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									                                                      Green Business Program
                                                               Application and Checklist for
                                                                Entertainment & Recreation

A Green Business is a business that not only conserves energy and minimizes their impact on the environment,
but also sets a positive example for their clients and their community. By assuming a leadership and
stewardship role, green businesses will:

       Reduce solid waste disposal and promote recycling.
       Become energy and water efficient.
       Purchase products that are less harmful to human health and the environment.
       Help improve water quality in the creeks, rivers and lakes of the community.
       Help improve indoor and outdoor air quality.
       Educate customers, employees and other businesses about green business practices.

In an effort to recognize and certify the outstanding green businesses in our community, Sustainable Sandhills,
Sustainable Fort Bragg and the Public Works Commission of the City of Fayetteville have teamed up to create
the Sustainable Sandhills Green Business Program. By participating in this program and becoming certified,
your business will enjoy the unique benefits of a select group of leading businesses in our community.


Frequently Asked Questions
My business is not green. Where can I get assistance?
   Sustainable Sandhills and our partners offer FREE assistance to businesses wishing to participate in the
   Green Business Program. This can put your business on the path to becoming certified and receiving
   recognition for your efforts. Visit us at www.sustainablesandhills.org or contact us at 910-484-9098.

Do I get credit for good things I’m already doing?
    Yes! In fact, your company may already qualify. Your business will get credit for existing green practices,
    as well as any newly adopted ones implemented to meet the GBP requirements.

Do I have to do everything on the checklist to become certified as a Green Business?
    No! Although you must complete the “Required Measures” in each category to receive certification, the
    additional “Optional Measures” in the checklist are intended to give businesses flexibility in their approach to
    becoming green. Many certified Green Businesses have taken their program to the next level using the
    additional measures as motivation and guidance.

What if I don’t pass the required on-site verification?
  If the measures you selected in the checklist are not verified during the on-site visit, you will not obtain
  Green Business Certification. However, you will be granted 90 days to complete the corrective measures to
  obtain certification. One additional verification visit will be scheduled at no charge.

Can a home business be certified?
   No. The Sustainable Sandhills Green Business Program does not currently certify home offices or
   residential based businesses.



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                                                                           How to Get Started
                                                                              Certification Process


1. Print or download the appropriate Green Business Program (GBP) checklist for your business sector.
   Review the checklist to determine if the GBP is a good fit for your business.

2. If you decide you want to pursue certification, contact the SS Green Business Program Coordinator, Jodi
   Price Hajosy at jodiph@sustainablesandhills.org or 910-484-9098 to register for the GBP.

3. Read through the checklist “measures” and check all that apply to your business. Utilize newly adopted or
   existing measures to meet the GBP certification requirements. Email your completed checklist.

4. The program fee for a single business location is $200. A fee of $75 will be charged per additional location,
   with a maximum fee of $350. Payment is non-refundable. If you do not pass on-site verification, you will
   have 90 days to complete the corrective measures. Assistance from Sustainable Sandhills will be provided.

    Please make check payable to: Sustainable Sandhills at P.O. Box 144, Fayetteville, NC 28302

5. Perform the self-guided solid waste assessment using the Waste Assessment Form.

6. Have all employees complete the Transportation Survey included in the GBP.

7. Sustainable Sandhills will coordinate an Energy and Water audit of your facility by PWC.

8. Schedule an on-site verification with Sustainable Sandhills.

9. Congratulations! If your on-site verification is successful, you are certified and will begin to reap the benefits
   of participating in our program, which include:
       A Sustainable Sandhills Green Business Program window decal to market your achievement and an
          electronic version of the logo to use in promotional materials.
       Recognition in the SS website, the Quarterly Newsletter and monthly media releases.
       Automatic enrollment in our annual awards programs.
       You will have joined a collaborative network the leading businesses in our community. The shared
          experiences of the network participants will benefit the entire network.

    The initial SS Green Business Program Certification is valid for 1 year. All subsequent certifications
    are valid for a 2 period.




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                         Checklist for Entertainment & Recreation
                                                                                               General

Business Name:

Contact Name:

Address:

Phone:                                                       Fax:

Email:



Awareness
Choose 3 New or Existing Measures:

   Designate time at staff or other employee meetings to cover existing and new environmental efforts.

