Once the sign-up process is complete, each business is assigned points based on things like environmental or social policies, energy saving practices, implementation of operational efficiency projects, and so on. CGBN then categorizes the businesses into Bronze, Silver, and Gold categories based on how many points the business has earned.
As a statewide program, the CGBN aims to encourage, support, and reward organizations leading in environmental performance. Rewards from CGBN come in the form of statewide recognition including: window signage indicating leadership in the Network, in-Network recognition at an annual event, promotion on CGBN’s ‘green’ business lists, promotion on ESA’s website, and more!
ESA is excited to provide free assistance for businesses that want to sign up for CGBN through the GreenBizTracker. To get started, visit the GreenBizTracker website and click ‘Take the Green Business Assessment’. From there, ESA will receive a notification that a business in our area has expressed interest and we will reach out to you. You’re welcome to complete as much of the GreenBizTracker as you can upon creation of your account, but certain areas of the assessment might require assistance.
Once the business has completed the GreenBizTracker, the information is submitted for review and compliance checks. A final score is developed after compliance checks and site assessments (if needed) are completed. During application review and / or site assessment, the representative will look for opportunities for improvement as well as areas in which the business excels in their sustainability efforts. CGBN will provide technical assistance and guidance for businesses that are interested in implementing the recommendations throughout the entire process of implementation.