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					                                                                                               GAVIN NEWSOM
                                                                                               Mayor


                                                                                               MELANIE NUTTER
                                                                                               Director


                                 CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
                                 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

      NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO AMEND PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED
 GREEN BUSINESS CHECKLISTS FOR HOTELS/MOTELS, OFFICES/RETAIL, AND
  RESTAURANTS, AND ADOPT GREEN BUSINESS CHECKLISTS FOR DENTISTS,
        GARMENT CLEANING, JANITORIAL CLEANING, CATERING,
                    AND COMMERCIAL PRINTERS.

                          SAN FRANCISCO GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM;
                                      BUSINESS CHECKLISTS
                           (Ordinance No. 21-06, San Francisco Environment
                        Code Chapter 15, Section 1502, Adopted January 31, 2006)

               WHEN: MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011, 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
            LOCATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ECOCENTER
                              11 GROVE STREET
                          SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102

                        REGULATION EFFECTIVE DATE: JANUARY 17, 2010

                                                       AGENDA
                                               11:00 a.m. – Introduction
                                               11:30 a.m. – Hotels/Motels
                                               11:40 a.m. – Offices/Retail
                                                11:50 a.m. – Restaurants
                                                  12:00 p.m. – Dentists
                                            12:10 p.m. – Garment Cleaning
                                            12:20 p.m. – Janitorial Cleaning
                                                 12:30 p.m. – Catering
                                            12:40 p.m. Commercial Printers
                                                 12:50 p.m. - Conclude


Department of the Environment, City and County of San Francisco
11 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 355-3700  Fax: (415) 554-6393
Email: environment@sfgov.org  www.sfenvironment.org               100% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper
A Public Hearing will be held on Monday, January 10, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at
the Department of the Environment Eco Center, 11 Grove Street, to amend previously
adopted Green Business checklists for Hotels/Motels, Offices/Retail, and Restaurants, and
adopt Green Business checklists for Dentists, Garment Cleaning, Janitorial Cleaning,
Catering, and Commercial Printers. (Ordinance No. 21-06, Environment Code Chapter 15,
Sections 1502).

These regulations do not duplicate the Ordinance and must be read together with the
Ordinance (Explanatory Document: San Francisco Department of the Environment
Regulation #SFE-11-01-GB Amendments, #SFE-11-02-GB Dentists, #SFE-11-03-GB Garment
Cleaning, #SFE-11-04-GB Janitorial Cleaning, #SFE-11-05-GB Catering, #SFE-11-06-GB
Commercial Printers).

Authorization
The Ordinance authorizing a Citywide Green Business Program (“Ordinance”) was signed
by Mayor Newsom on February 3, 2006 and has been effective since March 3, 2006. The
Department of the Environment shall adopt and may amend guidelines, rules, regulations
and forms to implement a Green Business recognition program for various business sectors
as outlined in San Francisco Environment Code Chapter 15, Section 1502 Regulations (See #
SFE-11-01-GB Amendments, #SFE-11-02-GB Dentists, #SFE-11-03-GB Garment Cleaning,
#SFE-11-04-GB Janitorial Cleaning, #SFE-11-05-GB Catering, #SFE-11-06-GB Commercial
Printers).

The Director of the Department of the Environment (SFE) promulgates these regulations pursuant
to his authority to adopt forms, regulations and guidelines as authorized in Environment Code
Chapter 15.
                                            Important Information
Copies of explanatory documents are available at (1) the Department of the Environment’s office, 11 Grove
Street, San Francisco, California between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., (2) on the Department of the
Environment’s Regulations website
http://www.sfenvironment.org/our_policies/overview.html?ssi=13#EnvironmentalRegulations, (3) upon request
to the Department of the Environment, Attn: Anna Frankel, Green Business Coordinator, Toxics Reduction |
San Francisco Department of the Environment, telephone (415) 355-3778 or email Anna.Frankel@sfgov.org.

If any materials related to this regulation have been distributed after distribution of this notice, those materials
are available for public inspection at the Department of the Environment, 11 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA
94102 during normal office hours or will be made available at the Department’s Regulations website
http://www.sfenvironment.org/our_policies/overview.html?ssi=13#EnvironmentalRegulations.

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at
this hearing. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the hearing room of any person(s)
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.

NOTE: Persons unable to attend the hearing may submit to the Department of the Environment by the time the
proceedings begin written comments regarding the agenda item above. These comments will be made a part of
the official public record and shall be brought to the attention of hearing attendees. Any written comments
should be sent to: City and County of San Francisco, Department of the Environment, Attn: Anna Frankel,
Green Business Coordinator, Toxics Reduction, San Francisco Department of the Environment, 11 Grove
Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 or by email at Anna.Frankel@sfgov.org by 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the
hearing. Comments which cannot be delivered by that time may be taken directly to the hearing at the location
above. When bringing handouts to hearings, please photocopy on both sides of the paper and try to use post-
consumer recycled or tree-free paper. Also, please bring sufficient copies of handouts for the public.

                                               Public Comment
At this time, members of the public may make public comments on items of interest that are within the subject
matter jurisdiction of the hearing. Public comment will be taken following presentation of the item. Each
member of the public may address the presenters for up to three minutes, unless otherwise announced.

                                                Disability Access
The hearing to adopt rules and regulations for Cell Phones; Retailers’ Duty To Disclose Specific Absorption
Rate Values (Ordinance No. 155-10) will be held at the Department of the Environment Eco Center, 11 Grove
Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, in the Civic Center area. The hearing room is wheelchair accessible. The
closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street.
Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness
and the Metro Stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center. For information about MUNI accessible
services call (415) 923-6142. There is accessible curbside parking adjacent to City Hall on Grove Street and
Van Ness Avenue and in the vicinity of the Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness Avenue adjacent to Davies Hall
and the War Memorial Complex.

The following services are available on request 48 hours prior to the hearing; except for Monday hearings, for
which the deadline shall be 4:00 p.m. of the last business day of the preceding week: For American sign
language interpreters or the use of a reader during a hearing, a sound enhancement system, and/or alternative
formats of the agenda and minutes, please contact Monica Fish at (415) 355-3709 to make arrangements for the
accommodation. Late requests will be honored, if possible.
In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses,
multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public hearings are reminded that other
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City accommodate these
individuals. Individuals with chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call the Mayor’s Office on
Disability at (415) 554-6789 or (415) 554-6799 (TTY) for further information.

                              Know your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance
                           (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)
Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions,
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the
people’s review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of
the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, Sunshine Task Force Administrator, City Hall,
Room 409, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683 at Phone No.: (415) 554-7724; Fax
No.: (415) 554-7854; E-mail: sotf@sfgov.org. Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the
Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City’s website at
www.sfgov.org.

                               Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign & Governmental Conduct Code §2.100, et.
seq] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please
contact the Ethics Commission at: 25 Van Ness Avenue, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone
(415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112; web site at www.sfgov.org/ethics.
  Regulation adopting revised Green Business
   Checklist for Hotel/Motel, Office/Retail,
               and Restaurants
(San Francisco Environment Code, Chapter 15)
   Regulation #SFE-11-01-GB Amendments
                                                      San Francisco Green Business Program Standards
                                                                                                         hotel

                                           instructions   ❶   In order to qualify as a San Francisco Green Business, you must be in compliance with environmental regulations and
                                                              implement the minimum requirements of this checklist.
                                                          ❷   This checklist is for your review only. When you are ready to apply, please submit the enrollment form and checklist at
                                                              www.greenbusinessca.org and remember to save your work regularly.
                                                          ❸   In cases where the measures on this checklist are not entirely applicable, we may ask your business to implement additional
                                                              practices customized for your business.
                                                          ❹   ☛    This hand icon indicates that you will need to provide additional information so we can compute the environmental
                                                              savings of your business (GHG reduced, gallons of water saved, kWh saved, etc)

                                                          REQUIRED ITEM            Bold items indicate a required measure in SF and must be completed, if applicable.



Click on links for helpful tips.
                                            Solid Waste
  A      Solid Waste
                                             Waste Diversion                                                                                               total measures needed: 3

                                            A-01     Designate a recycling coordinator(s) to take responsibility for monitoring/maintaining proper waste diversion
  B      Energy Conservation                         and conducting ongoing education.

                                            A-02     Divert all compostable and recyclable materials from landfill to demonstrate compliance with San Francisco’s
                                                     Mandatory Composting and Recycling Ordinance (www.sfenvironment.org/mandatory).
  C      Water Conservation
                                                     ☛   Do you pay your own garbage bill (yes or no)? If yes, please provide the level of service you receive
                                                     (number of bins, capacity, pickup frequency)
                                                     ☛   How many employees does your business have at the certified location? (Leave blank if already entered for
  D      Pollution Prevention                        previous measure.)

                                            A-03     Have staff separate materials from guest rooms to aid in waste diversion.

  E      Wastewater
                                             Source Reduction                                                                                              total measures needed: 9


  F      General/Staff Education            A-04     Eliminate individual bottles of water for employees, common guest areas, continental breakfast, etc.

                                            A-05     In the employee cafeteria, kitchen or break room, replace disposables with permanent dishware and use bulk
 REQUIRED ITEM                                       items (snacks, condiments, salt/pepper, etc.).

Bold items indicate                         A-06     Keep a stack of previously used paper near printers. Use it for scratch paper or internal memos, make it into
a required measure in SF
                                                     notepads, or designate a bypass tray on printer for printing draft single-sided documents.
and must be completed,
if applicable.
                                            A-07     Make two sided printing and copying standard practice in your business (set printers and copiers to default to
                                                     duplex printing). Make single-sided the exception instead of the rule.

Website                                     A-08     Eliminate the use of plastic bags (Paper bags, preferably made with minimum 40% post consumer waste
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit                          (PCW), or BPI certified compostable bags are acceptable).

                                            a-09     Reduce junk mail. See www.StopJunkMail.org for tips.

          Green Notes                       a-10     Reduce number of trash/compost/recycle bin liners by reusing bags or having unlined bins. If lining compost bins, use BPI
                                                     certified bags.
 For information on setting up
 successful waste diversion programs        a-11     For catered events (lunches, meetings, etc.) institute a zero waste policy. If disposable dishware is necessary use
 and to learn about the cost savings                 recyclable/compostable options and have composting/recycling collection easily accessible.
 achieved through waste diversion,
 visit sfgarbagerates.com. You can          a-12     Use bulk-dispensed shampoo and other amenities in guest room.
 also call SF Environment’s Zero
 Waste program at 415.355.3745 for          a-13     Donate, sell, or exchange unwanted but usable items (furniture, supplies, electronics, office supplies, etc.). Document
 free technical assistance in starting a             donations and sales of materials. Use the EcofindeRRR at sfenvironment.org for help.
 recycling or composting program.
                                            a-14     For breakfast, wine reception, or other food service, use bulk packaged items rather than individually wrapped pastries,
                                                     crackers, etc.

                                            a-15     Reuse packaging materials in your own shipments.

                                            a-16     Send and receive faxes directly from computers without printing.
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                                          Environmentally Preferable Purchasing                                                      total measures needed: 5

                                          A-17   Purchase color copy paper with a minimum of 30% PCW recycled content.

                                          A-18   Purchase janitorial paper products with the highest PCW recycled content. Toilet paper and tissues must
                                                 contain a minimum of 20% PCW recycled content and paper towels must contain a minimum of 40% PCW
                                                 recycled content.

                                          A-19   Print marketing materials on paper containing a minimum of 50% PCW recycled content, recommended 100%.

                                          A-20   Use letterhead, envelopes and business cards containing a minimum of 50% PCW recycled content,
                                                 recommended 100%.

                                          A-21   Purchase copy, computer and fax paper with minimum 50% PCW (recommended 100%).
                                                 ☛   How many reams of paper do you buy annually?
                                                 ☛   What is the recycled content of the paper (OPTIONS - 30%, 100% and 50%, enter two digits)?



Click on links for helpful tips.


  A      Solid Waste



  B      Energy Conservation
                                          Energy Conservation
                                          Energy Conservation                                                                        total measures needed: 9

  C      Water Conservation               B-01   Use small fans OR space heater during off hours instead of conditioning entire office.


                                          B-02   Set hot water heaters to standard 125-130º F.
  D      Pollution Prevention
                                          B-03   Set refrigerator temperature between 38ºF and 41ºF and freezer between 10º F and 20ºF.

                                          B-04   Install programmable thermostat(s) and properly set cooling to 74°F and heating to 68°F. Program the
  E      Wastewater                              thermostats for unoccupied hours when the facility is closed with cooling set at 90°F and heating at 55°F.

                                          B-05   Use energy efficient cooking equipment.
                                                 ☛   How many ENERGY STAR electric steam cookers do you use?
  F      General/Staff Education                 ☛   How many high efficiency electric combination ovens do you use?
                                                 ☛   How many ENERGY STAR electric fryers do you use?

 REQUIRED ITEM                                   ☛   How many insulated hot food holding cabinets do you employ?

Bold items indicate                       B-06   Use ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators (those over 10 years old should be replaced).
a required measure in SF                         ☛   How many ENERGY STAR rated refrigerators does your business use?
and must be completed,
if applicable.
                                                 ☛   How many energy efficient minibars do you have?

                                          B-07   If you are a large business or have a complex network, use power management software programs to
                                                 automatically activate power management settings in computers and printers (for examples see-
Website                                          http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_power_mgt_enterprises).
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit                      ☛    How many monitors have power management software installed to automatically turn off units when idle?

                                          B-08   Use office equipment with energy saving features (e.g. ENERGY STAR) and ensure that ENERGY STAR settings
                                                 are enabled.

          Green Notes                            ☛   How many ENERGY STAR rated copier/printer units does your business use?

 SF Environment in a partnership
                                                 ☛   How many ENERGY STAR rated LCD monitors does your business use?

 with PG&E, provides free energy          B-09   Use sensors on vending machines and place machines in shaded areas.
 audits, reports, technical assistance,
 and rebates, for all commercial
 and multifamily customers in San         Hvac (Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning)                                           total measures needed: 3
 Francisco. Contact SF Environment’s
 SF Energy Watch program and we           B-10   Complete regularly scheduled maintenance on your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system
 will refer you to PG&E’s Express
                                                 at least twice a year which includes: Cleaning or replacing filters on heating and air-conditioning units;
 Efficiency program for efficiency
                                                 Performing maintenance at least twice a year; Cleaning air-conditioning condenser coils four times a year.
 rebates not covered in our programs.
                                                 Maintaining proper function of economizers on Air-Conditioning units.
 SF Energy Watch:
 www.sfenergywatch.org.
                                          B-11   Insulate all exposed hot water piping in mechanical rooms.

                                          B-12   Install occupancy-based room unit controllers, where applicable and with paybacks of less than 6 months.
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                                           Lighting                                                                                      total measures needed: 6

                                           B-13   Require housekeeping staff to turn off non-emergency lighting when finished cleaning rooms.

                                           B-14   Replace high wattage MR-16 halogen lamps with low wattage (37W or less) infrared (IR) MR-16 lamps.


                                           B-15   Replace non-dimming incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents. Replace low wattage dimming and non-
                                                  dimming incandescent bulbs with cold cathodes. Use halogen lamps only for low wattage spotlighting in retail
                                                  environments.
                                                  ☛   How many incandescent lamps have you replaced with CFLs?

                                           B-16   Use lighting controls such as dual technology occupancy sensors, bypass/delay timers, photocells, or time
                                                  clocks, especially in low occupancy areas such as closets and restrooms.
                                                  ☛   How many rooms are on occupancy sensors (usually in infrequently occupied areas such as restrooms,
                                                  private offices, locker rooms, conference spaces)?
                                                  ☛   How many rooms have photo cells (usually for exterior lighting or areas with significant natural light)?
                                                  ☛   How many rooms have time clocks (for large banks of lights on circuit breaker that generally operate
Click on links for helpful tips.                  during off hours)?
                                                  ☛   How many ice, vending, and snack machines have motion sensors and are placed in shaded areas?
  A      Solid Waste
                                           B-17   Improve exit sign efficiency to less than 5 watts per sign by using LED, electroluminescent or
                                                  photoluminescent signs.
                                                  ☛   How many LED exit signs does your business use?
  B      Energy Conservation
                                           B-18   Replace all T-12 fluorescent lighting with energy-efficient T-8 or T-5 fixtures with electronic ballasts or other
                                                  equivalent efficacy lighting.

  C      Water Conservation
                                                  ☛   How many T-12 lamps have you replaced with T-8s (in electronic ballasts)?



                                           Energy Management                                                                             total measures needed: 2

  D      Pollution Prevention
                                           B-19   If you pay your energy bill, track monthly energy use using a spreadsheet or online tool (check with your utility
                                                  provider or try Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager).

  E      Wastewater                        B-20   Use an energy management system to control lighting, kitchen exhaust, refrigeration and HVAC.




  F      General/Staff Education


 REQUIRED ITEM                             Water Conservation
Bold items indicate
a required measure in SF                   Landscaping                                                                                   total measures needed: 1
and must be completed,
if applicable.
                                           C-01   Implement all practices listed on the Bay Friendly Landscape checklist. See:
                                                  http://www.stopwaste.org/docs/bay-friendly_landscape_guidelines_-_chapter_2.pdf. Consider hiring a Bay
                                                  Friendly Landscape Qualified professional.
Website
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit
                                           Water Management                                                                              total measures needed: 3

                                           C-02   Ensure that all modifications made to fixtures between routine plumbing-related inspections will be corrected
          Green Notes                             to meet required maximum flow rates (e.g. replace missing aerators, adjust toilet flush volumes, etc.).
 SF Public Utilities Commission offers
 rebates for high efficiency toilets and   C-03   Regularly check for and repair all leaks. Document leak inspections and plumbing related repairs.
 urinals. For information on where you
 can buy efficient fixtures and current    C-04   Track monthly water use and monitor bills for leaks.
 rebates, contact the SFPUC:
 www.sfwater.org
                                           Water Conservation                                                                            total measures needed: 9

                                           C-05   Install showerheads that do not exceed 1.5 gpm flow in guest rooms.

                                           C-06   Install sink aerators that do not exceed 1.5 gpm flow in guest rooms.
                                                  ☛   What is the flow rate of the aerator?
                                                  ☛   How many faucets do you have with low flow aerators installed?
                                                  ☛   How many employees do you have?
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                                            C-07   Install toilets with 1.6 gpf (gallon per flush) or less.
                                                   ☛    How many male employees does your business employ (use averages per year)?
                                                   ☛    How many female employees does your business employ (use averages per year)?
                                                   ☛    How many visitors utilize your facility per day (use averages)?
                                                   ☛    How many customers utilize your facility per day (use averages)?
                                                   ☛    What is the flush volume of your toilet?

                                            C-08   When purchasing new clothes washers choose energy and water efficient versions, such as those rated by CEE
                                                   or ENERGY STAR.

                                            C-09   Use 1.6 gpm or less pre-rinse spray valves to rinse dishes.

                                            C-10   Clean surfaces using dry sweeping methods and/or pressure wash surfaces with a ≤ 1.6 gpm high velocity spray
                                                   nozzle. Use of a hose to spray down surfaces is prohibited.

                                            C-11   Install urinals with 1.0 gpf (gallon per flush) or less.

                                            C-12   Install low flow aerators with flow rates not to exceed 0.5 gpm on lavatory sinks.
Click on links for helpful tips.                   ☛    How many employees does your business have at the certified location? (Leave blank if already entered for
                                                   previous measure.)
  A       Solid Waste                              ☛    How many faucets do you have with low flow aerators installed?
                                                   ☛    What is the flow rate of the aerator (it only qualifies as a low flow aerator if the flow rate is below the
                                                   federal standard of 2.2 gpm)?