   Track and post utility bills.

   Provide three ongoing incentives or training opportunities to encourage management and employee
    participation in the Green Business Program. For example:
        New Employee Orientation.
        Training programs.
        Staff meeting discussions or presentations.
        Include in job descriptions, where applicable.
        Include as a part of performance appraisals.
        Employee reference materials provided.
        Include examples of GBP activities in company newsletters or bulletins.

   Inform your customers of your GBP efforts. Complete two of the following:
         Post examples of steps you have taken to become certified as a Green Business.
         Offer customers “green” service or amenity options.
         Offer tours that highlight your Green Business successes.
         Post your GBP efforts and/or certification on your website.
         Upon certification, post the GBP decal and/or certificate in a visible location.

    Encourage another area business to participate by providing their name and contact information:



         Business & Contact Name:

         Address:

         Phone:                                     Email:




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                       Checklist for Entertainment & Recreation
                                                                                                  General
Purchasing
Complete REQUIRED measure below:
   Discontinue use of Styrofoam and non-recyclable or non-biodegradable food service containers. For
    assistance, contact your foodservice supplier or request info from SS.

Utilize 4 new or existing recycled content products in your business:
    Office paper – minimum 30% post-consumer recycled content
    Letterhead
    Business cards
    Envelopes
    Post-it notes
    Paper towels
    Napkins
    Menus
    Toilet paper
    Refurbished or remanufactured furniture and equipment
    Remanufactured toner cartridges
    Carpet, carpet padding, rugs or floor mats
    Construction materials: paint, insulation, concrete, lumber/wood, flooring, tile, etc.
    Other:

Choose 5 New or Existing Measures:
    Inform main supplier’s sales representatives that you prefer eco-friendly products–request them to start
    carrying products if they do not currently do so or switch to a supplier that does.
    Replace chlorine bleached white paper napkins and towels with one of the following alternatives:
          Recycled content, non-chlorine bleached paper towels.
          Reusable cloth towels & dispenser suitable for washrooms.
          Use a linen service.
          Energy efficient air dryers.
    Utilize washable containers instead of disposable, i.e. soufflé cups for dressing, condiments, etc.
    Use biodegradable or compostable “to-go” food containers such as paper or bio-based plastics.
    Rotate menu items based on seasonal availability.
    Purchase produce at the local Farmers Market.
    Purchase supplies (toilet paper, hand soap, etc.) in bulk.
    Purchase condiments (sugar, salt, pepper, etc.) in bulk. Refill dispensers.
    Purchase organic, shade-grown or fair-trade coffee.
    Incorporate organic foods as a regularly stocked item, menu option or daily specials.
    Eliminate endangered seafood and fish farmed in ways that harm the environment from your regularly
    stocked items, menu options or daily specials. Visit http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.asp .
    If wood products are needed for remodeling or maintenance work, purchase sustainable wood products
    certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
    Contact your local Re-Store Warehouse or call 910-321-0780 or other materials exchange programs
    before purchasing equipment.
    Other:
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                                                                                     General - Cont.
Transportation
Complete the REQUIRED measure below:
     Complete the Transportation Survey for all employees, and with this information, complete the
      Transportation Summary.

Employee Practices and Facilities: Choose 3 New or Existing Measures
      Provide a secure location for staff to store bicycles or install a bike rack in or near facility.
      Provide alternative transportation information such as carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking and FAST to
      all employees. http://fayettevilleonline.com/fast/
      Cover alternative transportation options at new employee orientations.
      Encourage alternative modes of transportation via incentives (bus pass or small bonus).
      Perform local errands on bike or foot.
      Shop at local businesses within close proximity.
      Maintain fleet to optimize miles per gallon, including adjusting tire pressure, filter, oil, etc.
      Use low emission, hybrid, biodiesel or alternative fuel vehicles for business errands.
      Provide shower facilities for employees who walk, jog, or bike to work. Consider contracting with a nearby
      health facility for the use of their showers.
      Provide preferential parking for alternative modes of transit such as carpools, or electric, hybrid or
      biodiesel vehicles.
      Utilize teleconferencing or video conferencing when possible to avoid unnecessary travel.
      Institute a no-idle policy for your establishment, employees and contractors.
      Other:




