12      Have you done carbon emission inventory for your buildings?                              Portfolio Manager- Energy Star
                                                                                                               Carbon Calculator- Climate Trust
             E13      Has your company installed on or off-site renewable energy technologies (solar,          Renewable Energy Technology Basics- Dept. of
                      wind, geothermal, etc.) for the purposes of powering company operations?                 Energy

                                                                                                               Renewable Energy & Green Power- Energy Star

             E14      Have you benchmarked your buildings with EPA Portfolio Manager or any other              Portfolio Manager- Energy Star
                      equivalent benchmarking tools?
                                                                                                               Benchmark- Energy Star
             E15      Have you conducted a lighting audit and implemented at least one of the                  Lighting- Dept. of Energy
                      recommendations from the audit report?
                                                                                                               Retrofit Project Calculator- Dept. of Energy
                                                                                                               Simple lighting audit guide-North Carolina's
                                                                                                               Division of Pollution Prevention and
                                                                                                               Environmental Assistance
             E16      Do you have energy efficient vending machines at your business; i.e. have you            Vending Machine Calculator & Sample
                      installed a miser or verified that they are energy efficient?                            Purchasing Language- Energy Star
                                                                                                               Vending Miser Store
             E17      Have you implemented Building Automation System in your large buildings?
             E18      Have you purchased CO2 offsets or renewable energy credits for 5%-10% (1pt)              Buying Green Power- Dept of Energy
                      or 10% - 20% (2pts) of your business's electricity usage?
                                                                                                               Compares Carbon Offset Companies- E Business
                                                                                                               Links
                                                                                                               Carbon Footprint Calculator for Business
  BONUS      E19      Have you performed innovative energy efficiency/conservation practices;
                      i.e. anything above and beyond what you can already earn points for on the
                      scorecard? Each item will be reviewed by the Scorecard Committee. (1
                      point for each, 5pts possible)
Waste
              W1      Have you contacted the Loudoun County Department of Construction &
                                                                                                               Kate.Glass@loudoun.gov- DCWM staff
                      Waste Management to talk about your recycling work plan?

                                                                                                               How to Set Up a Recycling Program- US EPA

              W2      Does your business use electronic timesheets, direct deposits, and/or provide            Improving Business Efficiency with Electronic
                      online pay statement to avoid paper statements?                                          Payments- electronicpayments.org

              W3      Have you implemented a paper waste reduction strategy to reduce paper                    Creating a Paper Reduction Campaign in Your
                      consumption in your office? Does your strategy track how much printer/copier             Office- CalRecycle
                      paper is used and track the results of your paper waste reductions efforts? Does
                      your strategy include: circulating documents and memos electronically instead of
                                                                                                               Paper Calculator- Environmental Defense Fund
                      using hard copies? Does your strategy include directing faxes to email and
                      eliminating confirmation sheets? Does your strategy reduced paper use by using
                      scrap paper for draft prints and double sided printing for draft or final prints? (1     Reducing Office Paper Waste- Michigan Dept. of
                      point for each, upto 5 points possible)                                                  Environmental Quality
              W4      Has your business/ green team/recycling team/recycling coordinator conducted a           WasteWise Program- US EPA
                      waste stream audit to determine what your waste stream profile is? Have
                      you/your business established a waste reduction goal that is right for your              Cuyahoga County OHIO - Less is More - A Step by
                      business that establishes ways to increase recycling and reduce overall waste?
                                                                                                               Step Guide to Recycling in the Workplace
                      (1 point for each, upto 2 points possible)
                                                                                                               Waste Audit- The Solid Waste Policy Group at
                                                                                                               Rutgers the State University of New Jersey