  B       Energy Conservation               C-13   Institute an optional towel and linen reuse policy for guests. Provide information in the guest rooms about this
                                                   option.



  C       Water Conservation



  D       Pollution Prevention
                                            Pollution Prevention
  E       Wastewater                        Clean Air                                                                                        total measures needed: 4

                                            D-01   Sign up for Emergency Ride Home (www.sferh.org) that provides a free or low-cost ride home in cases of
                                                   emergencies for employees who use alternative transportation.
  F       General/Staff Education
                                            D-02   Set-up a Commuter Benefits Program to enable employees to use pre-tax deduction under IRS code 132(f) for
 REQUIRED ITEM                                     transit, vanpool or biking costs (www.commuterbenefits.org).

Bold items indicate
                                                   ☛   What is the approximate total distance (in miles) that all your employees commute per day?

a required measure in SF
                                            D-03   Join the Air Districts Spare the Air program and notify employees and customers of Spare the Air days.
and must be completed,
if applicable.
                                            d-4    Offset your company’s CO2 emissions through purchase of renewable energy credits (www.joinclimatesmart.com or
                                                   www.green-e.org for a list of certified offset providers) or installation of renewable energy sources.

Website                                     d-5    Reduce fuel usage through promotion of transit (post maps), biking (provide bike parking and maintenance stipends), and
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit
                                                   rideshare (use 511.org).


                                            Janitorial Cleaning                                                                              total measures needed: 4
           Green Notes
 Safely dispose of all unwanted             D-6    Become a fragrance free or chemical free facility by eliminating chemical and aerosolized air fresheners/
 chemical products by using the City’s             deodorizers. To freshen air, open windows or adjust fan speed in restrooms and kitchens.
 VSQG program (contact 330.1425)
 or find a recycling/disposal facility by   D-7    Replace all aerosols with pump dispensers.
 using EcoFindeRRR at
 http://www.sfenvironment.org/              D-8    Safely dispose of unwanted or old chemicals (using the City’s VSQG program or find a service through
 ecofinder/index.php
                                                   sfenvironment.org’s EcofindeRRR).

                                            D-9    Use low toxic cleaning products such as those that are SF Approved (www.sfapproved.org), Green Seal
                                                   certified (www.greenseal.org), or receive at least an 8.1 rating on the GoodGuide (www.goodguide.com), in
                                                   non-aerosol containers.
                                                   ☛    What is the area (square footage) of your facility? Please include the sq ft of the space you occupy only.


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                                          Pest Management                                                                                     total measures needed: 1


                                          D-10   Contract with a PCO certified to practice Integreated Pest Management or request your PCO to implement an
                                                 IPM Program. Use SF Approved (www.sfenvironment.org/sfapproved) pesticides only.



                                          Environmentally Preferable Purchasing                                                             total measures needed: 11

                                          D-11   Replace standard fluorescent lights with low mercury fluorescent lights. Approved models can be found at
                                                 www.sfapproved.org.
                                                 ☛   How many low mercury T8 lamps do you use in your facility?

                                          D-12   For at least 25% of guest room food and beverage options, use certified organic, fair trade, sustainably
                                                 harvested and/or locally grown food products and beverages.

                                          D-13   Collect items that are prohibited from the garbage (batteries, CFL’s, cell phones and other electronics, etc.) and
                                                 institute a program for their safe disposal. OR Educate employees about disposal options for prohibited items.

Click on links for helpful tips.          D-14   If you have a spa onsite, work with the spa management to stock at least 50% of personal care products that
                                                 rank 6 or lower on EWG’s ranking (www.cosmeticsdatabase.com).
  A      Solid Waste
                                          D-15   When sourcing with a commercial printer, request vegetable or other low-VOC inks.

                                          D-16   Purchase EPEAT certified (www.EPEAT.net) computers, laptops and monitors.
  B      Energy Conservation                     ☛   How many EPEAT CPUs does your business use?
                                                 ☛   How many EPEAT CRTs does your business use?
                                                 ☛   How many EPEAT LCDs does your business use?

  C      Water Conservation               D-17   Use refilled or remanufactured laser and copier toner cartridges.
                                                 ☛ How many remanufactured toner cartridges do you purchase for use every year?
                                          D-18   Use unbleached and/or chlorine-free paper products (copy paper, paper towels, napkins, coffee filters, etc.).
  D      Pollution Prevention                    ☛ How many reams of PCF paper do you buy annually?
                                          d-19   Purchase organically or locally grown foods and beverages for the office kitchen.

  E      Wastewater                       d-20   If providing cell phones for employees, choose phones that have a low SAR value and provide a headset. See
                                                 http://www.ewg.org/cellphone-radiation for details.

                                          d-21   When remodeling, use natural or low emissions building materials, carpets, or furniture.
  F      General/Staff Education
                                          d-22   Do business with other green businesses (www.greenbusinessca.org).

 REQUIRED ITEM                            d-23   Use an environmentally friendly garment cleaner. Visit www.sfenvironment.org for a list of local CO2 dry cleaners and
                                                 professional wet cleaners.
Bold items indicate
a required measure in SF
and must be completed,
if applicable.
                                          Wastewater
                                          Storm Water Pollution Prevention                                                                    total measures needed: 7
Website
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit
                                          E-01   Keep dumpsters covered and impermeable to rainwater. Keep them from overflowing and keep dumpster/
                                                 parking areas clean.

                                          E-02   Clean private catch basins annually (by October 15th), before the first rain and as needed thereafter.
            Green Notes
 Please visit the website of the
                                          E-03   Keep a spill kit handy to catch/collect spills from hazardous materials, grease, or leaking company, employee,
 Wastewater Enterprise at                        or guest vehicles. Make sure there is adequate absorbent material to contain the largest possible spill.
 www.sfwater.org to learn more about
                                          E-04   Regularly check and maintain storm drain openings and basins. Keep litter, debris and soil away from storm
 the City’s Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG)
 Program.
                                                 drains.

                                          E-05   Do not wash cars, equipment, floor mats or other items where run-off water flows straight to the storm drain.

                                          e-06   Label all storm water drains with “No dumping, Drains to Bay” message. Please contact the SFPUC Collection System
                                                 Division 415-695-7339 to receive a storm drain label and instructions.

                                          e-07   Mulch, use ground cover, or use a barrier to prevent exposed soil from washing landscaped areas into storm drain.

                                          e-08   Have an outdoor ashtray or cigarette butt can for smokers.

                                          e-09   Clean parking lots by sweeping or using equipment that collects dirty water (which must be disposed of to sanitary sewer).
HOTEL NOVEMBER 2010                                                                                                                                                      PAGE 5
                                         General/Staff Education
                                         General                                                                                     total measures needed: 7

                                         F-01   Post signage encouraging resource conservation (e.g. reminders to turn off lights, turn off faucets, recycling
                                                and composting, etc.)

                                         F-02   Train new employees on green business procedures and practices implemented by your business through your
                                                company’s employee handbook.

                                         F-03   Adopt a written environmental policy statement stating your businesses commitment to operate as a green
                                                business, which must include a detailed green purchasing policy.

                                         F-04   If you have a gift shop or other outlets, work with the management to implement green business practices in
                                                the common spaces. In cases where the hotel co-owns the business(es), encourage management to pursue
                                                Green Business recognition.

                                         F-05   Inform your customers about your business environmental efforts and what you are doing to meet the green
Click on links for helpful tips.                business standards. For example: Post the Green Business logo, certification and pledge in a visible location;
                                                Post reminders listing steps you are taking to be a Green Business; Offer tours that highlight your Green
  A       Solid Waste                           Business successes; Offer customers green service or amenities options; Highlight your Green Business
                                                efforts and/or certification on your website, and link it to the San Francisco Green Business home page,
                                                http://wwwsfgreenbusiness.org.

  B       Energy Conservation            F-06   Provide 3 on-going incentives or training opportunities to encourage management and employee participation
                                                in the Green Business Program. For example, incorporate Green Business into performance appraisals,
                                                job descriptions, training programs, employee orientations, staff meeting discussions, employee reference
                                                material, company newsletter or bulletins and company suggestion and reward programs.
  C       Water Conservation
                                         F-07   If you have a restaurant/bar onsite (or adjacent) to the hotel property that offers food service for the hotel
                                                guests, work with the management to implement green business practices in the common spaces. In cases
                                                where the hotel co-owns the outlet, encourage management to pursue Green Business recognition for the
  D       Pollution Prevention
                                                restaurant/bar as well.



  E       Wastewater



  F       General/Staff Education


 REQUIRED ITEM

Bold items indicate
a required measure in SF
and must be completed,
if applicable.



Website
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit




           Green Notes
 Offer individual employee awards such
 as “zero waste hero of the month.”
 Reward the winners with prizes such
 as gift certificates to local green
 businesses.




HOTEL NOVEMBER 2010                                                                                                                                          PAGE 6
                                                   San Francisco Green Business Program Standards
                                                                                         Office/Retail

                                        instructions   ❶   In order to qualify as a San Francisco Green Business, you must be in compliance with environmental regulations and
                                                           implement the minimum requirements of this checklist.
                                                       ❷   This checklist is for your review only. When you are ready to apply, please submit the enrollment form and checklist at
                                                           www.greenbusinessca.org and remember to save your work regularly.
                                                       ❸   In cases where the measures on this checklist are not entirely applicable, we may ask your business to implement additional
                                                           practices customized for your business.
                                                       ❹   ☛    This hand icon indicates that you will need to provide additional information so we can compute the environmental
                                                           savings of your business (GHG reduced, gallons of water saved, kWh saved, etc)

                                                       REQUIRED ITEM            Bold items indicate a required measure in SF and must be completed, if applicable.



Click on links for helpful tips.
                                         Solid Waste
  A      Solid Waste
                                          Waste Diversion                                                                                               total measures needed: 2

                                         A-01      Divert all compostable and recyclable materials from landfill to demonstrate compliance with San Francisco’s
                                                   Mandatory Composting and Recycling Ordinance (www.sfenvironment.org/mandatory).
  B      Energy Conservation
                                                   ☛   Do you pay your own garbage bill (yes or no)? If yes, please provide the level of service you recieve
                                                   (number of bins, capacity, pickup frequency)
                                                   ☛   How many employees does your business have at the certified location? (Leave blank if already entered for
                                                   previous measure.)
  C      Water Conservation
                                         A-02      Designate a recycling coordinator(s) to take responsibility for monitoring/maintaining proper waste diversion
                                                   and conducting ongoing education.


                                          Source Reduction                                                                                              total measures needed: 9
  D      Pollution Prevention

                                         A-03      Keep a stack of previously used paper near printers. Use it for scratch paper or internal memos, make it into
                                                   notepads, or designate a bypass tray on printer for printing draft single-sided documents.

  F      General/Staff Education         A-04      Make two sided printing and copying standard practice in your business (set printers and copiers to default to
                                                   duplex printing). Make single-sided the exception instead of the rule.

 REQUIRED ITEM                           A-05      Eliminate the use of plastic bags. Use paper bags containing a minimum of 40% post consumer waste recycled
                                                   content or BPI certified compostable bags.
Bold items indicate
a required measure in SF
and must be completed,
                                         A-06      In the employee cafeteria, kitchen or break room, replace disposables with permanent dishware and use bulk
if applicable.                                     items (snacks, condiments, salt/pepper, etc.).

                                         A-07      Eliminate individual bottles of water for employees and guests.

Website                                  a-08      Retailers -- offer durable, reusable bags at checkout.
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit
                                         a-09      Donate, sell, or exchange unwanted but usable items (furniture, supplies, electronics, office supplies, etc.). Document
                                                   donations and sales of materials. Use the EcofindeRRR at sfenvironment.org for help.

                                         a-10      Send and receive faxes directly from computers without printing.
            Green Notes
 For information on setting up           a-11      Reuse paper or plastic packaging materials in your own shipments.
 successful waste diversion programs
                                         a-12      Centralize employee schedules, meeting announcements and journals in a single location (bulletin board, whiteboard, email,
 and to learn about the cost savings
 achieved through waste diversion,
                                                   etc.) to reduce printed copies.
 visit www.recologysf.com. You can
                                         a-13      For catered events (lunches, meetings, etc.) institute a zero waste policy. If disposable dishware is necessary use
 also call SF Environment’s Zero
                                                   recyclable/compostable options and have composting/recycling collection easily accessible.
 Waste program at 415-355-3745 for
 free technical assistance perfecting
                                         a-14      Reduce number of trash/compost/recycle bin liners by reusing bags or having unlined bins. If lining compost bins, use BPI
 your recycling or composting
                                                   certified bags.
 program.

                                         a-15      Reduce junk mail. See www.StopJunkMail.org for tips.

                                         a-16      Retailers - offer an incentive to customers who bring their own shopping bags, coffee mugs, etc. and/or use a disincentive
                                                   such as charging a fee for disposable containers and bags.

OFFICE/RETAIL NOVEMBER 2010                                                                                                                                                          PAGE 1
                                          Environmentally Preferable Purchasing                                                         total measures needed: 7

                                          A-17   Purchase copy, computer and fax paper with minimum 50% post consumer waste (PCW) (recommended 100%).
                                                 ☛   How many reams of paper do you buy annually?
                                                 ☛   What is the recycled content of the paper (OPTIONS - 30%, 100% and 50%, enter two digits)?

                                          A-18   Use a corrugated or recyclable board in place of foam core boards.

                                          A-19   Purchase large format or plotter paper with a minimum 30% recycled content, or higher recycled content if
                                                 available.

                                          A-20   Use letterhead, envelopes and business cards containing a minimum of 50% PCW recycled content,
                                                 recommended 100%.

                                          A-21   Print marketing materials on paper containing a minimum of 50% PCW recycled content, recommended 100%.

                                          A-22   Purchase janitorial paper products with the highest PCW recycled content. Toilet paper and tissues must
                                                 contain a minimum of 20% PCW recycled content and paper towels must contain a minimum of 40% PCW
Click on links for helpful tips.
                                                 recycled content.

                                          A-23   Purchase color copy paper with a minimum of 30% post consumer waste recycled content.
  A      Solid Waste



                                          Energy Conservation
  B      Energy Conservation
                                          Energy Conservation                                                                           total measures needed: 7

                                          B-01   Use small fans OR space heaters during off hours instead of conditioning entire office.

  C      Water Conservation
                                          B-02   Use ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators (those over 10 years old should be replaced.)
                                                 ☛   How many ENERGY STAR rated refrigerators does your business use?
                                                 ☛   How many energy efficient minibars do you have?

  D      Pollution Prevention             B-03   Use sensors on vending machines and place machines in shaded areas.

                                          B-04   If you are a large business or have a complex network, use power management software programs to
                                                 automatically activate power management settings in computers and printers (for examples see-
                                                 http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_power_mgt_enterprises).
  F      General/Staff Education                 ☛    How many monitors have power management software installed to automatically turn off units when idle?

                                          B-05   Use office equipment with energy saving features (e.g. ENERGY STAR) and ensure that ENERGY STAR settings
 REQUIRED ITEM                                   are enabled.
Bold items indicate                              ☛   How many ENERGY STAR rated copier/printer units does your business use?
a required measure in SF
and must be completed,
                                                 ☛   How many ENERGY STAR rated LCD monitors does your business use?

if applicable.                            B-06   Install programmable thermostat(s) and properly set cooling to 74°F and heating to 68°F. Program the
                                                 thermostats for unoccupied hours when the facility is closed with cooling set at 90°F and heating at 55°F.

                                          B-07   Set refrigerator temperature between 38ºF and 41ºF and freezer between 10º F and 20ºF.
Website
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit

                                          Lighting                                                                                      total measures needed: 5


          Green Notes                     B-08   Replace all T-12 fluorescent lighting with energy-efficient T-8 or T-5 fixtures with electronic ballasts or other
                                                 equivalent efficacy lighting.
 SF Environment in a partnership
 with PG&E, provides free energy
                                                 ☛   How many T-12 lamps have you replaced with T-8s (in electronic ballasts)?

 audits, reports, technical assistance,   B-09   Improve exit sign efficiency to less than 5 watts per sign by using LED, electroluminescent or
 and rebates, for all commercial
                                                 photoluminescent signs.
 and multifamily customers in San
 Francisco. Contact SF Environment’s
                                                 ☛   How many LED exit signs does your business use?

 SF Energy Watch program and we           B-10   Use lighting controls such as dual technology occupancy sensors, bypass/delay timers, photocells, or time
 will refer you to PG&E’s Express
                                                 clocks, especially in low occupancy areas such as closets and restrooms.
 Efficiency program for efficiency
 rebates not covered in our programs.            ☛   How many rooms are on occupancy sensors (usually in infrequently occupied areas such as restrooms,
                                                 private offices, locker rooms, conference spaces)?
 SF Energy Watch:
 www.sfenergywatch.org.                          ☛   How many rooms have photo cells (usually for exterior lighting or areas with significant natural light)?
                                                 ☛   How many rooms have time clocks (for large banks of lights on circuit breaker that generally operate
                                                 during off hours)?

OFFICE/RETAIL NOVEMBER 2010
                                                 ☛   How many ice, vending, and snack machines have motion sensors and are placed in shaded areas?
                                                                                                                                                                     PAGE 2
                                           B-11   Replace non-dimming incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents. Replace low wattage dimming and non-
                                                  dimming incandescent bulbs with cold cathodes. Use halogen lamps only for low wattage spotlighting in retail
                                                  environments.
                                                  ☛   How many incandescent lamps have you replaced with CFLs?


                                           B-12   Replace high wattage MR-16 halogen lamps with low wattage (37W or less) infrared (IR) MR-16 lamps.


                                           Energy Management                                                                           total measures needed: 1

                                           B-13   If you pay your energy bill, track monthly energy use using a spreadsheet or online tool (check with your utility
                                                  provider or try Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager).




Click on links for helpful tips.
                                           Water Conservation
  A      Solid Waste
                                           Water Management                                                                            total measures needed: 3

                                           C-01   Track monthly water use and monitor bills for leaks.

  B      Energy Conservation               C-02   Regularly check for and repair all leaks. Document leak inspections and plumbing related repairs.

                                           C-03   Ensure that all modifications made to fixtures between routine plumbing-related inspections will be corrected
                                                  to meet required maximum flow rates (e.g. replace missing aerators, adjust toilet flush volumes, etc.).

  C      Water Conservation
                                           Water Conservation                                                                          total measures needed: 4

                                           C-04   Install low flow aerators with flow rates not to exceed 0.5 gpm on lavatory sinks.
  D      Pollution Prevention                     ☛   How many employees does your business have at the certified location? (Leave blank if already entered for
                                                  previous measure.)
                                                  ☛   How many faucets do you have with low flow aerators installed?
                                                  ☛   What is the flow rate of the aerator (it only qualifies as a low flow aerator if the flow rate is below the
                                                  federal standard of 2.2 gpm)?
  F      General/Staff Education
                                           C-05   Install toilets with 1.6 gpf (gallon per flush) or less.
 REQUIRED ITEM                                    ☛   How many male employees does your business employ (use averages per year)?

Bold items indicate
                                                  ☛   How many female employees does your business employ (use averages per year)?

a required measure in SF
                                                  ☛   How many visitors utilize your facility per day (use averages)?

and must be completed,                            ☛   How many customers utilize your facility per day (use averages)?
if applicable.                                    ☛   What is the flush volume of your toilet?



                                           C-06   Install urinals with 1.0 gpf (gallon per flush) or less.
Website
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit                C-07   Install aerators on kitchen sinks (except fill sinks) and showerheads that do not exceed flow rates of 1.5 gpm.