                                                  Green Notes
   Purchasing products made from recycled materials conserves resources and is essential for supporting
    markets for recycled materials. Close the loop!
   Each commuter driving alone to work creates more than 2 tons of auto exhaust annually.
   If a commuter car in the U.S. carried just one more passenger, we would save 600,000 gallons of gas and
    reduce air emissions by 12 million pounds of CO2 everyday
   An improperly tuned car produces 10-15 times more pollution than a tuned one.
   Each person driving alone to work creates more than 2 tons of auto exhaust each year.
   Idling your vehicle for 5 minutes burns between ½ cup- 1 cup gasoline. Eliminating 5 minutes of idling per
    day can reduce CO2 emissions by 220-440 pounds, depending on the engine size.
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                                                                                               Solid Waste

Complete all REQUIRED measure listed below:
    Perform a self-assessment of your waste using the Waste Assessment Form attached. Identify the types
    and percentages of waste that are currently being generated and recycled. Use the assessment
    information and checklist to create or improve on-site reuse and recycling programs.
    Must be in compliance with the ABC beverage container recycling law. House Bill 1518 was ratified to
    require holders of certain Alcohol Beverage Commission permits to implement recycling efforts for
    beverage containers sold on premises by January 2008. The bill further provides a disposal ban on
    these materials.

Reduce: Choose 5 New or Existing Measures
    Post daily specials on wipe or chalk boards instead of providing paper copies.
    Institute an “Only upon request policy” for all to go orders. Require staff to ask customers if they need
    napkins, bag, condiments, and/or utensils for “to-go” orders.
    Use linen service for uniforms, dishcloths, or napkins.
    Design marketing materials that require no envelope.
    Reduce junk mail by removing your business from national databases. www.ecocycle.org/junkmail/index.cfm
    Eliminate duplicate mailings of subscriptions by contacting the subscriptions department to request that all
    but one be removed.
    Update your mailing list annually to avoid duplicate mailing or outdated information being sent to your
    customers.
    When faxing, use a fax stamp or fax label on the first page, instead of full-page cover letter.
    Reduce junk faxes by contacting number listed on bottom of fax and requesting permanent deletion of your
    number.
    Purchase or lease copiers and printers that have a duplexing function or retrofit existing printers with a
    duplexer where applicable; make two-sided copying standard practice in your business. Set
    computers/printers to default to duplexing mode.
    Post, route or e-mail staff memos and schedules instead of printing individual copies for each employee.
    Use old newspaper or other environmentally friendly packaging materials or reuse packaging peanuts,
    boxes, and other materials received in your own incoming orders
    Other:

Reuse: Choose 5 New or Existing Measures
  Donate or exchange unwanted furniture, supplies, electronics, scrap materials, linens, etc. to schools,
   churches, hospitals, libraries, nonprofits, teachers, Goodwill, Re-Store, etc.
  Enroll in a waste exchange program where your waste becomes another company’s resource. [Examples:
    used oil for biodiesel, Carolina Byproducts www.valleyproteins.com, Ecologic 336-337-5541 or 336-269-1805]
    Encourage servers to use scrap office paper for order taking.
    Provide reusable dishware for staff use instead of disposable plates or coffee cups.
    Promote environmental incentives to customers, including discounts offered for bringing in your own mug
    or reusable shopping bag.
    Use reusable mesh or non-chlorine bleached coffee filters.
    Rinse and recycle or reuse containers, including all glass and plastic juice and spice containers. Make this
    a standard operating procedure and post signage to remind staff.
    Laminate food prep schedule/regularly used documents & use erasable grease pencil to write.
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                                                                                Solid Waste - Cont.
    Keep a stack of previously used paper for scratch pads, fax machines and/or draft printing. Use the back
    sides for notes, drafts, internal memos, etc.
    Replace disposable kitchenware with reusable or biodegradable alternatives.
    Train housekeeping staff to reuse clean trash liners.
    Reuse envelopes and file folders.
    Green your supply chain: request that suppliers package food in reusable and/or returnable
    containers/boxes or use packaging that contains recycled material.
    Refill existing toner cartridges. [Cartridge World at Westwood or Walgreens at Skibo or Owen.]
    Reuse packaging (boxes, bubble wrap, peanuts) or donate to a local shipping company. [UPS Westwood]
    Other:

Recycle: Choose 4 New or Existing Measures.
    Fryer oil used in food preparation. Consider recruiting neighboring restaurants to participate so the
    quantity of oil is enough for the program, or donating to a bio-diesel program.
    Paper: copy, letterhead, color, glossy, newspaper, junk mail, telephone directories, paper board,
    magazines, and cardboard.
    Containers: cans (aluminum & tin), plastic and glass.
    Toner and inkjet cartridges
    Fluorescent light bulbs http://www.lamprecycling.com/ , http://lamprecycle.org/
    Batteries – button, alkaline, NiCad, lithium ion, Nickel Metal Hydride- NiMH, etc. Use
    http://www.rbrc.org/call2recycle/dropoff/index.php to find collection sites in Fayetteville.
    Food waste: collect and compost your kitchen food waste
    Green waste: use green waste bin or make composting part of the contract with your landscape service
    Carpet – many of the leading carpet manufacturers will recycle your old carpet.
    Other:


Chemical Use & Pollution Prevention
Complete all REQUIRED measures:
    Store chemicals in their original containers or properly labeled secondary containers with tight fitting lids.
    Chemicals should be stored in secure, controlled areas, away from ignition sources and food storage.
    Stock at least one non-toxic, biodegradable cleaner for daily use. For example, multipurpose, glass or
    floor cleaner. (Mrs. Meyers www.mrsmeyers.com, Clorox Green Works, Shaklee, Buckeye Green Seal
    Products http://www.buckeyeinternational.com/green/index.html)

Choose 5 New or Existing Measures
    Install filtered water tap at your sink for drinking water or contract a water cooler service, instead of
    purchasing bottled water.
    Use recycled content or low VOC paint products available from local paint suppliers.
    Use non-toxic, low VOC office supplies, such as white out, white board pens, etc.
    Use low mercury fluorescent lamps - most lighting suppliers carry a line of low-mercury, energy efficient,
    long lasting lamps.
    When remodeling, use low-emitting/low-polluting building materials, carpets, furniture, and other materials
    to improve indoor air quality and reduce down time. Look for products certified by GreenGuard or the
    Carpet and Rug Institute.
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                                                                              Solid Waste - Cont.
    Educate and inform cleaning staff of your eco-friendly preferences.
    Discontinue glass cleaners and replace with vinegar/water or another “green” window cleaner.
    Retailers–-stock/sell products that are less toxic or less polluting than conventional ones.
    Use less-toxic graffiti removers.
    Use products that are packaged in a refillable spray bottle rather than an aerosol can.
    Use less-toxic cleaning products that are safer for the user, guests and the environment.
    Consider Green Seal certified products available from most cleaning product suppliers.
    You may list up to THREE products, for a total of THREE credits or measures:
    
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    Use unbleached and/or chlorine free paper products (i.e. copy paper, paper towels, coffee filters)
    Use rechargeable batteries, instead of disposable alkalines.
    Have materials printed using soy or vegetable based ink.
    Other:


Pest Management
Complete REQUIRED measure listed in the following section:
    Request that your pest control or landscape contractor reduce use of pesticides and/or use less-toxic
    pesticides. Get their commitment in writing.

Choose 2 New or Existing Measures
    Use less-toxic or natural insecticides, such as soaps, horticultural oils, and micro organisms.
    Pick weeds by hand rather than using herbicides (weed killers), which can contaminate local ground and
    surface waters.
    Correct situations that attract and harbor pests, such as improperly stored foods, open trash bins, and
    dense foliage around your building.
    Use traps, containerized baits, gels and/or barriers for ants and cockroaches.
    When chemical pesticides are necessary, use those labeled “caution” rather than “warning” or “danger”.
    Other:




                                                 Green Notes
      The average office worker discards more than 175 lbs. of high-grade paper per year.
      In the U.S. the average person generates 4.39 lbs of trash per day vs. 1.5 lbs in Europe.
      1.5 million barrels of oil in US are used to make water bottles; 86% are landfilled or incinerated.
      7 times a bottles’ volume in water is wasted in the production of bottled water.
      Americans discard enough aluminum every three months to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet.
      When an aluminum can is recycled, it is back on a shelf as an aluminum can within 60 days.
      Every year, Americans make enough plastic film to shrink-wrap the state of Texas.
      Americans receive approximately 4 million tons of junk mail every year, most going to landfills.