              W5      Do you purchase at least 30% post-consumer and recycled content printer/copier EcoEasy- Staples
                      paper?
                                                                                                     GreenerOffice- Office Depot
              W6      Do you purchase at least 30% post-consumer and recycled content paper                    GreenerOffice- Office Depot
                      products (i.e. paper towels, filing folders, envelopes, notepads, boxes, business
                      cards etc)?                                                                              EcoEasy- Staples
              W7      Do you purchase recycled content supplies (besides paper) such as refurbished            Loudoun County Surplus Store
                      equipment, rechargeable batteries, refillable pens, ink cartridges, etc?                 GreenerOffice- Office Depot
                                                                                                               EcoEasy- Staples
              W8      Has your business written a recycling program/policy/plan for your company
                                                                                                               Business Recycling- Loudoun County DCWM
                      that meets the minimum recycling requirements of Loudoun County? Does your
                      recycling program/policy/plan exceed the minimum requirements? Has the Plan
                      been shared with employees, staff and custodial staff? (1 point for each, upto 3         Chapter 1086- Loudoun County Codified
                      points possible)                                                                         Ordinances
              W9      Have you consulted with your custodial staff to verify they are not mixing
                      recyclables with solid waste and/or disposing of the recyclables as solid waste?
                      Have you consulted with your solid waste collector to determine what recyclable          Business Recycling- Loudoun County DCWM
                      materials they will collect from your business? (1 point for each, upto 2 points
                      possible)
             W10      Have you located clearly marked recycling receptacles for convenience and                Recycling Bins- Staples
                      accessibility throughout the workplace? Have you placed paper recycling trays or
                                                                                                               Recycling Bins- Office Depot
                      bins at every employees work space? Have you placed a container for the
                      collection of plastic or glass bottles/cans in the food prep or eating area? ( 1 point   Recycling Bins- Recyclingbin.com
                      for each, up to 3 points possible)                                                       Recycling Bins- Recyclingsupply.com
  BONUS      W11      Have you performed innovative waste management practices; i.e. anything
                      above and beyond what you can already earn points for on the scorecard?
                      Each item will be reviewed by the Scorecard Committee. (1 point for each,
                      up to 5pts possible)
Water
             WA1      Have you calculated your average indoor water use over the last 12 months?               Calculate Water Use- Loudoun Water
                      Start by inventorying all domestic water fixtures (faucets, toilets and urinals) to
                      indentify water conservation opportunities.                                              Calculate Your Water Savings- EPA Water Sense

                                                                                                               Water Efficiency & Conservation- US EPA
                                                                                                               Water Efficiency Fact Sheet WD-DWGB-26-16-
                                                                                                               New Hampshire DES (go to bottom of page)
             WA2      Has your company identified your local water impact? (1pt) Has your company
                      established a water management plan to reduce its water footprint? (1pt)                 Developing a Water Management Plan- US EPA

             WA3      Does your company comply with all federal, state, and local water protection             Federal and State Water Regulations- VA DEQ
                      regulations?
                                                                                                               Water and Hydrology- Loudoun Dept. of Building
                                                                                                               & Development
                                                                                                               Stormwater Management Program- Loudoun
                                                                                                               Dept. of General Services
             WA4      Does your business or home office monitor water utility bills or water useage for Fix a Leak- EPA Water Sense
                      irregularities and regularly check for water leaks? (1pt) Does your company have
                      a plan to immediately address any problems? (1pt)                                 Best Management Practice- US Dept of Energy
Part I. Scorecard Summary
             GREEN BUSINESS CHALLENGE RESULTS SUMMARY
Part II. Scorecard     Does your business or home office monitor water utility bills or water useage for                         Help!
                       irregularities and regularly check for water leaks? (1pt) Does your company have
     Categories                                         Action Items
                       a plan to immediately address any problems? (1pt)
                                                                                                           H2O Conservation- VA Dept. of Mines, Minerals,
                                                                                                           and Energy
               WA5     Do you have water-conserving devices on your toilets?                               Water Efficient Toilets- EPA Water Sense
                                                                                                           Best Management Practice- US Dept of Energy
                                                                                                           Efficiency Benefits- fypower.org
               WA6     Do you have faucet aerators with a target flow rate of a maximum of 1 gallon per    Faucets & Accessories- EPA Water Sense
                       minute on all lavatory sinks?                                                       Best Management Practice- US Dept of Energy
               WA7     Does your sustainability policy include a provision that when replacing or adding
                       new equipment or appliances, they will have a WATER SENSE rating?                   The Water Sense Label- EPA Water Sense

               WA8     Do all employees in your business have access to refillable water bottles or mugs Bottled Water Cost Calculator- newdream.org
                       for other beverages? (1pt) Has your office eliminated the use of single-serve
                                                                                                         Bottle Water Basics- US EPA (see 'What You Can
                       water bottles for employees, meetings and/or in vending machines? (1pt)
                                                                                                         Do'-'Drinking Water')
               WA9     Do you provide showers and lockers in the office or subsidize near by gym
                       membership for bike commuters to have those amenities?
               WA10 Have you assessed strategies to increase the efficiency or energy saving           Energy Saver Tip- Dept. of Energy
                    measures for hot water demand, including installation of tankless, point source or Energy Efficient Water Heating- Dept. of Energy
                    solar thermal water heating, use of timers or temperature regulation devices or
                    heat recovery technologies?                                                        Water Heating- VA Dept. of Mines, Minerals, and
                                                                                                       Energy
               WA11 Do you make use of a greywater or non-potable water systems in your building or Information on Water Recycling- US EPA
                    operations?
               WA12 Has your company developed and implemented a cleaning policy and procedures Ten Ways to Reduce Water Use When Cleaning-
                    that reduces water consumption?                                                    greenlodgingnews.com
               WA13 Do you use sustainable landscaping strategies such as native and drought               Green Landscaping- US EPA
                       resistant plants, minimal to no turf grass, broad tree canopy for shade, bioswales,
                                                                                                           WaterWise Landscaping Guide- Loudoun Water
                       raingardens, rooftop gardens, etc.?
                                                                                                           Best Management Practice- US Dept of Energy
                                                                                                           Assistance- Loudoun County Extension Office
                                                                                                           Assistance- Loudoun Soil & Water Conservation
                                                                                                           District
               WA14 Do you use water conserving technologies in your landscape, such as drip               Best Management Practice- US Dept of Energy
                       irrigation, rain or moisture sensors, or rainwater irrigation systems (e.g. rain
                       barrels)?                                                                           Preferred Irrigation Program- Loudoun Water