                                           Landscaping                                                                                 total measures needed: 1
          Green Notes
 SF Public Utilities Commission offers     C-08   Implement all practices listed on the Bay Friendly Landscape checklist. See - http://www.stopwaste.org/
 rebates for high efficiency toilets and          docs/bay-friendly_landscape_guidelines_-_chapter_2.pdf. Consider hiring a Bay Friendly Landscape Qualified
 urinals. For information on where                professional.
 you can buy efficient fixtures and
 current rebates, contact the SFPUC:
 www.sfwater.org. To schedule a
 free water wise evaluation, contact
 SFPUC Water Conservation
 section at 415-551-4730 or email
 waterconservation@sfwater.org to
 make an appointment. Specify you
 are currently enrolled in the Green
 Business Program.



OFFICE/RETAIL NOVEMBER 2010                                                                                                                                     PAGE 3
                                            Pollution Prevention
                                            Clean Air                                                                                        total measures needed: 4

                                            D-01   Set-up a Commuter Benefits Program to enable employees to use pre-tax deduction under IRS code 132(f) for
                                                   transit, vanpool or biking costs (www.commuterbenefits.org).
                                                   ☛   What is the approximate total distance (in miles) that all your employees commute per day?

                                            D-02   Join the Air Districts Spare the Air program and notify employees and customers of Spare the Air days.

                                            D-03   Sign up for Emergency Ride Home (www.sferh.org) that provides a free or low-cost ride home in cases of
                                                   emergencies for employees who use alternative transportation.

                                            d-04   Reduce fuel usage through promotion of transit (post maps), biking (provide bike parking and maintenance stipends), and
                                                   rideshare (use 511.org).

                                            d-05   Offset your company’s CO2 emissions through purchase of renewable energy credits (www.joinclimatesmart.com or
                                                   www.green-e.org for a list of certified offset providers) or installation of renewable energy sources.
Click on links for helpful tips.


  A       Solid Waste                       Janitorial Cleaning                                                                              total measures needed: 2


                                            D-06   Use low toxic cleaning products such as those that are SF Approved (www.sfapproved.org), Green Seal
                                                   certified (www.greenseal.org), or receive at least an 8.1 rating on the GoodGuide (www.goodguide.com), in
  B       Energy Conservation                      non-aerosol containers.
                                                   ☛    What is the area (square footage) of your facility? Please include the sq ft of the space you occupy only.

                                            D-07   Safely dispose of unwanted or old chemicals (using the City’s VSQG program or find a service through
                                                   sfenvironment.org’s EcofindeRRR).
  C       Water Conservation

                                            Company Owned Vehicles                                                                           total measures needed: 4


  D       Pollution Prevention              D-08   Use California Air Resource Board’s calculator to determine compliance with AB 32, the Truck and Bus Rule
                                                   (http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/calculators.htm)

                                            D-09   Develop and maintain (through the term of GB recognition) an inventory of your fleet that includes make,
                                                   model, model year, fuel type, annual vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and gallons of fuel used per year.
  F       General/Staff Education
                                            D-10   Complete and submit the Fuel Tracker and Carbon Calculator for your commercial fleet
                                                   (http://www.sfenvironment.org/our_programs/topics.html?ssi=7&ti=17)
 REQUIRED ITEM

Bold items indicate                         D-11   During your 3-year recognition period, reduce your transportation GHG emissions by 5%. For ways to reduce
a required measure in SF                           fuel use and purchase alternative fuel vehicles, visit the Clean Fleets toolkit at
and must be completed,                             http://www.sfenvironment.org/downloads/library/clean_fleets_toolkit__greening_commercial_fleet.pdf
if applicable.


                                            Pest Management                                                                                  total measures needed: 1
Website
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit
                                            D-12   Contract with a PCO certified to practice Integreated Pest Management or request your PCO to implement an
                                                   IPM Program. Use SF Approved (www.sfenvironment.org/sfapproved) pesticides only


           Green Notes                      Environmentally Preferable Purchasing                                                            total measures needed: 7

 Safely dispose of all unwanted
 chemical products by using the City’s
                                            D-13   Retailers – Offer environmentally preferable products.
 VSQG program (contact 330.1425)
                                            D-14   Use unbleached and/or chlorine-free paper products (copy paper, paper towels, napkins, coffee filters, etc.).
 or find a recycling/disposal facility by
 using EcoFindeRRR at                              ☛   How many reams of PCF paper do you buy annually?
 http://www.sfenvironment.org/
                                            D-15   Use refilled or remanufactured laser and copier toner cartridges.
 ecofinder/index.php
                                                   ☛   How many remanufactured toner cartridges do you purchase for use every year?

                                            D-16   Purchase EPEAT certified (www.EPEAT.net) computers, laptops and monitors.
                                                   ☛   How many EPEAT CPUs does your business use?
                                                   ☛   How many EPEAT CRTs does your business use?
                                                   ☛   How many EPEAT LCDs does your business use?



OFFICE/RETAIL NOVEMBER 2010                                                                                                                                             PAGE 4
                                         D-17   When sourcing with a commercial printer, request vegetable or other low-VOC inks.

                                         D-18   Collect items that are prohibited from the garbage (batteries, CFL’s, cell phones and other electronics, etc.) and
                                                institute a program for their safe disposal. OR Educate employees about disposal options for prohibited items.

                                         d-19   Do business with other green businesses (www.greenbusinessca.org).

                                         d-20   When remodeling, use natural or low emissions building materials, carpets, or furniture.

                                         d-21   If providing cell phones for employees, choose phones that have a low SAR value and provide a headset. See
                                                http://www.ewg.org/cellphone-radiation for details.

                                         d-22   Purchase organically or locally grown foods and beverages for the office kitchen.




Click on links for helpful tips.
                                         General/Staff Education
  A       Solid Waste
                                         General                                                                                           total measures needed: 5

                                         F-01   Provide 3 on-going incentives or training opportunities to encourage management and employee participation
                                                in the Green Business Program. For example, incorporate Green Business into performance appraisals,
  B       Energy Conservation                   job descriptions, training programs, employee orientations, staff meeting discussions, employee reference
                                                material, company newsletter or bulletins and company suggestion and reward programs.

                                         F-02   Inform your customers about your business environmental efforts and what you are doing to meet the green
                                                business standards. For example: Post the Green Business logo, certification and pledge in a visible location;
  C       Water Conservation
                                                Post reminders listing steps you are taking to be a Green Business; Offer tours that highlight your Green
                                                Business successes; Offer customers green service or amenities options; Highlight your Green Business
                                                efforts and/or certification on your website, and link it to the SF Green Business home page,
                                                www.sfgreenbusiness.org.
  D       Pollution Prevention
                                         F-03   Adopt a written environmental policy statement stating your businesses commitment to operate as a green
                                                business, which must include a detailed green purchasing policy.

                                         F-04   Train new employees on green business procedures and practices implemented by your business through your
  F       General/Staff Education               company’s employee handbook.

                                         F-05   Post signage encouraging resource conservation (e.g. reminders to turn off lights, turn off faucets, recycling
 REQUIRED ITEM                                  and composting, etc.)
Bold items indicate
a required measure in SF
and must be completed,
if applicable.



Website
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit




           Green Notes
 Offer individual employee awards such
 as “zero waste hero of the month.”
 Reward the winners with prizes such
 as gift certificates to local green
 businesses.




OFFICE/RETAIL NOVEMBER 2010                                                                                                                                     PAGE 5
                                                   San Francisco Green Business Program Standards
                                                                                            RESTAURANT

                                        instructions   ❶   In order to qualify as a San Francisco Green Business, you must be in compliance with environmental regulations and
                                                           implement the minimum requirements of this checklist.
                                                       ❷   This checklist is for your review only. When you are ready to apply, please submit the enrollment form and checklist at
                                                           www.greenbusinessca.org and remember to save your work regularly.
                                                       ❸   In cases where the measures on this checklist are not entirely applicable, we may ask your business to implement additional
                                                           practices customized for your business.
                                                       ❹   ☛    This hand icon indicates that you will need to provide additional information so we can compute the environmental
                                                           savings of your business (GHG reduced, gallons of water saved, kWh saved, etc)

                                                       REQUIRED ITEM            Bold items indicate a required measure in SF and must be completed, if applicable.



Click on links for helpful tips.
                                         Solid Waste
  A      Solid Waste
                                          Waste Diversion                                                                                               total measures needed: 1

                                         A-01     Divert all compostable and recyclable materials from landfill and demonstrate a diversion rate of at least 75%.
  B      Energy Conservation
                                                  ☛   Do you pay your own garbage bill (yes or no)? If yes, please provide the level of service you receive
                                                  (number of bins, capacity, pickup frequency)
                                                  ☛   How many employees does your business have at the certified location? (Leave blank if already entered for
  C      Water Conservation                       previous measure.)


                                          Source Reduction                                                                                              total measures needed: 7
  D      Pollution Prevention
                                         A-02     Eliminate individually wrapped items. Use bulk straws, condiments, to-go cutlery, salt, pepper, sugar, etc.


                                         A-03     Donate excess edible food (ex. SF Food Bank or www.foodrunners.org).
  E      Wastewater
                                         A-04     Eliminate disposable dishes and utensils for customers and employees dining in.

                                         A-05     For full service operations, use cloth instead of paper where possible (e.g. napkins, placemats, liners, etc.).
  F      General/Staff Education
                                         A-06     Offer an incentive to customers who bring their own coffee mugs or bag and communicate incentive to
                                                  customers.
 REQUIRED ITEM

Bold items indicate
                                         A-07     Post menus and daily specials in a single location (chalk board, white board, etc.) or have servers communicate
a required measure in SF                          them verbally rather than have printed specials.
and must be completed,
if applicable.                           A-08     Use only compostable or recyclable take out food service ware and ensure compliance with the City’s Food
                                                  Service Waste Reduction ordinance (www.SFEnvironment.org/foodservice)


Website
                                          Environmentally Preferable Purchasing                                                                         total measures needed: 5
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit

                                         A-09     Purchase copy, computer and fax paper with minimum 50% post consumer waste (PCW) (recommended 100%).
                                                  ☛   How many reams of paper do you buy annually?
            Green Notes                           ☛   What is the recycled content of the paper (OPTIONS - 30%, 100% and 50 %, enter two digits)?

 For information on setting up           A-10     Purchase menu paper containing a minimum 50% PCW recycled content. If using color or specialty papers,
 successful waste diversion programs              purchase a minimum of 30% PCW recycled content.
 and to learn about the cost savings
 achieved through waste diversion,       A-11     Purchase napkins containing a minimum of 50% PCW recycled content.
 visit www.recologysf.com. You can
 also call SF Environment’s Zero         A-12     Eliminate the use of plastic bags. Use paper bags containing a minimum of 40% PCW recycled content or BPI
 Waste program at 415.355.3745 for                certified compostable bags.
 free technical assistance perfecting
 your recycling or composting
                                         A-13     Purchase janitorial paper products with the highest PCW recycled content. Toilet paper and tissues must
 program.                                         contain a minimum of 20% PCW recycled content and paper towels must contain a minimum of 40% PCW
                                                  recycled content.




RESTAURANT NOVEMBER 2010                                                                                                                                                             PAGE 1
                                          Energy Conservation
                                          Energy Conservation                                                                           total measures needed: 2

                                          B-01   Use energy efficient cooking equipment.
                                                 ☛   How many Energy Star electric steam cookers do you use?
                                                 ☛   How many high efficiency electric combination ovens do you use?
                                                 ☛   How many Energy Star electric fryers do you use?
                                                 ☛   How many insulated hot food holding cabinets do you employ?

                                          B-02   Use a low flow pre-rinse nozzle for dish scraping and pre-cleaning. (Saves both heating and water costs).
                                                 ☛   How many low-flow pre-rinse nozzle with electric water heating for dish scraping does your kitchen use?


                                          Hvac (Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning)                                              total measures needed: 4

                                          B-03   Complete regularly scheduled maintenance on your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system
Click on links for helpful tips.                 at least twice a year which includes: Cleaning or replacing filters on heating and air-conditioning units;
                                                 Performing maintenance at least twice a year; Cleaning air-conditioning condenser coils four times a year.
  A      Solid Waste                             Maintaining proper function of economizers on Air-Conditioning units.

                                          B-04   Install programmable thermostat(s) and properly set cooling to 74°F and heating to 68°F. Program the
                                                 thermostats for unoccupied hours when the facility is closed with cooling set at 90°F and heating at 55°F.
  B      Energy Conservation
                                          B-05   Push appliances back against the wall under ventilation hood.

                                          B-06   Add side panels to your ventilation hood.

  C      Water Conservation
                                          Lighting                                                                                      total measures needed: 5


  D      Pollution Prevention             B-07   Replace non-dimming incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents. Replace low wattage dimming and non-
                                                 dimming incandescent bulbs with cold cathodes. Use halogen lamps only for low wattage spotlighting in retail
                                                 environments.

  E      Wastewater
                                                 ☛   How many incandescent lamps have you replaced with CFLs?

                                          B-08   Improve exit sign efficiency to less than 5 watts per sign by using LED, electroluminescent or
                                                 photoluminescent signs.

  F      General/Staff Education
                                                 ☛   How many LED exit signs does your business use?

                                          B-09   Replace all T-12 fluorescent lighting with energy-efficient T-8 or T-5 fixtures with electronic ballasts or other
                                                 equivalent efficacy lighting.
 REQUIRED ITEM
                                                 ☛   How many T-12 lamps have you replaced with T-8s (in electronic ballasts)?
Bold items indicate
a required measure in SF                  B-10   Use lighting controls such as dual technology occupancy sensors, bypass/delay timers, photocells, or time
and must be completed,                           clocks, especially in low occupancy areas such as closets and restrooms.
if applicable.
                                                 ☛   How many rooms are on occupancy sensors (usually in infrequently occupied areas such as restrooms,
                                                 private offices, locker rooms, conference spaces)?

Website
                                                 ☛   How many rooms have photo cells (usually for exterior lighting or areas with significant natural light)?

sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit
                                                 ☛   How many rooms have time clocks (for large banks of lights on circuit breaker that generally operate
                                                 during off hours)?
                                                 ☛   How many ice, vending, and snack machines have motion sensors and are placed in shaded areas?

                                          B-11    Replace high wattage MR-16 halogen lamps with low wattage (37W or less) infrared (IR) MR-16 lamps.
          Green Notes
 SF Environment in a partnership
                                          Refrigeration                                                                                 total measures needed: 7
 with PG&E, provides free energy
 audits, reports, technical assistance,
 and rebates, for all commercial
                                          B-12   Use automatic door closers or open door buzzers on walk-in refrigerator/freezer doors.
 and multifamily customers in San
 Francisco. Contact SF Environment’s      B-13   Maintain refrigerator doors by replacing worn gaskets, aligning doors, enabling automatic door closers, and
 SF Energy Watch program and we                  replacing worn or damaged strip curtains.
 will refer you to PG&E’s Express
 Efficiency program for efficiency
                                          B-14   Install plastic strip curtains on walk-in refrigerator/freezer doors.
 rebates not covered in our programs.
 SF Energy Watch:
                                          B-15   Set refrigerator temperature between 38ºF and 41ºF and freezer between 10º F and 20ºF.
 www.sfenergywatch.org.




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                                           B-16   Insulate all refrigeration cold suction lines.


                                           B-17   Ensure refrigeration defrost time clocks are set properly including: length of defrost cycle (no more than 15
                                                  minutes), frequency (no more than four times daily), and time (no defrost during peak energy hours - noon to 6
                                                  pm.)

                                           B-18   Clean evaporator and condenser coils and ensure proper air-flow. Straighten damaged fins and remove objects
                                                  that block air to the coils. Perform and document coil maintenance at least four times a year.



                                           Water Heating                                                                               total measures needed: 2


                                           B-19   Set the thermostat to deliver the minimum hot water temperature required by the health codes. Typically 140°F.


                                           B-20   Insulate all accessible hot water pipes leading to and from the water heater.


Click on links for helpful tips.
                                           Energy Management                                                                           total measures needed: 1
  A      Solid Waste

                                           B-21   If you pay your energy bill, track monthly energy use using a spreadsheet or online tool (check with your utility
                                                  provider or try Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager).
  B      Energy Conservation



  C      Water Conservation
                                           Water Conservation
  D      Pollution Prevention              Water Management                                                                            total measures needed: 2

                                           C-01   Track monthly water use and monitor bills for leaks.

  E      Wastewater                        C-02   Regularly check for and repair all leaks. Document leak inspections and plumbing related repairs.



                                           Water Conservation                                                                          total measures needed: 7
  F      General/Staff Education

                                           C-03   Install aerators on kitchen sinks (except fill sinks) and showerheads that do not exceed flow rates of 1.5 gpm.
 REQUIRED ITEM

Bold items indicate                        C-04   Install toilets with 1.6 gpf (gallon per flush) or less.
a required measure in SF
and must be completed,
                                                  ☛   How many male employees does your business employ (use averages per year)?

if applicable.                                    ☛   How many female employees does your business employ (use averages per year)?
                                                  ☛   How many visitors utilize your facility per day (use averages)?
                                                  ☛   How many customers utilize your facility per day (use averages)?

Website                                           ☛   What is the flush volume of your toilet?

sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit
                                           C-05   Install low flow aerators with flow rates not to exceed 0.5 gpm on lavatory sinks.
                                                  ☛   How many employees does your business have at the certified location? (Leave blank if already entered for
                                                  previous measure.)
          Green Notes                             ☛   How many faucets do you have with low flow aerators installed?

 SF Public Utilities Commission offers
                                                  ☛   What is the flow rate of the aerator (it only qualifies as a low flow aerator if the flow rate is below the
                                                  federal standard of 2.2 gpm)?
 rebates for high efficiency toilets and
 urinals. For information on where you     C-06   Implement a water conservation policy for food servers. Serve water in bars and restaurants only upon request.
 can buy efficient fixtures and current
                                                  Provide information at each table regarding the reasons for such measures.
 rebates, contact the SFPUC:
 www.sfwater.org
                                           C-07   Use 1.6 gpm or less pre-rinse spray valves to rinse dishes.


                                           C-08   Install urinals with 1.0 gpf (gallon per flush) or less.


                                           C-09   Clean surfaces using dry sweeping methods and/or pressure wash surfaces with a ≤ 1.6 gpm high velocity spray
                                                  nozzle. Use of a hose to spray down surfaces is prohibited.



RESTAURANT NOVEMBER 2010                                                                                                                                        PAGE 3
                                            Pollution Prevention
                                            Clean Air                                                                                     total measures needed: 1

                                            D-01   Set-up a Commuter Benefits Program to enable employees to use pre-tax deduction under IRS code 132(f) for
                                                   transit, vanpool or biking costs (www.commuterbenefits.org).
                                                   ☛   What is the approximate total distance (in miles) that all your employees commute per day?




                                            Janitorial Cleaning                                                                           total measures needed: 1


                                            D-02   Become a fragrance free or chemical free facility by eliminating chemical and aerosolized air fresheners/
                                                   deodorizers. To freshen air, open windows or adjust fan speed in restrooms and kitchens.


                                            Kitchen                                                                                       total measures needed: 1

Click on links for helpful tips.
                                            D-03   Give or sell restaurant’s used cooking oil for use as alternative fuel, such as biodiesel.
  A       Solid Waste                              ☛   How many gallons of oil do you recycle for production of biodiesel each month?


                                            Pest Management                                                                               total measures needed: 1
  B       Energy Conservation
                                            D-4    Contract with a PCO certified to practice Integreated Pest Management or request your PCO to implement an
                                                   IPM Program. Use SF Approved (www.sfenvironment.org/sfapproved) pesticides only.