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                                                           Water
Water Efficiency & Urban Runoff
Complete all REQUIRED measures listed below:
    Obtain an assessment of your facility’s water use from PWC, which may provide you with specific
    suggestions on how to improve water efficiency. Review annually to identify additional opportunities to
    improve water savings.
    Understand your water bill and review it for indications of leaks or other problems.
    Regularly check for and repair leaks (at least quarterly).
    In restaurants and bars, serve water only upon request.
    Instruct staff and landscapers that hosing off hard surfaces wastes water and pollutes the local waterways.
    Clean all outdoor areas with a broom. This includes parking lots, sidewalks, alleys or patios. Avoid hosing
    off outdoor hardscapes or use soap outside.
    Do not hose off or wash cars, equipment, floor mats or other items where runoff water flows into the storm
    drain; if possible direct water to landscaped areas.
    Keep receiving areas and dumpsters clear of litter. Ensure tight fitting lids.
    Review water-saving technology and tips by PWC, Water Use it Wisely, NC DENR and US EPA..
    http://www.epa.gov/owm/water-efficiency/index.htm , http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/100ways/index.shtml


Equipment & Facilities
Choose 3 New or Existing Measures
    Replace pre-1992 toilets which use 3 or more gallons per flush (gpf) with more efficient alternatives that
    use 1.6 gpf or less (or high efficiency 1.28 gpf).
    Replace pre-1992 urinals with more efficient alternative such as 1.0 gpf or water free urinals.
    Post signs in restrooms encouraging water conservation.
    Install high efficiency faucet aerators. (1.5 gallons/minute or less)
    Install water efficient pre-rinse spray nozzle in kitchen for dishes. (1.6 -2.2. gallons/minute)
    Recommended model: Fisher 2949.
    Replace water-cooled equipment with energy efficient air-cooled alternative.
    Install an advanced pH conductivity controller on the cooling tower and set cycles of concentration at no
    less than 3 times.
    Install water efficient clothes washers.
    Provide an outdoor receptacle for cigarette butt disposal.

Employee Practices
Choose 2 New or Existing Measures
    Educate staff on the need for water efficiency. http://www.ncwater.org/Water_Supply_Planning/Water_Conservation/
    Place “Use Water Wisely” stickers near faucets. Educate staff on the need for water efficiency. These are
    available from the GBC Coordinator upon request.
    Use dishwashers only when full. Post signage to remind employees.
    Educate staff regarding the hazards caused by urban run-off and how to prevent them.
    Regularly clean litter and debris in front of your business. Attempt to minimize the amount of litter entering
    the storm drain.
    Other:

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                       Checklist for Entertainment & Recreation
                                                                                        Water - Cont.

Landscaping
If you do not have or do not manage your landscape, you are exempt from these measures.
Utilizing a landscape contractor does not qualify for this exemption.

     Check box if exempt and go onto the next checklist!

If not exempt, then complete all REQUIRED measures below:
     Test irrigation system at least quarterly to ensure proper operation and watering schedule. Ensure all
     spray heads are functioning properly, are not over spraying onto hardscape and are not spraying between
     9 am and 6 pm.
     Each year from May 1 through September 30, all PWC water customers are required to follow the
     Odd/Even watering schedules as outlined in the City of Fayetteville's Water Shortage Response
     Ordinance. Customers with street addresses ending in an even number (0,2,4,6,8) may water on Monday,
     Wednesday, and Saturday. Street addresses ending in an odd number (1,3,5,7,9) may water on Tuesday,
     Thursday, and Sunday. NO sprinkler watering on Fridays.
     Instruct landscapers and staff that hosing off hard surfaces wastes water, pollutes the local waterways and
     is against Fayetteville City ordinance. Simply dry sweep the area. The Stormwater Services Division
     maintains a 24-hour HOTLINE at 910-433-1613 to answer your stormwater questions and/or report
     stormwater problems related to drainage or pollution!