                                                                                                           Assistance- Loudoun County Extension Office
               WA15 Do you have a company practice or policy to protect, perserve and enhance              Water & Hydrology- Loudoun County Dept. of
                       Loudoun County river & stream corridors?                                            Building & Development
               WA16 Has your company volunteered for a Keep Loudoun Beautiful Stream Clean                 Event Information- Keep Loudoun Beautiful
                       Event?
  BONUS        WA17 Have you performed innovative water conservation practices; i.e. anything
                       above and beyond what you can already earn points for on the scorecard?
                       Each item will be reviewed by the Scorecard Committee. (1 point for each,
                       up to 5pts possible)
Pollutants
                  P1   Do you have live plants throughout your offices?                                    Green Plant Benefits- Green Plants for Green
                                                                                                           Buildings
                  P2   Has your company developed purchasing or remodeling standards that require          Information on VOC's- US EPA
                       the use of low volatile organic compound (VOC) paint, carpeting and furniture?
                                                                                                           Non-Toxic Paints- eartheasy
                  P3   Have you or your landlord installed air filters (in the HVAC system or
                                                                                                         Heating, Ventiliation, & Air Conditioning- US EPA
                       freestanding) that trap airborne pollutants?
                  P4    Has your company or your landlord conducted a professional audit of air quality? Guide to Indoor Air Quality- US EPA
                       If so, have you implemented at least two recommendations?
                                                                                                         Buidling Air Quality- US EPA
                  P5   Does your company's beverage service include organic coffee and tea?
                  P6   Does your company make a practice of buying organic foods or using green            Buy Fresh Buy Local- Piedmont Environmental
                       caterers and restaurants that provide organic food and beverages?                   Council
                                                                                                           Local, Organic Restaurants & Caterers- Flavor
                                                                                                           Magazine
                                                                                                           Green Restaurants- green restaurant Associaion
                  P7   Are the cleaning products used in your office Green Seal certified, organic or      Green Products & Services- Green Seal
                       otherwise environmentally friendly (i.e., vinegar, baking soda, water)?

                                                                                                           Environmentally Preferrable Purchasing- US EPA

                  P8   Are hygiene products such as hand soap, dishwashing liquid, etc.                    Green Products & Services- Green Seal
                       environmentally friendly?
                                                                                                    Rating System- Environmental Working's Group
                                                                                                    Skin Deep
                  P9   Has your company provided employees with information on reducing exposure to
                                                                                                    Care For Your Air Guide- US EPA
                       pollutants and potentially harmful chemicals at home?
                P10    Do you manage and dispose of all hazardous and e-waste materials in          Hazardous Waste Regulations- Virginia DEQ
                       accordance with all federal and state regulations?
                                                                                                           Business Hazardous Waste Program- Loudoun
                                                                                                           DCWM
                                                                                                      E-cycling Information- Virginia DEQ
                                                                                                      E-cycling Information- Loudoun DCWM
                P11    Are your existing PCs and similar electronic equipment EPEAT certified showing
                       that potential harmful chemicals such as bromine and mercury are being reduced
                                                                                                      EPEAT Certification- EPEAT
                       or eliminated? Do you have a policy that future purchases will be EPEAT
                       certified?
                P12    Does your company or your landlord collect and recycle fluorescent light bulbs
                       (including compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs properly to avoid mercury           Fluorescent Lamps- VA DEQ Pollution Prevention
                       contamination?
                                                                                                      Know Toxics- NVRC Waste Management Board

                                                                                                           Disposal Assistance-Call DCWM- 703-777-0187
                P13    Has your company taken steps to reduce the pollutants associated with its
                       products or services?
                P14    Does your company use cradle-to-cradle lifecycle analysis to identify and reduce    Life Cycle Assessment- US EPA
                       or eliminate pollutants throughout the lifecycle of its products or services?
                                                                                                           Cradle to Cradle Framework- MBDC
                P15    Has your company used biomimicry in the design of one or more products or
                                                                                                           Biomimicry- The Biomimicry Institute
                       services?
  BONUS         P16    Have you performed innovative toxic prevention practices; i.e. anything
                       above and beyond what you can already earn points for on the scorecard?
                       Each item will be reviewed by the Scorecard Committee.. (1 point for each,
                       up to 5pts possible)

				
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