  C       Water Conservation
                                            Environmentally Preferable Purchasing                                                         total measures needed: 6

                                            D-5    Use unbleached and/or chlorine-free paper products (copy paper, paper towels, napkins, coffee filters, etc.).
  D       Pollution Prevention
                                                   ☛   How many reams of PCF paper do you buy annually?

                                            D-6    Replace standard fluorescent lights with low mercury fluorescent lights. Approved models can be found at
                                                   www.sfapproved.org.
  E       Wastewater
                                                   ☛   How many low mercury T8 lamps do you use in your facility?

                                            D-7    Use low toxic cleaning products such as those that are SF Approved (www.sfapproved.org), Green Seal
                                                   certified (www.greenseal.org), or receive at least an 8.1 rating on the GoodGuide (www.goodguide.com), in
  F       General/Staff Education
                                                   non-aerosol containers.

 REQUIRED ITEM
                                                   ☛    What is the area (square footage) of your facility? Please include the sq ft of the space you occupy only.

                                            D-8    When sourcing with a commercial printer, request vegetable or other low-VOC inks.
Bold items indicate
a required measure in SF                    D-9    For at least 25% of your food and beverages, use certified organic, fair trade, sustainably harvested and/or
and must be completed,
                                                   locally grown food products and beverages.
if applicable.
                                            D-10   Offer sustainable options for at least 50% of all seafood and communicate to customers which fish are
                                                   sustainable. Use Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program as a guide
Website                                            (http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.aspx).
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit




           Green Notes
 Safely dispose of all unwanted
 chemical products by using the City’s
 VSQG program (contact 330.1425)
 or find a recycling/disposal facility by
 using EcoFindeRRR at
 http://www.sfenvironment.org/
 ecofinder/index.php




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                                          Wastewater
                                          Kitchen                                                                                     total measures needed: 1

                                          E-01   Ensure employees practice BMPs for management of FOGs (e.g. no pouring of grease down the drain, etc.).
                                                 For BMPs see http://sfwater.org/detail.cfm/MC_ID/14/MSC_ID/118/MTO_ID/229/C_ID/1864/ListID/1.



                                          Storm Water Pollution Prevention                                                            total measures needed: 6

                                          E-02   Clean private catch basins annually (by October 15th), before the first rain and as needed thereafter.

                                          E-03   Keep a spill kit handy to catch/collect spills from hazardous materials, grease, or leaking company, employee,
                                                 or guest vehicles. Make sure there is adequate absorbent material to contain the largest possible spill.

                                          E-04   Have an outdoor ashtray or cigarette butt can for smokers.

                                          E-05   Label all storm water drains with No dumping, Drains to Bay message. You may choose to have a volunteer
Click on links for helpful tips.                 organization label storm drains on your behalf.

  A       Solid Waste                     E-06   Do not wash cars, equipment, floor mats or other items where run-off water flows straight to the storm drain.

                                          E-07   Keep dumpsters covered and impermeable to rainwater. Keep them from overflowing and keep dumpster/
                                                 parking areas clean.
  B       Energy Conservation



  C       Water Conservation

                                          General/Staff Education
  D       Pollution Prevention
                                          General                                                                                     total measures needed: 3

                                          F-01   Inform your customers about your business environmental efforts and what you are doing to meet the green
  E       Wastewater                             business standards. For example: Post the Green Business logo, certification and pledge in a visible location;
                                                 Post reminders listing steps you are taking to be a Green Business; Offer tours that highlight your Green
                                                 Business successes; Offer customers green service or amenities options; Highlight your Green Business
                                                 efforts and/or certification on your website, and ink it to the SF Green Business home page,
  F       General/Staff Education
                                                 www.sfgreenbusiness.org.

                                          F-02   Adopt a written environmental policy statement stating your businesses commitment to operate as a green
 REQUIRED ITEM
                                                 business, which must include a detailed green purchasing policy.
Bold items indicate
a required measure in SF                  F-03   Post signage encouraging resource conservation (e.g. reminders to turn off lights, turn off faucets, recycling
and must be completed,                           and composting, etc.)
if applicable.



Website
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit




            Green Notes
 Please visit the website of the
 Wastewater Enterprise at
 www.sfwater.org to learn more about
 the City’s Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG)
 Program.



 Offer individual employee awards such
 as “zero waste hero of the month.”
 Reward the winners with prizes such
 as gift certificates to local green
 businesses.




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 Regulation adopting Green Business Checklist
                 for Dentists
(San Francisco Environment Code, Chapter 15)
     Regulation #SFE-11-02-GB Dentists
                                                   San Francisco Green Business Program Standards
                                                                                 DENTAL PrAcTicEs

                                        instructions   ❶   In order to qualify as a San Francisco Green Business, you must be in compliance with environmental regulations and
                                                           implement the minimum requirements of this checklist.
                                                       ❷   This checklist is for your review only. When you are ready to apply, please submit the enrollment form and checklist at
                                                           www.greenbusinessca.org and remember to save your work regularly.
                                                       ❸   In cases where the measures on this checklist are not entirely applicable, we may ask your business to implement additional
                                                           practices customized for your business.
                                                       ❹   ☛    This hand icon indicates that you will need to provide additional information so we can compute the environmental
                                                           savings of your business (GHG reduced, gallons of water saved, kWh saved, etc)

                                                       REQUIRED ITEM            Bold items indicate a required measure in sF and must be completed, if applicable.



click on links for helpful tips.
                                         Solid Waste
  A      Solid Waste
                                          Waste Diversion                                                                                              total measures needed: 18

                                         A-01      Designate a recycling coordinator(s) to take responsibility for monitoring/maintaining proper waste diversion
                                                   and conducting ongoing education.
  B      Energy Conservation
                                         A-02      Divert all compostable and recyclable materials from landfill to demonstrate compliance with san Francisco’s
                                                   Mandatory composting and recycling Ordinance (www.sfenvironment.org/mandatory).
                                                   ☛   Do you pay your own garbage bill (yes or no)? if yes, please provide the level of service you recieve
                                                   (number of bins, capacity, pickup frequency)
  C      Water Conservation
                                                   ☛   How many employees does your business have at the certified location? (Leave blank if already entered for
                                                   previous measure.)


                                          source reduction                                                                                              total measures needed: 9
  D      Pollution Prevention

                                         A-03      Eliminate individual bottles of water for employees and guests.

                                         A-04      in the employee cafeteria, kitchen or break room, replace disposables with permanent dishware and use bulk
  F      General/Staff Education                   items (snacks, condiments, salt/pepper, etc.).

                                         A-05      Make two sided printing and copying standard practice in your business (set printers and copiers to default to
 REQUIRED ITEM                                     duplex printing). Make single-sided the exception instead of the rule.

Bold items indicate                      A-06      Keep a stack of previously used paper near printers. Use it for scratch paper or internal memos, make it into
a required measure in sF
                                                   notepads, or designate a bypass tray on printer for printing draft single-sided documents.
and must be completed,
if applicable.
                                         A-07      Use cloth lab coats in place of paper lab coats.

                                         a-08      Reduce junk mail. See www.StopJunkMail.org for tips.
Website
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit              a-09      Reduce number of trash/compost/recycle bin liners by reusing bags or having unlined bins. If lining compost bins, use BPI
                                                   certified bags.

                                         a-10      For catered events (lunches, meetings, etc.) institute a zero waste policy. If disposable dishware is necessary use
                                                   recyclable/compostable options and have composting/recycling collection easily accessible.
            Green Notes
 For information on setting up
                                         a-11      Centralize employee schedules, meeting announcements and journals in a single location (bulletin board, whiteboard, email,
 successful waste diversion programs               etc.) to reduce printed copies.
 and to learn about the cost savings
                                         a-12      Reuse paper or plastic packaging materials in your own shipments.
 achieved through waste diversion,
 visit www.recologysf.com. You can
                                         a-13      Send and receive faxes directly from computers without printing.
 also call SF Environment’s Zero
 Waste program at 415-355-3745 for       a-14      Donate, sell, or exchange unwanted but usable items (furniture, supplies, electronics, office supplies, etc.). Document
 free technical assistance perfecting
                                                   donations and sales of materials. Use the EcofindeRRR at sfenvironment.org for help.
 your recycling or composting
 program.                                a-15      Replace disposable rinse/ mouthwash cups with reusable cups.

                                         a-16      Sterilize instruments in cloth wraps instead of disposable wraps.

                                         a-17      Replace disposable patient bibs, headrest covers, and tray covers with cloth versions.

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                                          a-18   Use reusable stainless steel or compostable saliva ejector / aspirator tips.

                                          a-19   Use reusable or recyclable impression trays.

                                          a-20   To minimize waste, offer pre-packaged products (such as toothbrushes, floss) to patients only upon request.

                                          a-21   Become a paperless office by using digital patient charts, forms, billing, and appointment reminders.


                                          Environmentally Preferable Purchasing                                                               total measures needed: 4

                                          A-22   Purchase janitorial paper products with the highest post consumer waste (PcW) recycled content. Toilet paper
                                                 and tissues must contain a minimum of 20% PcW recycled content and paper towels must contain a minimum
                                                 of 40% PcW recycled content.

                                          A-23   Use letterhead, envelopes and business cards containing a minimum of 50% PcW recycled content,
                                                 recommended 100%.

                                          A-24   Purchase copy, computer and fax paper with minimum 50% PcW (recommended 100%).
click on links for helpful tips.                 ☛   How many reams of paper do you buy annually?
                                                 ☛   What is the recycled content of the paper (OPTiONs - 30%, 100% and 50%, enter two digits)?
  A      Solid Waste
                                          A-25   Print marketing materials on paper containing a minimum of 50% PcW recycled content, recommended 100%.

                                          a-26   Choose tooth brushes with recycled content for use in office and for distribution upon request.


  B      Energy Conservation              Energy Conservation
                                          Energy conservation                                                                                 total measures needed: 7

                                          B-01   Use small fans Or space heaters during off hours instead of conditioning entire office.
  C      Water Conservation

                                          B-02   set refrigerator temperature between 38ºF and 41ºF and freezer between 10º F and 20ºF.

                                          B-03   install programmable thermostat(s) and properly set cooling to 74°F and heating to 68°F. Program the
  D      Pollution Prevention                    thermostats for unoccupied hours when the facility is closed with cooling set at 90°F and heating at 55°F.

                                          B-04   Use office equipment with energy saving features (e.g. ENErGY sTAr) and ensure that ENErGY sTAr settings
                                                 are enabled.
                                                 ☛   How many ENErGY sTAr rated copier/printer units does your business use?
  F      General/Staff Education                 ☛   How many ENErGY sTAr rated LcD monitors does your business use?

                                          B-05   if you are a large business or have a complex network, use power management software programs to
 REQUIRED ITEM                                   automatically activate power management settings in computers and printers (for examples see-
Bold items indicate                              http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_power_mgt_enterprises).
a required measure in sF
and must be completed,
                                                 ☛    How many monitors have power management software installed to automatically turn off units when idle?

if applicable.                            B-06   Use sensors on vending machines and place machines in shaded areas.

                                          B-07   Use ENErGY sTAr qualified refrigerators (those over 10 years old should be replaced.)

Website                                          ☛   How many ENErGY sTAr rated refrigerators does your business use?
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit                      ☛   How many energy efficient minibars do you have?



                                          Lighting                                                                                            total measures needed: 5

          Green Notes
                                          B-08   replace high wattage Mr-16 halogen lamps with low wattage (37W or less) infrared (ir) Mr-16 lamps.
 SF Environment in a partnership
 with PG&E, provides free energy          B-09   replace non-dimming incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents. replace low wattage dimming and non-
 audits, reports, technical assistance,          dimming incandescent bulbs with cold cathodes. Use halogen lamps only for low wattage spotlighting in retail
 and rebates, for all commercial
                                                 environments.
 and multifamily customers in San
 Francisco. Contact SF Environment’s
                                                 ☛   How many incandescent lamps have you replaced with cFLs?

 SF Energy Watch program and we           B-10   Use lighting controls such as dual technology occupancy sensors, bypass/delay timers, photocells, or time
 will refer you to PG&E’s Express
                                                 clocks, especially in low occupancy areas such as closets and restrooms.
 Efficiency program for efficiency
 rebates not covered in our programs.
                                                 ☛   How many rooms are on occupancy sensors (usually in infrequently occupied areas such as restrooms,
                                                 private offices, locker rooms, conference spaces)?
 SF Energy Watch:
 www.sfenergywatch.org.                          ☛   How many rooms have photo cells (usually for exterior lighting or areas with significant natural light)?
                                                 ☛   How many rooms have time clocks (for large banks of lights on circuit breaker that generally operate
                                                 during off hours)?

DENTAL PrAcTicEs NOVEMBER 2010
                                                 ☛   How many ice, vending, and snack machines have motion sensors and are placed in shaded areas?
                                                                                                                                                                   PAGE 2
                                           B-11   improve exit sign efficiency to less than 5 watts per sign by using LED, electroluminescent or
                                                  photoluminescent signs.
                                                  ☛   How many LED exit signs does your business use?

                                           B-12   replace all T-12 fluorescent lighting with energy-efficient T-8 or T-5 fixtures with electronic ballasts or other
                                                  equivalent efficacy lighting.
                                                  ☛   How many T-12 lamps have you replaced with T-8s (in electronic ballasts)?

                                           b-13   Replace halogen operatory light with LED lighting.


                                           Energy Management                                                                             total measures needed: 1

                                           B-14   if you pay your energy bill, track monthly energy use using a spreadsheet or online tool (check with your utility
                                                  provider or try Energy star’s Portfolio Manager).




click on links for helpful tips.
                                           Water Conservation
  A      Solid Waste
                                           Water Management                                                                              total measures needed: 3

                                           C-01   Ensure that all modifications made to fixtures between routine plumbing-related inspections will be corrected
                                                  to meet required maximum flow rates (e.g. replace missing aerators, adjust toilet flush volumes, etc.).
  B      Energy Conservation
                                           C-02   regularly check for and repair all leaks. Document leak inspections and plumbing related repairs.

                                           C-03   Track monthly water use and monitor bills for leaks.

  C      Water Conservation
                                           Landscaping                                                                                   total measures needed: 1

                                           C-04   implement all practices listed on the Bay Friendly Landscape checklist. see - http://www.stopwaste.org/
                                                  docs/bay-friendly_landscape_guidelines_-_chapter_2.pdf. consider hiring a Bay Friendly Landscape Qualified
  D      Pollution Prevention
                                                  professional.


                                           Water conservation                                                                            total measures needed: 4
  F      General/Staff Education
                                           C-05   install urinals with 1.0 gpf (gallon per flush) or less.

 REQUIRED ITEM                             C-06   install toilets with 1.6 gpf (gallon per flush) or less.

Bold items indicate                               ☛   How many male employees does your business employ (use averages per year)?
a required measure in sF                          ☛   How many female employees does your business employ (use averages per year)?
and must be completed,                            ☛   How many visitors utilize your facility per day (use averages)?
if applicable.                                    ☛   How many customers utilize your facility per day (use averages)?
                                                  ☛   What is the flush volume of your toilet?


Website                                    C-07   install low flow aerators with flow rates not to exceed 0.5 gpm on lavatory sinks.
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit
                                                  ☛   How many employees does your business have at the certified location? (Leave blank if already entered for
                                                  previous measure.)
                                                  ☛   How many faucets do you have with low flow aerators installed?
                                                  ☛   What is the flow rate of the aerator (it only qualifies as a low flow aerator if the flow rate is below the
          Green Notes                             federal standard of 2.2 gpm)?
 SF Public Utilities Commission offers
                                           C-08   install aerators on kitchen sinks (except fill sinks) and showerheads that do not exceed flow rates of 1.5 gpm.
 rebates for high efficiency toilets and
 urinals. For information on where you
 can buy efficient fixtures and current
 rebates, contact the SFPUC:
 www.sfwater.org




DENTAL PrAcTicEs NOVEMBER 2010                                                                                                                                        PAGE 3
                                            Pollution Prevention
                                            clean Air                                                                                        total measures needed: 4

                                            D-01   sign up for Emergency ride Home (www.sferh.org) that provides a free or low-cost ride home in cases of
                                                   emergencies for employees who use alternative transportation.

                                            D-02   Join the Air Districts spare the Air program and notify employees and customers of spare the Air days.

                                            D-03   set-up a commuter Benefits Program to enable employees to use pre-tax deduction under irs code 132(f) for
                                                   transit, vanpool or biking costs (www.commuterbenefits.org).
                                                   ☛   What is the approximate total distance (in miles) that all your employees commute per day?

                                            d-04   Offset your company’s CO2 emissions through purchase of renewable energy credits (www.joinclimatesmart.com or
                                                   www.green-e.org for a list of certified offset providers) or installation of renewable energy sources.

                                            d-05   Reduce fuel usage through promotion of transit (post maps), biking (provide bike parking and maintenance stipends), and
                                                   rideshare (use 511.org).
click on links for helpful tips.


  A       Solid Waste                       Janitorial cleaning                                                                              total measures needed: 3


                                            D-06   safely dispose of unwanted or old chemicals (using the city’s VsQG program or find a service through
                                                   sfenvironment.org’s Ecofinderrr).
  B       Energy Conservation
                                            D-07   Use low toxic cleaning products such as those that are sF Approved (www.sfapproved.org), Green seal
                                                   certified (www.greenseal.org), or receive at least an 8.1 rating on the GoodGuide (www.goodguide.com), in
                                                   non-aerosol containers.

  C       Water Conservation                       ☛    What is the area (square footage) of your facility? Please include the sq ft of the space you occupy only.

                                            D-08   collect items that are prohibited from the garbage (batteries, cFL’s, cell phones and other electronics, etc.) and
                                                   institute a program for their safe disposal. Or Educate employees about disposal options for prohibited items.


  D       Pollution Prevention
                                            chemical reduction in Dental Practices                                                           total measures needed: 8


                                            D-09   Evaluate the use of a work surface disinfectant containing less-hazardous active ingredients that are not
  F       General/Staff Education                  subject to hazardous waste disposal regulations, such as quaternary ammonium compounds.

                                            D-10   switch to an enzyme or detergent type cleaner for your ultrasonic instrument cleaning bath.
 REQUIRED ITEM
                                            D-11   reduce or completely stop placing amalgam fillings. When judged to be medically appropriate, use mercury-
Bold items indicate                                free alternatives to amalgam.
a required measure in sF
and must be completed,                      D-12   store, handle, and triturate amalgam away from sinks so that the chance of an accidental spill reaching the
if applicable.
                                                   sewer is minimized.

                                            D-13   During amalgam restoration removal procedures, remove wet cuspidors from service and rely solely upon the
Website                                            high-speed suction (vacuum) system to remove debris and saliva.
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit
                                            D-14   Use digital X-ray equipment.

                                            D-15   Use a steam autoclave or dry heat oven for instrument sterilization.

           Green Notes                      D-16   switch your cold sterilant from a solution containing glutaraldehyde to something less toxic, such as one with
                                                   hydrogen peroxide.
 Safely dispose of all unwanted
 chemical products by using the City’s
 VSQG program (contact 330.1425)
                                            Pest Management                                                                                  total measures needed: 1
 or find a recycling/disposal facility by
 using EcoFindeRRR at
 http://www.sfenvironment.org/              D-17   contract with a PcO certified to practice integreated Pest Management or request your PcO to implement an
 ecofinder/index.php                               iPM Program. Use sF Approved (www.sfenvironment.org/sfapproved) pesticides only
 Ensure your dental office is
 implementing the 11 mandatory
 amalgam best management
 practices outlined at:
 http://www.sfenvironment.org/
 downloads/library/pdf1a.pdf



DENTAL PrAcTicEs NOVEMBER 2010                                                                                                                                          PAGE 4
                                         Environmentally Preferable Purchasing                                                             total measures needed: 7

                                         D-18   replace standard fluorescent lights with low mercury fluorescent lights. Approved models can be found at
                                                www.sfapproved.org.
                                                ☛   How many low mercury T8 lamps do you use in your facility?