Choose 3 New or Existing Measures
    In place of grass or sod, install water efficient shrubs or ground cover.
    Plant North Carolina-friendly and native plants. http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/plantlist/seplants.shtml
    Annually apply mulch to all exposed landscaped areas to increase moisture retention, reduce weeds, and
    prevent soil erosion.
    Remove hardscape and install permeable paving (porous concrete or pavers).
    Install drip irrigation.
    Install a smart irrigation controller that uses weather data to irrigate appropriately.
    Redirect downspouts towards landscaped areas where possible.
    Install a cistern or Rain Barrel to catch rainwater.
    Install a gray water system. (City permit may be required.)
    Other:




                                                   Green Notes
       ○ Only 1% of water on earth is drinkable.

       ○ A faucet with a slow leak can waste more than 10 gallons of water a day! A single leaky toilet can
         waste as much as 100 gallons per day!
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                                                                                                                Energy

Energy Efficiency
Complete all REQUIRED measures below:
      Complete a free assessment of your facility’s energy with the help of the Fayetteville Public Works
      Commission. SS will coordinate this. [http://www.faypwc.com/Energy_depot_intro.htm]

Equipment and Facilities
Choose 5 New or Existing Measures
[Check for rebates with your local energy provider and state and federal tax credits for certain energy conservation
measures]


      Install occupancy sensors or timers in low traffic areas such as storage, bathrooms and offices.
      Convert at least 20% of all lighting fixtures to energy efficient alternatives, such as compact fluorescents
      lights (CFLs), low voltage track lighting, halogen or high intensity discharge lighting.
      Upgrade existing fluorescent tube lighting with T-8 or T-5 lamps with electronic ballasts.
      Replace all exit signs with LED or high-efficiency alternatives.
      Program computer monitors to sleep mode after 15 minutes or less and PCs after 1 hour.
      Set the Energy Saver feature on photocopier to default.
      When replacing equipment and appliances ensure that they are Energy Star rated and/or equipped with
      energy saving features. www.energystar.gov
      Enroll in a green certificate program and support renewable energy facilities, which generate clean
      electricity via renewable resources. [www.ncgreenpower.org]
      Insulate water heaters, storage tanks and hot water pipes.
      Perform regular maintenance on refrigerators to increase efficiency. Ask a maintenance person to clean
      coils and replace seals or damaged strip curtains when necessary.
      Install plastic strip curtains on walk-in refrigerator entrances.
      Use a thermos or pump pot instead of electric burners to maintain hot liquids (coffee and/ or tea).
      Install renewable energy generation capacity, such as solar electric panels. Contractor may facilitate
      available state and federal rebates.
      Other:

Employee Practices
Choose 3 New or Existing Measures
      Implement a facility wide policy that encourages employees to turn off equipment and lights when not in
      use. Turn off hoods and exhaust fans when appliances are not in use.
      Design future workspaces and arrange existing workspaces to take advantage of natural lighting.
      Use dishwasher only when full. Post signage to remind employees.
      Place “turn off light” labels on appropriate switches facility-wide.
      Clean light fixtures and diffusers regularly for optimal light output.
      Clean skylights annually to maximize incoming light.
      Use only natural lighting during daytime hours in front dining and other areas. Make this a standard
      procedure via signage and employee education.
      Other:


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                                                                  Energy Efficiency - Cont.

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Complete all REQUIRED measures below:
    Perform regular maintenance, at least bi-annually, on your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning)
    system. Maintenance contracts should be established with an HVAC service contractor, which will provide
    spring and fall tune-ups of your system. This maintenance will extend the life of your HVAC system and
    conserve energy by running more efficiently. If leasing your facility, ask the building owner or property
    manager to do the following:
     Clean or change filters at least every 90 days.
     Check entire system for coolant and air leaks, clogs and obstructions of air intake.
     Provide a copy of HVAC service records or Property Management contract to the GBC coordinator
      during the on-site verification visit.


Choose 2 New or Existing Measures
    Use natural ventilation instead of mechanical air conditioning. Open windows at opposite ends of room to
    facilitate cross breezes.
    Install ceiling fans.
    Install programmable thermostat and set to 68 degrees in winter and 74-78 degrees in summer with a
    nighttime set back of 55 degrees.
    Replace leaky, inefficient or broken windows with double pane, low-E, energy-efficient windows.
    Apply window film to reduce solar heat gain.
    Shade sun-exposed windows and walls during the warm season: use awnings, sunscreens, shade trees or
    shrubbery.
    Use caulk and/or weather-stripping around windows and doors.
    Other:




                                                  Green Notes
      ○ A simple tune-up can increase the energy efficiency of your furnace by 5%. You can save up to 10%
        by insulating and tightening up ventilation ducts.
      ○ Ceiling fans use 98% less energy than central A/C units. Heating with natural gas instead of
        electricity can be 40-56% more cost-effective.
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                                           Transportation Survey & Summary

ALL businesses, regardless of the number of employees, are REQUIRED to complete the
Transportation Survey and Summary.


