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Nina Designs Green Business Certification
Nina Designs Green Business Certification
Nina Designs Green Business Certification
Nina Designs Green Business Certification
Nina Designs Green Business Certification
Nina Designs Green Business Certification
Nina Designs Green Business Certification
Nina Designs Green Business Certification
Nina Designs Green Business Certification
Nina Designs Green Business Certification
Nina Designs Green Business Certification
Nina Designs Green Business Certification
Nina Designs Green Business Certification
Nina Designs Green Business Certification
Nina Designs Green Business Certification
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Nina Designs Green Business Certification

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Helping a local small business …

Helping a local small business
obtain Bay Area Green Business certification; Researching best practices and appropriate metrics for sustainability
tracking and reporting in a particular vertical market.

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  • 1. Nina Designs Green Business Certification <ul><li>Presented by: </li></ul><ul><li>Amanda Miller </li></ul><ul><li>Teo Tertel </li></ul><ul><li>Liz Greigg BUS 857 Spring 2010 </li></ul>
  • 2. Nina Designs <ul><li>Silver Jewelry Design and Distribution Business </li></ul><ul><li>Location: Berkeley </li></ul><ul><li>Employees: 11 females </li></ul><ul><li>Owner: Nina, very interested in “greening” her business </li></ul>
  • 3. Challenges <ul><li>Plastic bags </li></ul><ul><li>Printing catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Supply chain- Silver mining </li></ul><ul><li>Checklist items from Alameda County </li></ul>
  • 4. Pre-Certification <ul><li>Waste reduction-cups & towels, recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Daylighting systems </li></ul><ul><li>Recycled rubber floors </li></ul><ul><li>Low flow toilets </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul>
  • 5. Checklist Tool
  • 6. Post Assessment <ul><li>Engrain values </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Welcome Employee Paperwork </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Purchasing Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-Going Assessments (energy, water, chemicals) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Footprint Reduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pollution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water & wastewater </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. General Certification Measures <ul><li>Written Environmental Preferable Purchasing Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Tracker for energy, water, solid waste </li></ul><ul><li>Green Team, Official Employee Pledge </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight Green Business/Promote </li></ul>
  • 8. Clean Air <ul><li>Hire locally, bicycle storage area </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrid company vehicle </li></ul><ul><li>Rideshare program </li></ul><ul><li>Spare the Air Program </li></ul>
  • 9. Pollution Prevention <ul><li>Integrated Pest Management </li></ul><ul><li>Recycle ink/copier cartridges </li></ul><ul><li>Replaced standard fluorescent lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Soy-based ink on all catalog inserts </li></ul>
  • 10. Solid Waste Reduction <ul><li>Shredded recycled paper used as packaging </li></ul><ul><li>Office furniture and dishware from Esprit office </li></ul><ul><li>Donate old computers for refurbishing and reuse </li></ul><ul><li>Reusable coffee mugs </li></ul><ul><li>Individual cloth towels in kitchen and bathrooms </li></ul>
  • 11. Energy Efficiency <ul><li>Solatube daylighting system </li></ul><ul><li>Lights on grid system </li></ul><ul><li>ENERGY STAR equipment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>copiers/printers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LCD monitors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Installed CFLs </li></ul>
  • 12. Water & Wastewater <ul><li>Low Flow aerators </li></ul><ul><li>Dry cleaning methods </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping debris out of drains </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal landscaping </li></ul><ul><li>Water conservation training </li></ul>
  • 13. Next Steps for Certification <ul><li>Annual assessment for products/materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safer alternatives: Triclosan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Designated universal waste storage area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post signs and notify staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-steward center for old equipment </li></ul>
  • 14. Team Learning <ul><li>Certification Process </li></ul><ul><li>Specific technologies learned: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daylighting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycled rubber </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges with recycled paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Softsoap bad for environment </li></ul></ul>
  • 15. Questions?

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