                                         D-19   When sourcing with a commercial printer, request vegetable or other low-VOc inks.

                                         D-20   Purchase EPEAT certified (www.EPEAT.net) computers, laptops and monitors.
                                                ☛   How many EPEAT cPUs does your business use?
                                                ☛   How many EPEAT crTs does your business use?
                                                ☛   How many EPEAT LcDs does your business use?

                                         D-21   Use refilled or remanufactured laser and copier toner cartridges.
                                                ☛   How many remanufactured toner cartridges do you purchase for use every year?

                                         D-22   Use unbleached and/or chlorine-free paper products (copy paper, paper towels, napkins, coffee filters, etc.).
                                                ☛ How many reams of PcF paper do you buy annually?
click on links for helpful tips.
                                         D-23   Become a fragrance free or chemical free facility by eliminating chemical and aerosolized air fresheners/
                                                deodorizers. To freshen air, open windows or adjust fan speed in restrooms and kitchens.
  A       Solid Waste
                                         d-24   Use organic cotton gauze.

                                         d-25   Purchase organically or locally grown foods and beverages for the office kitchen.

  B       Energy Conservation            d-26   If providing cell phones for employees, choose phones that have a low SAR value and provide a headset. See
                                                http://www.ewg.org/cellphone-radiation for details.

                                         d-27   When remodeling, use natural or low emissions building materials, carpets, or furniture.

  C       Water Conservation             d-28   Do business with other green businesses (www.greenbusinessca.org).




  D       Pollution Prevention           General/Staff Education
                                         General                                                                                           total measures needed: 5


  F       General/Staff Education        F-01   Adopt a written environmental policy statement stating your businesses commitment to operate as a green
                                                business, which must include a detailed green purchasing policy.

 REQUIRED ITEM                           F-02   inform your customers about your business environmental efforts and what you are doing to meet the green
                                                business standards. For example: Post the Green Business logo, certification and pledge in a visible location;
Bold items indicate
                                                Post reminders listing steps you are taking to be a Green Business; Offer tours that highlight your Green
a required measure in sF
and must be completed,                          Business successes; Offer customers green service or amenities options; Highlight your Green Business
if applicable.                                  efforts and/or certification on your website, and link it to the sF Green Business home page,
                                                www.sfgreenbusiness.org.

                                         F-03   Provide 3 on-going incentives or training opportunities to encourage management and employee participation
Website
                                                in the Green Business Program. For example, incorporate Green Business into performance appraisals,
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit
                                                job descriptions, training programs, employee orientations, staff meeting discussions, employee reference
                                                material, company newsletter or bulletins and company suggestion and reward programs.

                                         F-04   Post signage encouraging resource conservation (e.g. reminders to turn off lights, turn off faucets, recycling
           Green Notes                          and composting, etc.)
 Offer individual employee awards such
                                         F-05   Train new employees on green business procedures and practices implemented by your business through your
 as “zero waste hero of the month.”
 Reward the winners with prizes such            company’s employee handbook.
 as gift certificates to local green
 businesses.




DENTAL PrAcTicEs NOVEMBER 2010                                                                                                                                  PAGE 5
 Regulation adopting Green Business Checklist
             for Garment Cleaning
(San Francisco Environment Code, Chapter 15)
 Regulation #SFE-11-03-GB Garment Cleaning
                                                   San Francisco Green Business Program Standards
                                                                               GARMENT CLEANING

                                        instructions   ❶   In order to qualify as a San Francisco Green Business, you must be in compliance with environmental regulations and
                                                           implement the minimum requirements of this checklist.
                                                       ❷   This checklist is for your review only. When you are ready to apply, please submit the enrollment form and checklist at
                                                           www.greenbusinessca.org and remember to save your work regularly.
                                                       ❸   In cases where the measures on this checklist are not entirely applicable, we may ask your business to implement additional
                                                           practices customized for your business.
                                                       ❹   ☛    This hand icon indicates that you will need to provide additional information so we can compute the environmental
                                                           savings of your business (GHG reduced, gallons of water saved, kWh saved, etc)

                                                       REQUIRED ITEM            Bold items indicate a required measure in SF and must be completed, if applicable.



Click on links for helpful tips.
                                         Solid Waste
  A      Solid Waste
                                          Waste Diversion                                                                                               total measures needed: 4

                                         A-01      Divert all compostable and recyclable materials from landfill to demonstrate compliance with San Francisco’s
                                                   Mandatory Composting and Recycling Ordinance (www.sfenvironment.org/mandatory).
  B      Energy Conservation
                                                   ☛   Do you pay your own garbage bill (yes or no)? If yes, please provide the level of service you recieve
                                                   (number of bins, capacity, pickup frequency)
                                                   ☛   How many employees does your business have at the certified location? (Leave blank if already entered for
                                                   previous measure.)
  C      Water Conservation
                                         A-02      Designate a recycling coordinator(s) to take responsibility for monitoring/maintaining proper waste diversion
                                                   and conducting ongoing education.

                                         A-03      Set up a program to collect and recycle plastic film/bags from customers.
  D      Pollution Prevention
                                         A-04      Create a customer drop off program for hangers. Reuse returned hangers when possible and recycle any
                                                   hangers that cannot be reused.



  F      General/Staff Education          Source Reduction                                                                                              total measures needed: 9

                                         A-05      Keep a stack of previously used paper near printers. Use it for scratch paper or internal memos, make it into
 REQUIRED ITEM
                                                   notepads, or designate a bypass tray on printer for printing draft single-sided documents.
Bold items indicate
a required measure in SF                 A-06      Make two sided printing and copying standard practice in your business (set printers and copiers to default to
and must be completed,                             duplex printing). Make single-sided the exception instead of the rule.
if applicable.
                                         A-07      In the employee cafeteria, kitchen or break room, replace disposables with permanent dishware and use bulk
                                                   items (snacks, condiments, salt/pepper, etc.).
Website
                                         A-08      Eliminate individual bottles of water for employees and guests.
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit
                                         A-09      Limit the use of wire hangers by replacing them with reusable or paper hangers, when feasible.

                                         A-10      Offer durable, reusable garment bags for sale.
            Green Notes
                                         A-11      Offer an incentive to customers to help them remember to bring their reusable garment bags and return
 For information on setting up                     hangers.
 successful waste diversion programs
 and to learn about the cost savings     a-12      Donate, sell, or exchange unwanted but usable items (furniture, supplies, electronics, office supplies, etc.). Document
 achieved through waste diversion,                 donations and sales of materials. Use the EcofindeRRR at sfenvironment.org for help.
 visit www.recologysf.com. You can
 also call SF Environment’s Zero         a-13      Send and receive faxes directly from computers without printing.
 Waste program at 415-355-3745 for
 free technical assistance perfecting    a-14      Reuse paper or plastic packaging materials in your own shipments.
 your recycling or composting
 program.
                                         a-15      Centralize employee schedules, meeting announcements and journals in a single location (bulletin board, whiteboard, email,
                                                   etc.) to reduce printed copies.

                                         a-16      For catered events (lunches, meetings, etc.) institute a zero waste policy. If disposable dishware is necessary use
                                                   recyclable/compostable options and have composting/recycling collection easily accessible.

GARMENT CLEANING NOVEMBER 2010                                                                                                                                                       PAGE 1
                                          a-17   Reduce number of trash/compost/recycle bin liners by reusing bags or having unlined bins. If lining compost bins, use BPI
                                                 certified bags.

                                          a-18   Reduce junk mail. See www.StopJunkMail.org for tips.

                                          a-19   Use a paperless, web-based receipt and pick-up notification system.



                                          Environmentally Preferable Purchasing                                                             total measures needed: 7

                                          A-20   Purchase copy, computer and fax paper with minimum 50% post consumer waste (PCW) (recommended 100%).
                                                 ☛   How many reams of paper do you buy annually?
                                                 ☛   What is the recycled content of the paper (OPTIONS - 30%, 100% and 50%, enter two digits)?

                                          A-21   Use letterhead, envelopes and business cards containing a minimum of 50% PCW recycled content,
                                                 recommended 100%.

                                          A-22   Print marketing materials on paper containing a minimum of 50% PCW recycled content, recommended 100%.
Click on links for helpful tips.                 Use a corrugated or recyclable board in place of foam core boards.

                                          A-23   Purchase janitorial paper products with the highest PCW recycled content. Toilet paper and tissues must
  A      Solid Waste                             contain a minimum of 20% PCW recycled content and paper towels must contain a minimum of 40% PCW
                                                 recycled content.

                                          A-24   Purchase paper bags with minimum 40% PCW content.

  B      Energy Conservation              a-25   For folded shirts and wash-and-fold garments, use paper wrapping with recycled content in place of plastic packaging.

                                          a-26   Ask your vendor to supply garment tags with PCW content.

                                          a-27   Ask your vendor to supply reusable garment bags with post-consumer waste/recycled content.
  C      Water Conservation
                                          a-28   Purchase plastic film with as much PCW content as available from your supplier.

                                          a-29   Purchase paper hangers with minimum 50% PCW content.

                                          a-30   If using paper receipts, purchase receipt paper/cash register tape with minimum 30% PCW content.
  D      Pollution Prevention



                                          Energy Conservation
  F      General/Staff Education
                                          Energy Conservation                                                                               total measures needed: 4

 REQUIRED ITEM
                                          B-01   Use small fans OR space heaters during off hours instead of conditioning entire office.
Bold items indicate
a required measure in SF                  B-02   Use ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators (those over 10 years old should be replaced.)
and must be completed,
if applicable.
                                                 ☛   How many ENERGY STAR rated refrigerators does your business use?
                                                 ☛   How many energy efficient minibars do you have?

                                          B-03   Install programmable thermostat(s) and properly set cooling to 74°F and heating to 68°F. Program the
Website                                          thermostats for unoccupied hours when the facility is closed with cooling set at 90°F and heating at 55°F.
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit
                                          B-04   Set refrigerator temperature between 38ºF and 41ºF and freezer between 10º F and 20ºF.



                                          Lighting                                                                                          total measures needed: 4
          Green Notes
 SF Environment in a partnership          B-05   Replace all T-12 fluorescent lighting with energy-efficient T-8 or T-5 fixtures with electronic ballasts or other
 with PG&E, provides free energy
                                                 equivalent efficacy lighting.
 audits, reports, technical assistance,
 and rebates, for all commercial                 ☛   How many T-12 lamps have you replaced with T-8s (in electronic ballasts)?

 and multifamily customers in San
                                          B-06   Improve exit sign efficiency to less than 5 watts per sign by using LED, electroluminescent or
 Francisco. Contact SF Environment’s
                                                 photoluminescent signs.
 SF Energy Watch program and we
 will refer you to PG&E’s Express                ☛   How many LED exit signs does your business use?
 Efficiency program for efficiency
                                          B-07   Replace non-dimming incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents. Replace low wattage dimming and non-
 rebates not covered in our programs.
                                                 dimming incandescent bulbs with cold cathodes. Use halogen lamps only for low wattage spotlighting in retail
 SF Energy Watch:
                                                 environments.
 www.sfenergywatch.org.
                                                 ☛   How many incandescent lamps have you replaced with CFLs?

                                          B-08   Replace high wattage MR-16 halogen lamps with low wattage (37W or less) infrared (IR) MR-16 lamps.
GARMENT CLEANING NOVEMBER 2010                                                                                                                                           PAGE 2
                                           Energy Management                                                                           total measures needed: 1

                                           B-09   If you pay your energy bill, track monthly energy use using a spreadsheet or online tool (check with your utility
                                                  provider or try Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager).




Click on links for helpful tips.
                                           Water Conservation
  A      Solid Waste
                                           Water Management                                                                            total measures needed: 2

                                           C-01   Track monthly water use and monitor bills for leaks.

  B      Energy Conservation               C-02   Regularly check for and repair all leaks. Document leak inspections and plumbing related repairs.



                                           Water Conservation                                                                          total measures needed: 4

  C      Water Conservation
                                           C-03   Install low flow aerators with flow rates not to exceed 0.5 gpm on lavatory sinks.
                                                  ☛   How many employees does your business have at the certified location? (Leave blank if already entered for
                                                  previous measure.)
                                                  ☛   How many faucets do you have with low flow aerators installed?
  D      Pollution Prevention
                                                  ☛   What is the flow rate of the aerator (it only qualifies as a low flow aerator if the flow rate is below the
                                                  federal standard of 2.2 gpm)?

                                           C-04   Install toilets with 1.6 gpf (gallon per flush) or less.
  F      General/Staff Education                  ☛   How many male employees does your business employ (use averages per year)?
                                                  ☛   How many female employees does your business employ (use averages per year)?

 REQUIRED ITEM
                                                  ☛   How many visitors utilize your facility per day (use averages)?
                                                  ☛   How many customers utilize your facility per day (use averages)?
Bold items indicate                               ☛   What is the flush volume of your toilet?
a required measure in SF
and must be completed,                     C-05   Install urinals with 1.0 gpf (gallon per flush) or less.
if applicable.
                                           C-06   Install aerators on kitchen sinks (except fill sinks) and showerheads that do not exceed flow rates of 1.5 gpm.


Website
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit




          Green Notes
 SF Public Utilities Commission offers
 rebates for high efficiency toilets and
 urinals. For information on where you
 can buy efficient fixtures and current
 rebates, contact the SFPUC:
 www.sfwater.org.




GARMENT CLEANING NOVEMBER 2010                                                                                                                                  PAGE 3
                                            Pollution Prevention
                                            Clean Air                                                                                          total measures needed: 3

                                            D-01   Complete and submit the Fuel Tracker and Carbon Calculator for your commercial fleet
                                                   (www.commuterbenefits.org).

                                            D-02   Develop and maintain (through the term of GB recognition) an inventory of your fleet that includes make,
                                                   model, model year, fuel type, annual vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and gallons of fuel used per year.

                                            D-03   Join the Air Districts Spare the Air program and notify employees and customers of Spare the Air days.

                                            d-04   During your 3-year recognition period, reduce your transportation GHG emissions by 5%.
                                                   For ways to reduce fuel use and purchase alternative fuel vehicles, visit the Clean Fleets toolkit at
                                                   http://www.sfenvironment.org/downloads/library/clean_fleets_toolkit__greening_commercial_fleet.pdf

                                            d-05   Reduce fuel usage through promotion of transit (post maps), biking (provide bike parking and maintenance stipends), and
                                                   rideshare (use 511.org).
Click on links for helpful tips.
                                            d-06   Offset your company’s CO2 emissions through purchase of renewable energy credits (www.joinclimatesmart.com or
                                                   www.green-e.org for a list of certified offset providers) or installation of renewable energy sources.
  A       Solid Waste


                                            Janitorial Cleaning                                                                                total measures needed: 2

  B       Energy Conservation
                                            D-07   Use low toxic cleaning products such as those that are SF Approved (www.sfapproved.org), Green Seal
                                                   certified (www.greenseal.org), or receive at least an 8.1 rating on the GoodGuide (www.goodguide.com), in
                                                   non-aerosol containers.

  C       Water Conservation
                                                   ☛    What is the area (square footage) of your facility? Please include the sq ft of the space you occupy only.

                                            D-08   Safely dispose of unwanted or old chemicals (using the City’s VSQG program or find a service through
                                                   sfenvironment.org’s EcofindeRRR).


  D       Pollution Prevention
                                            Chemical Reduction In Garment Cleaning Facilities                                                  total measures needed: 6


                                            D-09   Implement Green Business practices in all locations, including agencies or drop off sites.
  F       General/Staff Education
                                            D-10   Properly dispose of all unused/prohibited spotters, detergents and other chemical products. Call the City’s
                                                   VSQG program at 415-330-1425 to schedule a drop off or use the EcoFindeRRR at sfenvironment.org to find
 REQUIRED ITEM                                     additional disposal options.

Bold items indicate                         D-11   Maintain a folder of product MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) on site and provide an inventory to the Green
a required measure in SF
                                                   Business Program staff.
and must be completed,
if applicable.
                                            D-12   Display educational materials that state which technology you use and that describe the environmental and
                                                   health benefits of wet or CO2 cleaning. For more information, visit the SF Environment garment cleaning site:
                                                   www.sfenvironment.org/garmentcleaning
Website
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit                 D-13   Ask your vendor to provide low-toxic detergents and spotting solutions. Use San Francisco’s list of preferable
                                                   spotting chemicals as a reference.

                                            D-14   Use gloves and eye protection when using spotting chemicals.

           Green Notes
 Safely dispose of all unwanted
 chemical products by using the City’s
                                            Pest Management                                                                                    total measures needed: 1
 VSQG program (contact 330.1425)
 or find a recycling/disposal facility by   D-15   Contract with a PCO certified to practice Integreated Pest Management or request your PCO to implement an
 using EcoFindeRRR at
                                                   IPM Program. Use SF Approved (www.sfenvironment.org/sfapproved) pesticides only
 http://www.sfenvironment.org/
 ecofinder/index.php




GARMENT CLEANING NOVEMBER 2010                                                                                                                                          PAGE 4
                                         Environmentally Preferable Purchasing                                                                 total measures needed: 5

                                         D-16   Replace all aerosols with pump dispensers.

                                         D-17   Collect items that are prohibited from the garbage (batteries, CFL’s, cell phones and other electronics, etc.) and
                                                institute a program for their safe disposal. OR Educate employees about disposal options for prohibited items.

                                         D-18   Use chlorine-free bleach in laundry.

                                         d-19   Replace standard fluorescent lights with low mercury fluorescent lights. Approved models can be found at
                                                www.sfapproved.org
                                                ☛   How many low mercury T8 lamps do you use in your facility?

                                         d-20   When sourcing with a commercial printer, request vegetable or other low-VOC inks.

                                         d-21      Use unbleached and/or chlorine-free paper products (copy paper, paper towels, napkins, coffee filters, etc.).
                                                ☛ How many reams of PCF paper do you buy annually?
                                         d-22   Purchase EPEAT certified (www.EPEAT.net) computers, laptops and monitors.
Click on links for helpful tips.
                                                ☛   How many EPEAT CPUs does your business use?

  A       Solid Waste
                                                ☛   How many EPEAT CRTs does your business use?
                                                ☛   How many EPEAT LCDs does your business use?

                                         d-23   When remodeling, use natural or low emissions building materials, carpets, or furniture.


  B       Energy Conservation




  C       Water Conservation

                                         General/Staff Education
                                         General                                                                                               total measures needed: 3
  D       Pollution Prevention

                                         F-01   Inform your customers about your business environmental efforts and what you are doing to meet the green
                                                business standards. For example: Post the Green Business logo, certification and pledge in a visible location;
                                                Post reminders listing steps you are taking to be a Green Business; Offer tours that highlight your Green
  F       General/Staff Education               Business successes; Offer customers green service or amenities options; Highlight your Green Business
                                                efforts and/or certification on your website, and link it to the SF Green Business home page,
                                                www.sfgreenbusiness.org.
 REQUIRED ITEM

Bold items indicate                      F-02   Adopt a written environmental policy statement stating your businesses commitment to operate as a green
a required measure in SF                        business, which must include a detailed green purchasing policy.
and must be completed,
if applicable.                           F-03   Train new employees on green business procedures and practices implemented by your business through your
                                                company’s employee handbook.


Website
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit




           Green Notes
 Offer individual employee awards such
 as “zero waste hero of the month.”
 Reward the winners with prizes such
 as gift certificates to local green
 businesses.