To be completed for each employee:

                               Transportation Survey
   How many miles do you live from work?
   Do you walk to work?
   Do you bicycle to work?
   Do you take the bus to work?
   If you drive, what is the fuel efficiency of your vehicle? (mpg)
   If you drive, do you drive a hybrid or alt-fuel vehicle?
   If you drive, do you carpool?


To be completed with the data from all employees:

                             Transportation Summary
   Average distance employees live from work.
   Number of employees that walk to work.
   Number of employees that cycle to work.
   Number of employees that take the bus to work.
   The average fuel efficiency of employees’ vehicles in mpg.
   Number of employees that drive a hybrid or alt-fuel vehicle.
   Number of employees that carpool.




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                                          Solid Waste Assessment


Business Name:
Contact Name:
Email:                                              Contact Phone:
Waste Hauler:                                       Contact Phone:

                        Solid Waste Assessment Instructions
  1. If applicable, obtain your waste hauling invoice. If you lease your space and/or share your
     dumpsters with other businesses, go to #2. Write down your trash bin size (measured in
     gallons or cu-yds), and how many times trash is picked up per week in spaces provided.
  2. Perform waste assessments on TWO separate dates:
      Write down the date of the assessment. NOTE: Pick days/times where the container is
         more than half full (i.e. end of day before trash collection). If your company does not have
         its own dumpster, write N/A and use trash containers around your office to obtain the
         following information.
      Look in your container. What items do you see? Estimate, then write down the
         percentages of the items listed that you see in the trash (i.e. if you do not see any glass
         items, write ‘0%’).
      If you have a lot of one particular item in your trash (i.e., 30% mixed paper), consider
         setting up recycling programs specific to these items.


 Container size:        # Containers:             Assessment                   Assessment
      (gal or yd)                                    Day 1                        Day 2
# Pick-ups per Week:                        Date:                        Date:
List the estimated % of each of the             How full is your            How full is your
items below in your trash container.           container?      %           container?      %
Mixed paper (office, news, magaz.)                        %                           %
Cardboard and chipboard                                     %                            %
Aluminum and steel cans                                     %                            %
Plastic bottles and containers                              %                            %
Glass – green, brown and clear                              %                            %
Food waste                                                  %                            %
Other:                                                      %                            %
Other:                                                      %                            %

Other notes from your assessment:




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                            Transportation Survey
How many miles do you live from work?
Do you walk to work?
Do you bicycle to work?
Do you take the bus to work?
If you drive, what is the fuel efficiency of your vehicle? (mpg)
If you drive, do you drive a hybrid or alt-fuel vehicle?
If you drive, do you carpool?

                            Transportation Survey
How many miles do you live from work?
Do you walk to work?
Do you bicycle to work?
Do you take the bus to work?
If you drive, what is the fuel efficiency of your vehicle? (mpg)
If you drive, do you drive a hybrid or alt-fuel vehicle?
If you drive, do you carpool?

                            Transportation Survey
How many miles do you live from work?
Do you walk to work?
Do you bicycle to work?
Do you take the bus to work?
If you drive, what is the fuel efficiency of your vehicle? (mpg)
If you drive, do you drive a hybrid or alt-fuel vehicle?
If you drive, do you carpool?

                            Transportation Survey
How many miles do you live from work?
Do you walk to work?
Do you bicycle to work?
Do you take the bus to work?
If you drive, what is the fuel efficiency of your vehicle? (mpg)
If you drive, do you drive a hybrid or alt-fuel vehicle?
If you drive, do you carpool?

                            Transportation Survey
How many miles do you live from work?
Do you walk to work?
Do you bicycle to work?
Do you take the bus to work?
If you drive, what is the fuel efficiency of your vehicle? (mpg)
If you drive, do you drive a hybrid or alt-fuel vehicle?
If you drive, do you carpool?


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