An Introduction to Charleston's Green Business Challenge

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  • In City of Charleston 46%
  • Top tier finishers #16 this year# last year?
  • Top tier finishers #16 this year# last year?
  • An Introduction to Charleston's Green Business Challenge

    1. 1. Participants set their own goals to reduce energy, water and waste; and to buy local and green  Year 3 starts March 1, 2013  Ends February 28, 2014Sensible Solutions for your Business and our Community
    2. 2. Special Thanks to Our PartnersThe GBC is currently a free program thanks to event sponsors and wonderful partners!
    3. 3. Year 2 Participants 9 Educational Buildings 3 Health Services 5 Hotels 11 Other Retail Education or Restaurant Research Health Services Hotel/Motel Other 34 Offices Manufacturing Office 2 Restaurants 4 Retailers 7 Manufacturers
    4. 4. Year 2 Participants Locations
    5. 5. Scorecard
    6. 6. 50 StrategiesScorecard 100 Points
    7. 7. Scorecard Early Bird Baseline Submittals by April 1st Building Envelope Points Added 6 Innovation Points
    8. 8. Year 2 Green Business Challenge Data76 Participating Businesses Year One Year TwoParticipants 80 75Square Footage 4.6 m 7.5 m 125 sq. ft. 180 sq. ftRange Sq. Footage to 1.5 million to 3.5 millionBaseline Points 8 to 87 10 to 85Average starting score 38 42Repeat Participants 45
    9. 9. Year 2 Green Business Challenge Data59 Completing Businesses Year One Year TwoParticipants 80 75Completing GBC 55 59Final Points 26 to 89 18 to 96Finishing GBC Year 4,666,000 sq. ft. 6,763,000 sq. ft.New Green Initiatives 450 600
    10. 10. Year 2 Green Business Challenge Data59 Completing Businesses Year One Year Two Savings from participants $64,000 (11) $40,200 (24) Energy $36,386 3,931,913 kwh (14) Water $20,312 12,435,699 gal (13) Decreased Waste $7,633 650,000 gal (6) 2 tons (2) Increased Recycling 69,185 gal (6) 166 tons (2)* Parentheses indicate number of participants included in the calculation
    11. 11. Live Oak Award Winners Alcoa- Mt. Holly  Hawthorn Suites Auto Sound Specialist/ Alternative Energy  Kiawah Island Community Association - Systems Maintenance Blackbaud, Inc.  Lowcountry Local First Boeing Company  Natural Investments Money with a Carolina Green Fair/ Two Fish Enterprises Mission Charleston County Park & Recreation  Notso Hostel Commission  Preservation Society City of Charleston; 3rd Floor 75 Calhoun  Sustainability Institute 113 Calhoun St. DwellSmart  Sustainability Institute Greenhouse
    12. 12. Year Three Started March 1, 2013 www.charlestongbc.comSensible Solutions for your Business and our Community
    13. 13. Begin the Year March 1st, 2013 – February 28, 2014  Sign up for your online scorecard www.charlestongbc.com  Get your GBC USB for your energy, water, waste and recycling data and hundreds of tips, posters & more  Once registered, click "log in", then with your Green Team fill out 8 various environmental and social categories and set goals for your company.  Use your GBC flash drive to record your energy, water, waste and recycling baseline data. You will also find many tips, posters and example policies on the flash drive.  The GBC team will review your scorecard - offering suggestions early in the year and at the end of the year when they validate your score and tier.
    14. 14. Get Your GBC USBTonight Check out the GBC table  Sign up for your online scorecard  Get your GBC USB Visit the Sustainability Institute and Charleston County’s table for helpful tools
    15. 15. During the Year Participants  Set goals and implement – for the year and for each month  Receive suggestions and tips from successful participants  Attend trainings  Submit a final scorecard. GBC year ends February 28, 2014.  Celebrate success
    16. 16. Join us! www.charlestongbc.comSensible Solutions for your Business and our Community

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