GARMENT CLEANING NOVEMBER 2010                                                                                                                                      PAGE 5
 Regulation adopting Green Business Checklist
            for Janitorial Cleaning
(San Francisco Environment Code, Chapter 15)
Regulation #SFE-11-04-GB Janitorial Cleaning
                                                   San Francisco Green Business Program Standards
                                                                                              Janitorial

                                        instructions   ❶   In order to qualify as a San Francisco Green Business, you must be in compliance with environmental regulations and
                                                           implement the minimum requirements of this checklist.
                                                       ❷   This checklist is for your review only. When you are ready to apply, please submit the enrollment form and checklist at
                                                           www.greenbusinessca.org and remember to save your work regularly.
                                                       ❸   In cases where the measures on this checklist are not entirely applicable, we may ask your business to implement additional
                                                           practices customized for your business.
                                                       ❹   ☛    This hand icon indicates that you will need to provide additional information so we can compute the environmental
                                                           savings of your business (GHG reduced, gallons of water saved, kWh saved, etc)

                                                       REQUIRED ITEM            Bold items indicate a required measure in SF and must be completed, if applicable.



Click on links for helpful tips.
                                         Solid Waste
  A      Solid Waste
                                          Waste Diversion                                                                                               total measures needed: 3

                                         A-01      Designate a recycling coordinator(s) to take responsibility for monitoring/maintaining proper waste diversion
                                                   and conducting ongoing education.
  B      Energy Conservation
                                         A-02      Divert all compostable and recyclable materials from landfill to demonstrate compliance with San Francisco’s
                                                   Mandatory Composting and Recycling Ordinance (www.sfenvironment.org/mandatory).
                                                   ☛   Do you pay your own garbage bill (yes or no)? If yes, please provide the level of service you recieve
                                                   (number of bins, capacity, pickup frequency)
  C      Water Conservation
                                                   ☛   How many employees does your business have at the certified location? (Leave blank if already entered for
                                                   previous measure.)

                                         A-03      Offer recycling and composting collection services for customers that do not currently recycle.
  D      Pollution Prevention
                                         a-04      Recycle film plastics. (plastic wrap, bags etc)



                                          Source Reduction                                                                                              total measures needed: 9
  F      General/Staff Education
                                         A-05      Keep a stack of previously used paper near printers. Use it for scratch paper or internal memos, make it into
 REQUIRED ITEM                                     notepads, or designate a bypass tray on printer for printing draft single-sided documents.

Bold items indicate                      A-06      Make two sided printing and copying standard practice in your business (set printers and copiers to default to
a required measure in SF                           duplex printing). Make single-sided the exception instead of the rule.
and must be completed,
if applicable.
                                         A-07      In the employee cafeteria, kitchen or break room, replace disposables with permanent dishware and use bulk
                                                   items (snacks, condiments, salt/pepper, etc.).

Website                                  A-08      Eliminate individual bottles of water for employees and guests.
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit
                                         A-09      Use microfiber or other washable cloths and dusters instead of paper towels.

                                         A-10      Use reusable spray bottles for dusters, glass cleaners, etc., instead of disposable containers.




                                                   ft
            Green Notes                  a-11      Donate, sell, or exchange unwanted but usable items (furniture, supplies, electronics, office supplies, etc.). Document
                                                   donations and sales of materials. Use the EcofindeRRR at sfenvironment.org for help.
 For information on setting up




                                                 a
 successful waste diversion programs
                                         a-12      Send and receive faxes directly from computers without printing.




                                               r
 and to learn about the cost savings
 achieved through waste diversion,       a-13      Reuse paper or plastic packaging materials in your own shipments.




                                             d
 visit www.recologysf.com. You can
 also call SF Environment’s Zero         a-14      Centralize employee schedules, meeting announcements and journals in a single location (bulletin board, whiteboard, email,
 Waste program at 415-355-3745 for                 etc.) to reduce printed copies.
 free technical assistance perfecting
 your recycling or composting            a-15      For catered events (lunches, meetings, etc.) institute a zero waste policy. If disposable dishware is necessary use
 program.                                          recyclable/compostable options and have composting/recycling collection easily accessible.

                                         a-16      Reduce number of trash/compost/recycle bin liners by reusing bags or having unlined bins. If lining compost bins, use BPI
                                                   certified bags.

                                         a-17      Reduce junk mail. See www.StopJunkMail.org for tips.
JANITORIAL NOVEMBER 2010                                                                                                                                                             PAGE 1
                                          Environmentally Preferable Purchasing                                                         total measures needed: 5

                                          A-18   Purchase copy, computer and fax paper with minimum 50% post consumer waste (PCW) (recommended 100%).
                                                 ☛   How many reams of paper do you buy annually?
                                                 ☛   What is the recycled content of the paper (OPTIONS - 30%, 100% and 50%, enter two digits)?

                                          A-19   Use letterhead, envelopes and business cards containing a minimum of 50% PCW recycled content,
                                                 recommended 100%.

                                          A-20   Print marketing materials on paper containing a minimum of 50% PCW recycled content, recommended 100%.

                                          A-21   Purchase janitorial paper products with the highest PCW recycled content. Toilet paper and tissues must
                                                 contain a minimum of 20% PCW recycled content and paper towels must contain a minimum of 40% PCW
                                                 recycled content.

                                          A-22   Purchase color copy paper with a minimum of 30% PCW recycled content.



Click on links for helpful tips.


  A      Solid Waste



                                          Energy Conservation
  B      Energy Conservation
                                          Energy Conservation                                                                           total measures needed: 7

                                          B-01   Use small fans OR space heaters during off hours instead of conditioning entire office.

  C      Water Conservation
                                          B-02   Use ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators (those over 10 years old should be replaced.)
                                                 ☛   How many ENERGY STAR rated refrigerators does your business use?
                                                 ☛   How many energy efficient minibars do you have?

  D      Pollution Prevention             B-03   Use sensors on vending machines and place machines in shaded areas.

                                          B-04   If you are a large business or have a complex network, use power management software programs to
                                                 automatically activate power management settings in computers and printers (for examples see-
                                                 http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_power_mgt_enterprises).
  F      General/Staff Education                 ☛    How many monitors have power management software installed to automatically turn off units when idle?

                                          B-05   Use office equipment with energy saving features (e.g. ENERGY STAR) and ensure that ENERGY STAR settings
 REQUIRED ITEM                                   are enabled.
Bold items indicate                              ☛   How many ENERGY STAR rated copier/printer units does your business use?
a required measure in SF
and must be completed,
                                                 ☛   How many ENERGY STAR rated LCD monitors does your business use?

if applicable.                            B-06   Install programmable thermostat(s) and properly set cooling to 74°F and heating to 68°F. Program the
                                                 thermostats for unoccupied hours when the facility is closed with cooling set at 90°F and heating at 55°F.

                                          B-07   Set refrigerator temperature between 38ºF and 41ºF and freezer between 10º F and 20ºF.
Website
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit

                                          Lighting                                                                                      total measures needed: 5




                                                   ft
          Green Notes                     B-08   Replace all T-12 fluorescent lighting with energy-efficient T-8 or T-5 fixtures with electronic ballasts or other
                                                 equivalent efficacy lighting.
 SF Environment in a partnership




                                                 a
 with PG&E, provides free energy
                                                 ☛   How many T-12 lamps have you replaced with T-8s (in electronic ballasts)?




                                               r
 audits, reports, technical assistance,   B-09   Improve exit sign efficiency to less than 5 watts per sign by using LED, electroluminescent or
 and rebates, for all commercial




                                             d
                                                 photoluminescent signs.
 and multifamily customers in San
 Francisco. Contact SF Environment’s
                                                 ☛   How many LED exit signs does your business use?

 SF Energy Watch program and we           B-10   Use lighting controls such as dual technology occupancy sensors, bypass/delay timers, photocells, or time
 will refer you to PG&E’s Express
                                                 clocks, especially in low occupancy areas such as closets and restrooms.
 Efficiency program for efficiency
 rebates not covered in our programs.            ☛   How many rooms are on occupancy sensors (usually in infrequently occupied areas such as restrooms,
                                                 private offices, locker rooms, conference spaces)?
 SF Energy Watch:
 www.sfenergywatch.org.                          ☛   How many rooms have photo cells (usually for exterior lighting or areas with significant natural light)?
                                                 ☛   How many rooms have time clocks (for large banks of lights on circuit breaker that generally operate
                                                 during off hours)?

JANITORIAL NOVEMBER 2010
                                                 ☛   How many ice, vending, and snack machines have motion sensors and are placed in shaded areas?
                                                                                                                                                                     PAGE 2
                                           B-11   Replace non-dimming incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents. Replace low wattage dimming and non-
                                                  dimming incandescent bulbs with cold cathodes. Use halogen lamps only for low wattage spotlighting in retail
                                                  environments.
                                                  ☛   How many incandescent lamps have you replaced with CFLs?


                                           B-12   Replace high wattage MR-16 halogen lamps with low wattage (37W or less) infrared (IR) MR-16 lamps.


                                           Energy Management                                                                           total measures needed: 1

                                           B-13   If you pay your energy bill, track monthly energy use using a spreadsheet or online tool (check with your utility
                                                  provider or try Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager).




Click on links for helpful tips.
                                           Water Conservation
  A      Solid Waste
                                           Water Management                                                                            total measures needed: 3

                                           C-01   Track monthly water use and monitor bills for leaks.

  B      Energy Conservation               C-02   Regularly check for and repair all leaks. Document leak inspections and plumbing related repairs.

                                           C-03   Ensure that all modifications made to fixtures between routine plumbing-related inspections will be corrected
                                                  to meet required maximum flow rates (e.g. replace missing aerators, adjust toilet flush volumes, etc.).

  C      Water Conservation
                                           Water Conservation                                                                          total measures needed: 5

                                           C-04   Install urinals with 1.0 gpf (gallon per flush) or less.
  D      Pollution Prevention              C-05   Install aerators on kitchen sinks (except fill sinks) and showerheads that do not exceed flow rates of 1.5 gpm.

                                           C-06   Install toilets with 1.6 gpf (gallon per flush) or less.
                                                  ☛   How many male employees does your business employ (use averages per year)?

  F      General/Staff Education                  ☛   How many female employees does your business employ (use averages per year)?
                                                  ☛   How many visitors utilize your facility per day (use averages)?
                                                  ☛   How many customers utilize your facility per day (use averages)?
 REQUIRED ITEM                                    ☛   What is the flush volume of your toilet?

Bold items indicate                        C-07   Install low flow aerators with flow rates not to exceed 0.5 gpm on lavatory sinks.
a required measure in SF
and must be completed,                            ☛   How many employees does your business have at the certified location? (Leave blank if already entered for
if applicable.                                    previous measure.)
                                                  ☛   How many faucets do you have with low flow aerators installed?
                                                  ☛   What is the flow rate of the aerator (it only qualifies as a low flow aerator if the flow rate is below the
Website                                           federal standard of 2.2 gpm)?
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit
                                           C-08   Institute and maintain a “No Running Water” policy. Train staff to never leave water running while cleaning.




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                                           Landscaping                                                                                 total measures needed: 1
          Green Notes
 SF Public Utilities Commission offers     C-09   Implement all practices listed on the Bay Friendly Landscape checklist. See - http://www.stopwaste.org/




                                                  a
 rebates for high efficiency toilets and          docs/bay-friendly_landscape_guidelines_-_chapter_2.pdf. Consider hiring a Bay Friendly Landscape Qualified




                                                r
 urinals. For information on where                professional.
 you can buy efficient fixtures and




                                              d
 current rebates, contact the SFPUC:
 www.sfwater.org. To schedule a
 free water wise evaluation, contact
 SFPUC Water Conservation
 section at 415-551-4730 or email
 waterconservation@sfwater.org to
 make an appointment. Specify you
 are currently enrolled in the Green
 Business Program.



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                                            Pollution Prevention
                                            Clean Air                                                                                             total measures needed: 4

                                            D-01   Set-up a Commuter Benefits Program to enable employees to use pre-tax deduction under IRS code 132(f) for
                                                   transit, vanpool or biking costs (www.commuterbenefits.org).
                                                   ☛   What is the approximate total distance (in miles) that all your employees commute per day?

                                            D-02   Join the Air Districts Spare the Air program and notify employees and customers of Spare the Air days.

                                            D-03   Sign up for Emergency Ride Home (www.sferh.org) that provides a free or low-cost ride home in cases of
                                                   emergencies for employees who use alternative transportation.

                                            d-04   Reduce fuel usage through promotion of transit (post maps), biking (provide bike parking and maintenance stipends), and
                                                   rideshare (use 511.org).

                                            d-05   Offset your company’s CO2 emissions through purchase of renewable energy credits (www.joinclimatesmart.com or
                                                   www.green-e.org for a list of certified offset providers) or installation of renewable energy sources.
Click on links for helpful tips.


  A       Solid Waste
                                            Janitorial Cleaning                                                                                   total measures needed: 9


                                            D-06   Use low toxic cleaning products such as those that are SF Approved (www.sfapproved.org), Green Seal
  B       Energy Conservation                      certified (www.greenseal.org), or receive at least an 8.1 rating on the GoodGuide (www.goodguide.com), in
                                                   non-aerosol containers.
                                                   ☛    What is the area (square footage) of your facility? Please include the sq ft of the space you occupy only.

                                            D-07   Safely dispose of unwanted or old chemicals (using the City’s VSQG program or find a service through
  C       Water Conservation                       sfenvironment.org’s EcofindeRRR).

                                            D-08   Stop use and dispose of all stainless steel cleaners & polishes that contain Trichloroethylene (TCE) and
                                                   Perchlorethylene (PCE).

  D       Pollution Prevention              D-09   Eliminate the use of chemical and aerosolized air fresheners/deodorizers. To freshen air, open windows or
                                                   adjust fan speed in restrooms and kitchens.

                                            D-10   Use microfiber cloths, mops, and dusters to minimize the need for chemical cleaners. Wash them separately
                                                   from other fabrics to increase their useful life.
  F       General/Staff Education
                                            D-11   Minimize the use of disinfectants to only surfaces in restrooms or on door handles. When necessary, use a
                                                   hydrogen peroxide based disinfecting product with an automatic dilution system.
 REQUIRED ITEM
                                            d-12   Strip floors only when the finish is worn- no more than twice a year per job site. Floor strippers are more hazardous than
Bold items indicate
a required measure in SF                           most products.
and must be completed,
if applicable.                              d-13   Clean drains frequently with hot water and steam to stop flies from breeding.

                                            d-14   Ensure proper ventilation in all places where chemicals are used and stored.

Website                                     d-15   Adopt practices that reduce or eliminate the need to use floor strippers, such as buffing stone floors, top coat buffing
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit                        approaches, or installing flooring materials that do not require finishes.

                                            d-16   Use carpet extraction equipment that meets at a minimum the Carpet and Rug Institute Bronze Seal of Approval
                                                   (www.carpet-rug.org).




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           Green Notes                      d-17   Use vacuum cleaners meeting the Carpet and Rug Institute “Green Label” Testing Program Vacuum Cleaner Criteria for
 Safely dispose of all unwanted                    improved indoor air quality (www.carpet-rug.org).




                                                   a
 chemical products by using the City’s




                                                 r
 VSQG program (contact 330.1425)
 or find a recycling/disposal facility by




                                               d
 using EcoFindeRRR at
 http://www.sfenvironment.org/
 ecofinder/index.php




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                                           Company Owned Vehicles                                                                            total measures needed: 4


                                           D-18   Use California Air Resource Board’s calculator to determine compliance with AB 32, the Truck and Bus Rule
                                                  (http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/calculators.htm)

                                           D-19   Develop and maintain (through the term of GB recognition) an inventory of your fleet that includes make,
                                                  model, model year, fuel type, annual vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and gallons of fuel used per year.

                                           D-20   Complete and submit the Fuel Tracker and Carbon Calculator for your commercial fleet
                                                  (http://www.sfenvironment.org/our_programs/topics.html?ssi=7&ti=17)

                                           D-21   During your 3-year recognition period, reduce your transportation GHG emissions by 5%. For ways to reduce
                                                  fuel use and purchase alternative fuel vehicles, visit the Clean Fleets toolkit at
                                                  http://www.sfenvironment.org/downloads/library/clean_fleets_toolkit__greening_commercial_fleet.pdf



                                           Employee Education                                                                                 total measures needed:9
Click on links for helpful tips.
                                           D-22   Identify high-risk products (ex. acid bowl cleaners, disinfectants, floor strippers) and train cleaning staff to use
  A       Solid Waste                             them with extra care and protection.

                                           D-23   Keep and maintain a binder of product MSDSs (Material Safety Data Sheets) readily available for your
                                                  employees.

  B       Energy Conservation              D-24   Schedule regular safety training refreshers with cleaning staff. Provide safety training material in English,
                                                  Spanish, and Chinese.

                                           D-25   Train cleaning staff to read the MSDS before using new products.

  C       Water Conservation               D-26   Train cleaning staff to use products as directed by vendor and to be aware that stronger mixtures are not
                                                  necessarily better.

                                           D-27   Provide gloves and safety goggles for cleaning staff. Educate staff of their importance and train them to use
                                                  them even when using “mild” products.
  D       Pollution Prevention
                                           D-28   Develop and maintain a set of written standard operating procedures to be available to all cleaning personnel
                                                  and clients in English, Spanish and Chinese.

                                           d-29   When introducing new products, train staff to expect a performance adjustment period. It takes about a week for the
  F       General/Staff Education                 residue of the previous product to stop interfering with the new products performance.

                                           d-30   Train employees to hang mops upside down so not to attract flies.
 REQUIRED ITEM
                                           d-31   Train cleaning staff to use automatic product mixers and automatic dispensing systems and make it a policy to use them
Bold items indicate                               whenever they are available.
a required measure in SF
and must be completed,                     d-32   Train employees to spray cleaner directly onto the cleaning cloth.
if applicable.



                                           Pest Management                                                                                   total measures needed: 1
Website
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit
                                           D-33   Contract with a PCO certified to practice Integreated Pest Management or request your PCO to implement an
                                                  IPM Program. Use SF Approved (www.sfenvironment.org/sfapproved) pesticides only




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           Green Notes
 SF Environment is developing




                                                  a
 multilingual training resources to help




                                                r
 janitorial services train staff on the
 use of green cleaning products and




                                              d
 methods. For more information about
 training, contact SF Environment’s
 Toxics Reduction program at
 415-355-3766.




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                                             Environmentally Preferable Purchasing                                                             total measures needed: 7

                                             D-34   Use unbleached and/or chlorine-free paper products (copy paper, paper towels, napkins, coffee filters, etc.).
                                                    ☛   How many reams of PCF paper do you buy annually?

                                             D-35   Use refilled or remanufactured laser and copier toner cartridges.
                                                    ☛ How many remanufactured toner cartridges do you purchase for use every year?
                                             D-36   Purchase EPEAT certified (www.EPEAT.net) computers, laptops and monitors.
                                                    ☛   How many EPEAT CPUs does your business use?
                                                    ☛   How many EPEAT CRTs does your business use?
                                                    ☛   How many EPEAT LCDs does your business use?

                                             D-37   When sourcing with a commercial printer, request vegetable or other low-VOC inks.

                                             D-38   Collect items that are prohibited from the garbage (batteries, CFL’s, cell phones and other electronics, etc.) and
                                                    institute a program for their safe disposal. OR Educate employees about disposal options for prohibited items.

Click on links for helpful tips.
                                             D-39   Purchase only processed chlorine free (PCF) janitorial paper for customers.

                                             d-40   Do business with other green businesses (www.greenbusinessca.org).
  A       Solid Waste
                                             d-41   When remodeling, use natural or low emissions building materials, carpets, or furniture.

