Colorado Green Business Network of Erie
Erie’s Economic Development Department and Sustainability Division are excited to partner with the Colorado Green Business Network (CGBN) to promote and recognize sustainable businesses in the Town of Erie. The program’s goal is to encourage Erie businesses to look at ways to save energy, reduce waste, increase water efficiency, and lower transportation impacts.
Colorado Green Business Network of Erie (CBGNE) provides free, off-site coaching and technical assistance, and recognizes businesses who have started to reduce their resource use and implement sustainability into operations. State-level recognition offers several benefits including networking opportunities, awards, and water and energy efficiency resources, and expertise that can provide businesses with immediate financial savings.
Phase 1: Registration - Create an account and register your business with GreenBiz Tracker. Once registered, click on “Take the Green Business Assessment” link. Feel free to complete as much of the application as possible, but certain areas of the assessment might require assistance. Please reach out to CDPHE.email@example.com with any questions related to the assessment.
Phase 2: Onsite Assessment - Once a completed application is submitted, CGBNE staff will review and perform compliance checks on energy, water, waste, and transportation. The representative will look for opportunities for improvement as well as areas in which the business excels in their sustainability efforts.
This assessment is a requirement for receiving green business recognition.
Phase 3: On-Going Green Business Program - The Colorado Green Business Network of Erie (CBGNE) provides a support system and technical assistance for businesses that are interested in implementing the recommendations throughout the entire process of implementation. Please reach out to CGBNE staff with your business’s on-going needs at CDPHE.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phase 4: Certified Businesses - The CGBNE official rating system is divided into three levels based on the number of points accumulated within the Green Business Assessment. Every question is optional, but the answers across the application allow a business to accumulate points toward recognition. Earn a Gold, Silver, or bronze level certification based on your sustainability achievements.
Phase 5: Share your story - To help inspire others, please share your progress through the GreenBiz Tracker reporting platform.
Phase 6: Recognition - The Colorado Green Business Network (CGBN) will recognize and celebrate businesses that go above and beyond in implementing sustainability in their operations. The CGBN's recognition event takes place each September.
- Business featured on Town of Erie and Chamber of Commerce websites.
- Annual Business License fee waived.
- Additional points for URA Revitalization Grant application.
- Gold, Silver, or Bronze recognition at the State level.
- Regional recognition by other Green Businesses.
- Networking opportunities with the State and Town of Erie.
- State of Colorado – Green Business Network
- Boulder County PACE
- Erie Chamber of Commerce
- Xcel Energy
- United Power
Town of Erie Support
Erie’s participation in the Colorado Green Business Network is a collaborative effort between the Town of Erie’s Economic Development Department and Sustainability Division and so upon request, Erie’s Sustainability Division will deliver technical assistance to local businesses and resource connections based on the businesses’ interest and opportunities identified for improvement. If you are interested in additional technical support and local opportunities to support conservation and efficiency measures, please contact us at email@example.com. View a comprehensive list of Town of Erie’s Sustainability Programs.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or are looking for additional information.