An Introduction to Charleston's Green Business Challenge
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
Special Thanks to Our PartnersThe GBC is currently a free program thanks to event sponsors and wonderful partners!
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
Scorecard Early Bird Baseline Submittals by April 1st Building Envelope Points Added 6 Innovation Points
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
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
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
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
Year Three Started March 1, 2013 www.charlestongbc.comSensible Solutions for your Business and our Community
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.
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
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
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