                                             d-42   If providing cell phones for employees, choose phones that have a low SAR value and provide a headset. See
                                                    http://www.ewg.org/cellphone-radiation for details.
  B       Energy Conservation
                                             d-43   Purchase organically or locally grown foods and beverages for the office kitchen.




  C       Water Conservation




  D       Pollution Prevention



                                             General/Staff Education
  F       General/Staff Education
                                             General                                                                                           total measures needed: 5

 REQUIRED ITEM
                                             F-01   Provide 3 on-going incentives or training opportunities to encourage management and employee participation
Bold items indicate                                 in the Green Business Program. For example, incorporate Green Business into performance appraisals,
a required measure in SF                            job descriptions, training programs, employee orientations, staff meeting discussions, employee reference
and must be completed,
                                                    material, company newsletter or bulletins and company suggestion and reward programs.
if applicable.

                                             F-02   Inform your customers about your business environmental efforts and what you are doing to meet the green
                                                    business standards. For example: Post the Green Business logo, certification and pledge in a visible location;
Website                                             Post reminders listing steps you are taking to be a Green Business; Offer tours that highlight your Green
sfgreenbusiness.org/toolkit                         Business successes; Offer customers green service or amenities options; Highlight your Green Business
                                                    efforts and/or certification on your website, and link it to the SF Green Business home page,
                                                    www.sfgreenbusiness.org.




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           Green Notes                       F-03   Adopt a written environmental policy statement stating your businesses commitment to operate as a green
                                                    business, which must include a detailed green purchasing policy.
 Offer individual employees awards




                                                    a
 such as “green cleaning hero of the
                                             F-04   Train new employees on green business procedures and practices implemented by your business through your




                                                  r
 month.” Reward the winners with
                                                    company’s employee handbook.
 prizes such as gift certificates to local




                                                d
 green businesses.                           F-05   Post signage encouraging resource conservation (e.g. reminders to turn off lights, turn off faucets, recycling
                                                    and composting, etc.)




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 Regulation adopting Green Business Checklist
                 for Catering
(San Francisco Environment Code, Chapter 15)
     Regulation #SFE-11-05-GB Catering
       San Francisco Green Business Program
       CATERING STANDARD
                  1) In order to qualify as a San Francisco Green Business, you must be in compliance with
                  environmental regulations and implement the minimum requirements of this checklist.
                  2) This checklist is for your review only. When you are ready to apply, please submit the enrollment
                  form and checklist at http://www.greenbusinessca.org and remember to save your work regularly.
                  3) In cases where the measures on this checklist are not entirely applicable, we may ask your
                  business to implement additional practices customized for your business.
                  4) The bullets indicates that you will need to provide additional information so we can compute the
                  environmental savings of your business (GHG reduced, gallons of water saved, kWh saved, etc)
instructions      5) Measure numbers in BOLD are required.




                  Solid Waste
                  For information on setting up successful waste diversion programs and to learn about the cost
                  savings achieved through waste diversion, visit www.recologysf.com.You can also call SF
                  Environment’s Zero Waste program at 415-355-3745 for free technical assistance perfecting your
green notes       recycling or composting program.

measure
number            measure description

Waste Diversion   total measures needed: 2
                  Divert all compostable and recyclable materials from landfill and demonstrate a diversion rate of at
A-1               least 75%.
                       Do you pay your own garbage bill (yes or no)?
                       How many employees does your business have at the certified location? (Leave blank if
                           already entered for previous measure.)

                  Designate a recycling coordinator(s) to take responsibility for monitoring/maintaining proper waste
A-2               diversion and conducting ongoing education.

Source
Reduction         total measures needed: 10

                  Eliminate individually wrapped items. Use bulk straws, condiments, to-go cutlery, salt, pepper, sugar,
A-3               etc.
A-4               Donate excess edible food (ex. SF Food Bank or www.foodrunners.org).
                  For full service operations, use cloth instead of paper where possible (e.g. napkins, placemats, liners,
A-5               etc.).

                  Use only compostable or recyclable take out food service ware and ensure compliance with the City's
A-6               Food Service Waste Reduction ordinance (www.SFEnvironment.org/foodservice).
                  Keep a stack of previously used paper near printers. Use it for scratch paper or internal memos,
A-7               make it into notepads, or designate a bypass tray on printer for printing draft single-sided documents.

                  Make two sided printing and copying standard practice in your business (set printers and copiers to
A-8               default to duplex printing). Make single-sided the exception instead of the rule.
                  In the employee cafeteria, kitchen or break room, replace disposables with permanent dishware and
A-9               use bulk items (snacks, condiments, salt/pepper, etc.).


A-10              Eliminate individual bottles of water for employees and guests.

                  Use letterhead, envelopes and business cards containing a minimum of 50% post consumer waste
A-11              recycled content, recommended 100%.
                  For catered events (lunches, meetings, etc.) institute a zero waste policy. If disposable dishware is
                  necessary use recyclable/compostable options and have composting/recycling collection easily
A-12              accessible.

a-13              Reuse paper or plastic packaging materials in your own shipments.

                  Reduce number of trash/compost/recycle bin liners by reusing bags or having unlined bins. If lining
a-14              compost bins, use BPI certified bags.

a-15              Reduce junk mail. See www.StopJunkMail.org for tips.

Environmentally
Preferrable
Purchasing        total measures needed: 8

                  Purchase copy, computer and fax paper with minimum 50% post consumer waste (recommended
A-16              100%).
                      How many reams of paper do you buy annually?
                      What is the recycled content of the paper (OPTIONS - 30%, 100% and 50 %, enter two
                         digits)?
                  Purchase menu paper containing a minimum 50% post consumer waste recycled content. If using
A-17              color or specialty papers, purchase a minimum of 30% post consumer waste recycled content.

A-18              Purchase napkins containing a minimum of 50% post consumer waste recycled content.

                  Eliminate the use of plastic bags. Use paper bags containing a minimum of 40% post consumer
A-19              waste recycled content or BPI certified compostable bags.

                  Purchase janitorial paper products with the highest postconsumer waste (PCW) recycled content.
                  Toilet paper and tissues must contain a minimum of 20% PCW recycled content and paper towels
A-20              must contain a minimum of 40% PCW recycled content.

A-21              Use a corrugated or recyclable board in place of foam core boards.

                  Print marketing materials on paper containing a minimum of 50% post consumer waste recycled
A-22              content, recommended 100%.

A-23              Purchase color copy paper with a minimum of 30% post consumer waste recycled content.




                  Energy Conservation
                    SF Environment in a partnership with PG&E, provides free energy audits, reports, technical
                    assistance, and rebates, for all
                    commercial and multifamily customers in San Francisco. Contact SF Environment’s SF Energy
                    Watch program and we will refer you to PG&E’s Express Efficiency program for efficiency rebates not
green notes         covered in our programs. SF Energy Watch: www.sfenergywatch.org.

measure
number              measure description

Energy
Conservation        total measures needed: 7
B-1                 Use energy efficient cooking equipment.
                           How many Energy Star electric steam cookers do you use?
                           How many high efficiency electric combination ovens do you use?
                           How many Energy Star electric fryers do you use?
                           How many insulated hot food holding cabinets do you employ?
                    Use a low flow pre-rinse nozzle for dish scraping and pre-cleaning. (Saves both heating and water
B-2                 costs).
                           How many low-flow pre-rinse nozzle with electric water heating for dish scraping does your
                            kitchen use?

B-3                 Use small fans OR space heater during off hours instead of conditioning entire office.

B-4                 Use ENERGY STAR® office equipment and enable energy saving features.
                        How many ENERGY STAR rated copier/printer units does your business use?
                        How many ENERGY STAR rated LCD monitors does your business use?

                    If you are a large business or have a complex network, use power management software programs to
                    automatically activate power management settings in computers and printers (for examples see-
B-5                 http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_power_mgt_enterprises).
                          How many monitors have power management software installed to automatically turn off
                             units when idle?

B-6                 Use sensors on vending machines and place machines in shaded areas.

B-7                 Use ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators (those over 10 years old should be replaced).
                           How many ENERGY STAR rated refrigerators does your business use?
                           How many energy efficient minibars do you have?

Hvac (Heating,
Ventilation And
Air Conditioning)   total measures needed: 4


                    Complete regularly scheduled maintenance on your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning)
                    system at least twice a year which includes: Cleaning or replacing filters on heating and air-
                    conditioning units; Performing maintenance at least twice a year; Cleaning air-conditioning condenser
B-8                 coils four times a year. Maintaining proper function of economizers on Air-Conditioning units.

                    Install programmable thermostat(s) and properly set cooling to 74°F and heating to 68°F. Program
                    the thermostats for unoccupied hours when the facility is closed with cooling set at 90°F and heating
B-9                 at 55°F.
B-10                Push appliances back against the wall under the ventilation hood.
B-11            Add side panels to your ventilation hood.

Lighting        total measures needed: 5

                Replace non-dimming incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents. Replace low wattage dimming
                and non-dimming incandescent bulbs with cold cathodes. Use halogen lamps only for low wattage
B-12            spotlighting in retail environments.
                       How many incandescent lamps have you replaced with CFLs?
B-13            Use energy efficient exit signs, such as LEDs.
                       How many LED exit signs does your business use?

                Replace all T-12 fluorescent lighting with energy-efficient T-8 or T-5 fixtures with electronic ballasts or
B-14            other equivalent efficacy lighting.
                       How many T-12 lamps have you replaced with T-8s (in electronic ballasts)?

                Use lighting controls such as dual technology occupancy sensors, bypass/delay timers, photocells, or
B-15            time clocks, especially in low occupancy areas such as closets and restrooms.
                     How many rooms are on occupancy sensors (usually in infrequently occupied areas such as
                        restrooms, private offices, locker rooms, conference spaces)?
                     How many rooms have photo cells (usually for exterior lighting or areas with significant
                        natural light)?
                     How many rooms have time clocks (for large banks of lights on circuit breaker that generally
                        operate during off hours)?
                     How many ice, vending, and snack machines have motion sensors and are placed in shaded
                        areas?

                Replace high wattage MR-16 halogen lamps with low wattage (37W or less) infrared (IR) MR-16
B-16            lamps.

Refrigeration   total measures needed: 7

B-17            Use automatic door closers or open door buzzers on walk-in refrigerator/freezer doors.

                Maintain refrigerator doors by replacing worn gaskets, aligning doors, enabling automatic door
B-18            closers, and replacing worn or damaged strip curtains.

B-19            Install plastic strip curtains on walk-in refrigerator/freezer doors.

B-20            Set refrigerator temperature between 38ºF and 41ºF and freezer between 10º F and 20ºF.

B-21            Insulate all refrigeration cold suction lines.

                Ensure refrigeration defrost time clocks are set properly including: length of defrost cycle (no more
                than 15 minutes), frequency (no more than four times daily), and time (no defrost during peak energy
B-22            hours - noon to 6 pm.)

                Clean evaporator and condenser coils and ensure proper air-flow. Straighten damaged fins and
                remove objects that block air to the coils. Perform and document coil maintenance at least four times
B-23            a year.

Water Heating   total measures needed: 2
               Set the thermostat to deliver the minimum hot water temperature required by the health codes.
B-24           Typically 140°F.

B-25           Insulate all accessible hot water pipes leading to and from the water heater.

Energy
Management     total measures needed: 1

               If you pay your energy bill, track monthly energy use using a spreadsheet or online tool (check with
B-26           your utility provider or try Energy Star's Portfolio Manager).




               Water Conservation
               SF Public Utilities Commission offers rebates for high efficiency toilets and urinals. For information on
               where you can buy
               efficient fixtures and current rebates, contact the SFPUC: www.sfwater.org. To schedule a free water
               wise evaluation, contact SFPUC Water Conservation section at 415-551-4730 or email
               waterconservation@sfwater.org to make an appointment. Specify you are currently enrolled in the
green notes    Green Business Program.

measure
number         measure description


Landscaping    total measures needed: 1

               Implement all practices listed on the Bay Friendly Landscape checklist. See-
               http://www.stopwaste.org/docs/bay-friendly_landscape_guidelines_-_chapter_2.pdf. Consider hiring a
C-1            Bay Friendly Landscape Qualified professional.


Water
Management     total measures needed: 2

C-2            Track monthly water use and monitor bills for leaks.

C-3            Regularly check for and repair all leaks. Document leak inspections and plumbing related repairs.


Water
Conservation   total measures needed: 6

               Install aerators on kitchen sinks (except fill sinks) and showerheads that do not exceed flow rates of
C-4            1.5 gpm.

C-5            Install toilets with 1.6 gpf (gallon per flush) or less.
                    How many male employees does your business employ (use averages per year)?
                    How many female employees does your business employ (use averages per year)?
                    How many visitors utilize your facility per day (use averages)?
                    How many customers utilize your facility per day (use averages)?
                    What is the flush volume of your toilet?
C-6              Install low flow aerators with flow rates not to exceed 0.5 gpm on lavatory sinks.
                      How many employees does your business have at the certified location? (Leave blank if
                           already entered for previous measure.)
                      How many faucets do you have with low flow aerators installed?
                      What is the flow rate of the aerator (it only qualifies as a low flow aerator if the flow rate is
                           below the federal standard of 2.2 gpm)?
C-7              Use 1.6 gpm or less pre-rinse spray valves to rinse dishes.
C-8              Install urinals with 1.0 gpf (gallon per flush) or less.

                 Clean surfaces using dry sweeping methods and/or pressure wash surfaces with a ? 1.6 gpm high
C-9              velocity spray nozzle. Use of a hose to spray down surfaces is prohibited.




                 Pollution Prevention
                 Safely dispose of all unwanted chemical products by using the City’s VSQG program (contact
                 330.1425) or find a recycling/disposal facility by using EcoFindeRRR at
green notes      http://www.sfenvironment.org/ecofinder/index.php

measure
number           measure description

Clean Air        total measures needed: 3
                 Set-up a Commuter Benefits Program to enable employees to use pre-tax deduction under IRS code
D-1              132(f) for transit, vanpool or biking costs (see website in green note above).
                        What is the total distance (in miles) that all your employees commute per day?
                 Join the Air Districts Spare the Air program and notify employees and customers of Spare the Air
D-2              days.
                 Sign up for Emergency Ride Home (www.sferh.org) that provides a free or low-cost ride home in
D-3              cases of emergencies for employees who use alternative transportation.
                 Reduce fuel usage through promotion of transit (post maps), biking (provide bike parking and
d-4              maintenance stipends), and rideshare (use 511.org).
                 Offset your company's CO2 emissions through purchase of renewable energy credits
                 (www.joinclimatesmart.com or www.green-e.org for a list of certified offset providers) or installation of
d-5              renewable energy sources.


Janitorial
Cleaning         total measures needed: 2
                 Become a fragrance free or chemical free facility by eliminating chemical and aerosolized air
D-6              fresheners/deodorizers. To freshen air, open windows or adjust fan speed in restrooms and kitchens.
                 Safely dispose of unwanted or old chemicals (using the City's VSQG program or find a service
D-7              through sfenvironment.org's EcofindeRRR).

Company
Owned Vehicles   total measures needed: 4
                 Use California Air Resource Board's calculator to determine compliance with AB 32, the Truck and
D-8              Bus Rule (http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/calculators.htm)
                 Develop and maintain (through the term of GB recognition) an inventory of your fleet that includes
                 make, model, model year, fuel type, annual vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and gallons of fuel used per
D-9              year.
                  Complete and submit the Fuel Tracker and Carbon Calculator for your commercial fleet
D-10              (http://www.sfenvironment.org/our_programs/topics.html?ssi=7&ti=17)
                  During your 3-year recognition period, reduce your transportation GHG emissions by 5%. For ways to
                  reduce fuel use and purchase alternative fuel vehicles, visit the Clean Fleets toolkit at
D-11              http://www.sfenvironment.org/downloads/library/clean_fleets_toolkit__greening_commercial_fleet.pdf



Kitchen           total measures needed: 1

D-12              Give or sell restaurant's used cooking oil for use as alternative fuel, such as biodiesel.
                       How many gallons of oil do you recycle for production of biodiesel each month?


Pest
Management        total measures needed: 1
                  Contract with a PCO certified to practice Integreated Pest Management or request your PCO to
D-13              implement an IPM Program. Use SF Approved (www.sfenvironment.org/sfapproved) pesticides only.

Environmentally
Preferable
Purchasing        total measures needed: 9
                  Use unbleached and/or chlorine-free paper products (copy paper, paper towels, napkins, coffee
D-14              filters, etc.).
                         How many reams of PCF paper do you buy annually?
                  Replace standard fluorescent lights with low mercury fluorescent lights. Approved models can be
D-15              found at www.sfapproved.org.
                         How many low mercury T8 lamps do you use in your facility?

                  Use low toxic cleaning products such as those that are SF Approved (www.sfapproved.org), Green
                  Seal certified (www.greenseal.org), or receive at least an 8.1 rating on the GoodGuide
D-16              (www.goodguide.com), in non-aerosol containers.
                         What is the area (square footage) of your facility? Please include the sq ft of the space you
                          occupy only.
D-17              When sourcing with a commercial printer, request vegetable or other low-VOC inks.
                  For at least 25% of your food and beverages, use certified organic, fair trade, sustainably harvested
D-18              and/or locally grown food products and beverages.
                  Offer sustainable options for at least 50% of all seafood and communicate to customers which fish
                  are sustainable. Use Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program as a guide
D-19              (http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.aspx).

D-20              Purchase EPEAT certified (www.EPEAT.net) computers, laptops and monitors.
                      How many EPEAT CPUs does your business use?
                      How many EPEAT CRTs does your business use?
                      How many EPEAT LCDs does your business use?
                  Collect items that are prohibited from the garbage (batteries, CFL’s, cell phones and other
                  electronics, etc.) and institute a program for their safe disposal. OR Educate employees about
D-21              disposal options for prohibited items.

D-22              Use refilled or remanufactured laser and copier toner cartridges.
                      How many remanufactured toner cartridges do you purchase for use every year?

d-23              When remodeling, use natural or low emissions building materials, carpets, or furniture.
              If providing cell phones for employees, choose phones that have a low SAR value and provide a
d-24          headset. See http://www.ewg.org/cellphone-radiation for details.




              Wastewater
              Please visit the website of the Wastewater Enterprise at www.sfwater.org to learn more about the
green notes   City's Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Program.


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Kitchen       total measures needed: 1

              Ensure employees practice BMPs
              for management of FOGs (e.g. no pouring of grease down the drain, etc.). For BMPs see
E-1           http://sfwater.org/detail.cfm/MC_ID/14/MSC_ID/118/MTO_ID/229/C_ID/1864/ListID/1.

Storm Water
Pollution
Prevention    total measures needed: 5
              Clean private catch basins annually
E-2           (by October 15th), before the first rain and as needed thereafter.

              Keep a spill kit handy to catch/collect spills from hazardous materials, grease, or leaking company,
              employee, or guest vehicles. Make sure there is adequate absorbent material to contain the largest
E-3           possible spill.
              Label all storm water drains with No dumping, Drains to Bay message. You may choose to have a
E-4           volunteer organization label storm drains on your behalf.
              Do not wash cars, equipment, floor mats or other items where run-off water flows straight to the storm
E-5           drain.
              Keep dumpsters covered and impermeable to rainwater. Keep them from overflowing and keep
E-6           dumpster/parking areas clean.




              General-Staff Education
              Offer individual employee awards such as “zero waste hero of the month.” Reward the winners with
              prizes such as gift certificates
green notes   to local green businesses.

