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Green Business Certification - P2Rx Wiki

Provides information about certifications that distinguishes small businesses that protect, preserve and sustain our environment.

Environmental Impact

Comprehensive Report on the Environmental Impact of Businesses Going Green is available through the State of Green Business 2009 Special Report

Major Impacts:

  • LEED certified buildings operate on about a quarter less energy than conventional buildings, have saved the U.S. 9.5 billion gallons of water, and building occupants have driven 400 million fewer miles since 2004.
  • The energy required to create every dollar of gross domestic product has dropped more than 75 percent since 1950. New technologies have significantly increased energy efficiency and consumers are more likely to purchase energy efficient products.
  • The U.S. economy used roughly 25% less water in the past 10 years and businesses are realizing the financial benefit of using water more efficiently.