Nina Designs Green Business Certification <ul><li>Presented by: </li></ul><ul><li>Amanda Miller </li></ul><ul><li>Teo Tert...
Nina Designs <ul><li>Silver Jewelry Design and Distribution Business </li></ul><ul><li>Location: Berkeley  </li></ul><ul><...
Challenges <ul><li>Plastic bags </li></ul><ul><li>Printing catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Supply chain- Silver mining </li></...
Pre-Certification <ul><li>Waste reduction-cups & towels, recycling  </li></ul><ul><li>Daylighting systems </li></ul><ul><l...
Checklist Tool
Post Assessment <ul><li>Engrain values  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Welcome Employee Paperwork </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enviro...
General Certification Measures <ul><li>Written Environmental Preferable Purchasing Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Tracke...
Clean Air <ul><li>Hire locally, bicycle storage area </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrid company vehicle </li></ul><ul><li>Rideshare ...
Pollution Prevention <ul><li>Integrated Pest Management </li></ul><ul><li>Recycle ink/copier cartridges </li></ul><ul><li>...
Solid Waste Reduction <ul><li>Shredded recycled paper used as packaging </li></ul><ul><li>Office furniture and dishware fr...
Energy Efficiency <ul><li>Solatube daylighting system </li></ul><ul><li>Lights on grid system </li></ul><ul><li>ENERGY STA...
Water & Wastewater <ul><li>Low Flow aerators </li></ul><ul><li>Dry cleaning methods </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping debris out o...
Next Steps for Certification <ul><li>Annual assessment for products/materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safer alternatives: Tr...
Team Learning <ul><li>Certification Process </li></ul><ul><li>Specific technologies learned: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dayligh...
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Nina Designs Green Business Certification

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 5. Checklist Tool
  6. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 15. Questions?

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