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number        measure description



General       total measures needed: 5
              Inform your customers about your business environmental efforts and what you are doing to meet the
              green business standards. For example: Post the Green Business logo, certification and pledge in a
F-1           visible location; Post reminders listing steps you are taking to be a Green Business; Offer tours that
      highlight your Green Business successes; Offer customers green service or amenities options;
      Highlight your Green Business efforts and/or certification on your website, and link it to the GBP
      home page.
      Adopt a written environmental policy statement stating your businesses commitment to operate as a
F-2   green business, which must include a detailed green purchasing policy.
      Post signage encouraging resource conservation (e.g. reminders to turn off lights, turn off faucets,
F-3   recycling and composting, etc.)

      Provide 3 on-going incentives or training opportunities to encourage management and employee
      participation in the Green Business Program. For example, incorporate Green Business into
      performance appraisals, job descriptions, training programs, employee orientations, staff meeting
      discussions, employee reference material, company newsletter or bulletins and company suggestion
F-4   and reward programs.
      Train new employees on green business procedures and practices implemented by your business
F-5   through your company's employee handbook.
 Regulation adopting Green Business Checklist
            for Commercial Printers
(San Francisco Environment Code, Chapter 15)
Regulation #SFE-11-06-GB Commercial Printers
       San Francisco Green Business Program
       COMMERCIAL PRINTER STANDARD
                  1) In order to qualify as a San Francisco Green Business, you must be in compliance with
                  environmental regulations and implement the minimum requirements of this checklist.
                  2) This checklist is for your review only. When you are ready to apply, please submit the enrollment
                  form and checklist at http://www.greenbusinessca.org and remember to save your work regularly.
                  3) In cases where the measures on this checklist are not entirely applicable, we may ask your
                  business to implement additional practices customized for your business.
                  4) The bullet indicates that you will need to provide additional information so we can compute the
                  environmental savings of your business (GHG reduced, gallons of water saved, kWh saved, etc)
instructions      5) Measure numbers in BOLD are required.




                  Solid Waste
                  For information on setting up successful waste diversion programs and to learn about the cost
                  savings achieved through waste diversion, visit www.recologysf.com.You can also call SF
                  Environment’s Zero Waste program at 415-355-3745 for free technical assistance perfecting your
green notes       recycling or composting program.

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number            measure description

Waste Diversion   total measures needed: 2
                  Divert all compostable and recyclable materials from landfill and demonstrate a diversion rate of at
A-1               least 75%.
                       Do you pay your own garbage bill (yes or no)?
                       How many employees does your business have at the certified location? (Leave blank if
                           already entered for previous measure.)

                  Designate a recycling coordinator(s) to take responsibility for monitoring/maintaining proper waste
A-2               diversion and conducting ongoing education.

Source
Reduction         total measures needed: 12

                  Keep a stack of previously used paper near printers. Use it for scratch paper or internal memos,
A-3               make it into notepads, or designate a bypass tray on printer for printing draft single-sided documents.
                  Make two sided printing and copying standard practice in your business (set printers and copiers to
A-4               default to duplex printing). Make single-sided the exception instead of the rule.
                  Eliminate the use of plastic bags. Use paper bags containing a minimum of 40% post consumer
A-5               waste (PCW) recycled content or BPI certified compostable bags.

                  In the employee cafeteria, kitchen or break room, replace disposables with permanent dishware and
A-6               use bulk items (snacks, condiments, salt/pepper, etc.).


A-7               Eliminate individual bottles of water for employees and guests.


a-8               Retailers -- offer durable, reusable bags at checkout.
                  Donate, sell, or exchange unwanted but usable items (furniture, supplies, electronics, office supplies,
                  etc.). Document donations and sales of materials. Use the EcofindeRRR at sfenvironment.org for
a-9               help.

a-10              Send and receive faxes directly from computers without printing.



a-11              Reuse paper or plastic packaging materials in your own shipments.
                  Centralize employee schedules, meeting announcements and journals in a single location (bulletin
a-12              board, whiteboard, email, etc.) to reduce printed copies.
                  For catered events (lunches, meetings, etc.) institute a zero waste policy. If disposable dishware is
                  necessary use recyclable/compostable options and have composting/recycling collection easily
a-13              accessible.

                  Reduce number of trash/compost/recycle bin liners by reusing bags or having unlined bins. If lining
a-14              compost bins, use BPI certified bags.



a-15              Reduce junk mail. See www.StopJunkMail.org for tips.

                  Retailers - offer an incentive to customers who bring their own shopping bags, coffee mugs, etc.
a-16              and/or use a disincentive such as charging a fee for disposable containers and bags.

Environmentally
Preferrable
Purchasing        total measures needed: 8

                  Purchase copy, computer and fax paper with minimum 50% post consumer waste (recommended
A-17              100%).
                      How many reams of paper do you buy annually?
                      What is the recycled content of the paper (OPTIONS - 30%, 100% and 50 %, enter two
                         digits)?


A-18              Use a corrugated or recyclable board in place of foam core boards.

                  Purchase large format or plotter paper with a minimum 30% recycled content, or higher recycled
A-19              content if available.

                  Use letterhead, envelopes and business cards containing a minimum of 50% PCW recycled content,
A-20              recommended 100%.


                  Print marketing materials on paper containing a minimum of 50% post consumer waste recycled
A-21              content, recommended 100%.
                  Purchase janitorial paper products with the highest postconsumer waste (PCW) recycled content.
                  Toilet paper and tissues must contain a minimum of 20% PCW recycled content and paper towels
A-22              must contain a minimum of 40% PCW recycled content.


A-23              Purchase color copy paper with a minimum of 30% post consumer waste recycled content.
               Energy Conservation
               SF Environment in a partnership with PG&E, provides free energy audits, reports, technical
               assistance, and rebates, for all
               commercial and multifamily customers in San Francisco. Contact SF Environment’s SF Energy
               Watch program and we will refer you to PG&E’s Express Efficiency program for efficiency rebates not
green notes    covered in our programs. SF Energy Watch: www.sfenergywatch.org.

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number         measure description

Energy
Conservation   total measures needed: 7
B-1            Use small fans OR space heater during off hours instead of conditioning entire office.

B-2            Use ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators (those over 10 years old should be replaced).
                   How many ENERGY STAR rated refrigerators does your business use?
                   How many energy efficient minibars do you have?

B-3            Use sensors on vending machines and place machines in shaded areas.
               If you are a large business or have a complex network, use power management software programs to
               automatically activate power management settings in computers and printers (for examples see-
B-4            http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_power_mgt_enterprises).
                     How many monitors have power management software installed to automatically turn off
                        units when idle?
B-5            Use ENERGY STAR® office equipment and enable energy saving features.
                   How many ENERGY STAR rated copier/printer units does your business use?
                   How many ENERGY STAR rated LCD monitors does your business use?

               Install programmable thermostat(s) and properly set cooling to 74°F and heating to 68°F. Program
               the thermostats for unoccupied hours when the facility is closed with cooling set at 90°F and heating
B-6            at 55°F.

B-7            Set refrigerator temperature between 38ºF and 41ºF and freezer between 10º F and 20ºF.

Lighting       total measures needed: 5

               Replace non-dimming incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents. Replace low wattage dimming
               and non-dimming incandescent bulbs with cold cathodes. Use halogen lamps only for low wattage
B-8            spotlighting in retail environments.
                      How many incandescent lamps have you replaced with CFLs?
B-9            Use energy efficient exit signs, such as LEDs.
                      How many LED exit signs does your business use?

               Replace all T-12 fluorescent lighting with energy-efficient T-8 or T-5 fixtures with electronic ballasts or
B-10           other equivalent efficacy lighting.
                      How many T-12 lamps have you replaced with T-8s (in electronic ballasts)?

               Use lighting controls such as dual technology occupancy sensors, bypass/delay timers, photocells, or
B-11           time clocks, especially in low occupancy areas such as closets and restrooms.
                       How many rooms are on occupancy sensors (usually in infrequently occupied areas such as
                        restrooms, private offices, locker rooms, conference spaces)?
                       How many rooms have photo cells (usually for exterior lighting or areas with significant
                        natural light)?
                       How many rooms have time clocks (for large banks of lights on circuit breaker that generally
                        operate during off hours)?
                       How many ice, vending, and snack machines have motion sensors and are placed in shaded
                        areas?

               Replace high wattage MR-16 halogen lamps with low wattage (37W or less) infrared (IR) MR-16
B-12           lamps.

Energy
Management     total measures needed: 1

               If you pay your energy bill, track monthly energy use using a spreadsheet or online tool (check with
B-13           your utility provider or try Energy Star's Portfolio Manager).




               Water Conservation
               SF Public Utilities Commission offers rebates for high efficiency toilets and urinals. For information on
               where you can buy
               efficient fixtures and current rebates, contact the SFPUC: www.sfwater.org. To schedule a free water
               wise evaluation, contact SFPUC Water Conservation section at 415-551-4730 or email
               waterconservation@sfwater.org to make an appointment. Specify you are currently enrolled in the
green notes    Green Business Program.

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number         measure description


Landscaping    total measures needed: 1

               Implement all practices listed on the Bay Friendly Landscape checklist. See-
               http://www.stopwaste.org/docs/bay-friendly_landscape_guidelines_-_chapter_2.pdf. Consider hiring a
C-1            Bay Friendly Landscape Qualified professional.


Water
Management     total measures needed: 2

C-2            Track monthly water use and monitor bills for leaks.

C-3            Regularly check for and repair all leaks. Document leak inspections and plumbing related repairs.


Water
Conservation   total measures needed: 7

               Install aerators on kitchen sinks (except fill sinks) and showerheads that do not exceed flow rates of
C-4            1.5 gpm.

C-5            Install toilets with 1.6 gpf (gallon per flush) or less.
                     How many male employees does your business employ (use averages per year)?
                     How many female employees does your business employ (use averages per year)?
                     How many visitors utilize your facility per day (use averages)?
                     How many customers utilize your facility per day (use averages)?
                     What is the flush volume of your toilet?

C-6           Install low flow aerators with flow rates not to exceed 0.5 gpm on lavatory sinks.
                   How many employees does your business have at the certified location? (Leave blank if
                        already entered for previous measure.)
                   How many faucets do you have with low flow aerators installed?
                   What is the flow rate of the aerator (it only qualifies as a low flow aerator if the flow rate is
                        below the federal standard of 2.2 gpm)?

C-7           Install urinals with 1.0 gpf (gallon per flush) or less.
              Clean surfaces using dry sweeping methods and/or pressure wash surfaces with a 1.6 gpm high
C-8           velocity spray nozzle. Use of a hose to spray down surfaces is prohibited.




              Pollution Prevention
              Safely dispose of all unwanted chemical products by using the City’s VSQG program (contact
              330.1425) or find a recycling/disposal facility by using EcoFindeRRR at
green notes   http://www.sfenvironment.org/ecofinder/index.php

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number        measure description

Clean Air     total measures needed: 3
              Set-up a Commuter Benefits Program to enable employees to use pre-tax deduction under IRS code
D-1           132(f) for transit, vanpool or biking costs (see website in green note above).
                     What is the total distance (in miles) that all your employees commute per day?
              Join the Air Districts Spare the Air program and notify employees and customers of Spare the Air
D-2           days.
              Sign up for Emergency Ride Home (www.sferh.org) that provides a free or low-cost ride home in
D-3           cases of emergencies for employees who use alternative transportation.
              Reduce fuel usage through promotion of transit (post maps), biking (provide bike parking and
d-4           maintenance stipends), and rideshare (use 511.org).
              Offset your company’s CO2 emissions through purchase of renewable energy credits
              (www.joinclimatesmart.com or www.green-e.org for a list of certified offset providers) or installation of
d-5           renewable energy sources.


Janitorial
Cleaning      total measures needed: 3
              Use low toxic cleaning products such as those that are SF Approved (www.sfapproved.org), Green
              Seal certified (www.greenseal.org), or receive at least an 8.1 rating on the GoodGuide
D-6           (www.goodguide.com), in non-aerosol containers.
                    What is the area (square footage) of your facility? Please include the sq ft of the space you
                      occupy only.
              Safely dispose of unwanted or old chemicals (using the City's VSQG program or find a service
D-7           through sfenvironment.org's EcofindeRRR).
Company
Owned Vehicles   total measures needed: 4
                 Use California Air Resource Board's calculator to determine compliance with AB 32, the Truck and
D-8              Bus Rule (http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/calculators.htm)
                 Develop and maintain (through the term of GB recognition) an inventory of your fleet that includes
                 make, model, model year, fuel type, annual vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and gallons of fuel used per
D-9              year.
                 Complete and submit the Fuel Tracker and Carbon Calculator for your commercial fleet
D-10             (http://www.sfenvironment.org/our_programs/topics.html?ssi=7&ti=17)
                 During your 3-year recognition period, reduce your transportation GHG emissions by 5%. For ways to
                 reduce fuel use and purchase alternative fuel vehicles, visit the Clean Fleets toolkit at
D-11             http://www.sfenvironment.org/downloads/library/clean_fleets_toolkit__greening_commercial_fleet.pdf

Pollution
Prevention       total measures needed: 0
                 Help customers to understand green design principles: 1)design materials with multiple uses, 2) use
                 text/graphics that will not be easily outdated over time, 3) limit areas of ink coverage and areas of
d-12             solid color, 4) maximize layout/sizing on press sheet.
                 Assess possible use of LED UV-cured inks, electron-beam inks or water-based inks that have low
d-13             toxicity and low VOC content.
d-14             Install automatic ink levelers or train press employees to conserve ink.
d-15             Install automatic blanket washers to reduce the amount of solvent used and wastes generated.
                 Use automatic roller and blanket cleaning equipment to promote more efficient use of cleaning
d-16             solvent.
d-17             Install automatic blanket washers to reduce the amount of solvent used and wastes generated.
                 Use automated plate scanners for web and sheet-fed offset presses to determine image density,
d-18             avoiding unnecessary ink usage.

Toxics
Reduction        total measures needed: 21
D-19             Reuse lightly soiled shop towels for non-critical cleaning
D-20             Use spot application of solvents for stubborn ink residues rather than broad applications
D-21             Establish and follow standard procedures for checking on-press registration
                 Document recommended press settings for each press, for most common substrates and ink
D-22             combinations
D-23             Establish a regular system for cleaning dampening fountains and recirculation systems
                 Follow standard procedures for mixing fountain solution and check concentration by measuring pH
D-24             and conductivity prior to use
                 Develop a protocol to detail requirements for basic press maintenance, including what should be
D-25             done, when it should be done, and procedures for documenting that it has been completed
                 Return un-used ink to suppliers if possible (NOTE: Containers must be unopenend, sealed, in orginal
D-26             containers and not out-of-date to be eligible for sending back to vendor)
D-27             Properly cover, seal and store partially used ink containers
D-28             Eliminate the use of solvents with toxics as much as possible (see attached solvent option summary)
D-29             Dispense solvent from containers that deliver a controlled amount of solvent to shop towel
D-30             Use lightly soiled shop towels for initial cleaning and then use clean towels for final cleaning
D-31             Replace solvent based adhesives with water-based adhesives when possible
                 Maintain good inventory practices, including use of older binding materials first to avoid waste from
D-32             outdated material or unusable material.
D-33             Eliminate the use of methylene chloride, perchloroloethlylene and tricholoroethylene
D-34             Minimize the use of Isopropyl Alcohol (4% solutions or less)
D-35             Keep solvent, cleaners, hazardous waste containers closed except when adding contents.
D-36              Use low VOC, low toxicity solvent or aqueous-based cleaners and developers whenever feasible
                  Recycle solvents and segregate solvent waste from contaminants that may inhibit the recycling
D-37              process
D-38              Use pumps on solvent containers with a proper fit to minimize spills and evaporative losses
                  Install spill and leak control equipment such as splashguards, drip pans, and overflow control devices
D-39              to minimize potential for chemicals to be released into the environment
                  Use material transfer methods that prevent spillage (pipelines, pump & spigot, spout and funnel, etc.)
D-40              whenever feasible
D-41              Locate recycler for lubricating oils and send all possible oils for recycling.
d-42              Accumulate chromoliths and send out for recycling
                  Use careful job scheduling to reduce press clean up and solvent use by running lighter colors first
d-43              and then darker colors subsequently whenever possible
                  Use automated plate scanner for web and sheet-fed offset presses to determine image density, and
d-44              avoid excess ink use
d-45              Install automatic blanket washers to reduce the amount of solvent used and wastes generated
d-46              Install automatic roller and blanket cleaning equipment to promote more efficient use of solvents
d-47              Use digital systems (direct-to-press) that eliminate plate processing and associated chemicals
d-48              Minimize the number of hard-copy proofs and use soft on-screen proofing whenever possible
                  Eliminate the use of inks with toxic compounds to the extent possible. Increase use of low VOC inks
                  (consult with your supplier to determine if you are using an ink with the lowest VOC content to
                  achieve desired results). Whenever possible, use vegetable based inks if they conform to VOC and
                  metal restrictions. Use inks that do not exceed 100 ppm total for metals - lead, mercury, cadmium
d-49              and hexavalent chromium


Pest
Management        total measures needed: 1
                  Contract with a PCO certified to practice Integreated Pest Management or request your PCO to
D-50              implement an IPM Program. Use SF Approved (www.sfenvironment.org/sfapproved) pesticides only.

Environmentally
Preferable
Purchasing        total measures needed: 10
                  Use unbleached and/or chlorine-free paper products (copy paper, paper towels, napkins, coffee
D-51              filters, etc.) for internal printing.
                         How many reams of PCF paper do you buy annually?

D-52              Use refilled or remanufactured laser and copier toner cartridges.
                      How many remanufactured toner cartridges do you purchase for use every year?

D-53              Purchase EPEAT certified (www.EPEAT.net) computers, laptops and monitors.
                       How many EPEAT CPUs does your business use?
                       How many EPEAT CRTs does your business use?
                       How many EPEAT LCDs does your business use?
                  Collect items that are prohibited from the garbage (batteries, CFL’s, cell phones and other
                  electronics, etc.) and institute a program for their safe disposal. OR Educate employees about
D-54              disposal options for prohibited items.
d-55              Do business with other green businesses (www.greenbusinessca.org).
d-56              When remodeling, use natural or low emissions building materials, carpets, or furniture.
                  If providing cell phones for employees, choose phones that have a low SAR value and provide a
d-57              headset. See http://www.ewg.org/cellphone-radiation for details.
d-58              Purchase organically or locally grown foods and beverages for the office kitchen.
              General-Staff Education
              Offer individual employee awards such as “zero waste hero of the month.” Reward the winners with
              prizes such as gift certificates
green notes   to local green businesses.

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number        measure description



General       total measures needed: 5
              Inform your customers about your business environmental efforts and what you are doing to meet the
              green business standards. For example: Post the Green Business logo, certification and pledge in a
              visible location; Post reminders listing steps you are taking to be a Green Business; Offer tours that
              highlight your Green Business successes; Offer customers green service or amenities options;
              Highlight your Green Business efforts and/or certification on your website, and link it to the GBP
E-1           home page.
              Adopt a written environmental policy statement stating your businesses commitment to operate as a
E-2           green business, which must include a detailed green purchasing policy.
              Post signage encouraging resource conservation (e.g. reminders to turn off lights, turn off faucets,
E-3           recycling and composting, etc.)

              Provide 3 on-going incentives or training opportunities to encourage management and employee
              participation in the Green Business Program. For example, incorporate Green Business into
              performance appraisals, job descriptions, training programs, employee orientations, staff meeting
              discussions, employee reference material, company newsletter or bulletins and company suggestion
E-4           and reward programs.
              Train new employees on green business procedures and practices implemented by your business
E-5           through your company's employee handbook.

				
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