The Illinois Green Business Certification program is a verifiable framework that helps businesses determine best green practice opportunities to save money, reduce waste, and increase efficiency.
While the IGBA Green Business Certification program touches on some building attributes, it focuses on opportunities inside the building - the operations of the business. The program is designed to identify savings, engage staff in green practices, and increase operational efficiency - helping your business keep more money in its pockets every day.
We are proud to have worked with over 80 Illinois companies to certify more than one million square feet of space, impacting over 1,400 employees in seven communities throughout Illinois and be ranked the #2 most-trustworthy green certification in the nation by GreenBiz.com.
Here is just a small sampling of the IGBA’s bottom-line impact on businesses throughout the state:
Sustainable innovation in business operations has moved to the forefront of the world’s more successful corporations with over 72% of the S&P 500 businesses issuing yearly sustainability reports. These well-resourced businesses clearly predict that only those who retool their operations in support of a sustainable business model will fully flourish in the years ahead.
Benefits of implementing green practices include:
We work with businesses of all sizes, from multi-location corporations to small businesses on Main Street. Primarily, we work with the restaurant/cafe, office/retail, and hotel industries, but also work with public sector entities, such as municipal buildings, universities, and schools.
The Illinois Green Business Association is here to help business owners, employees and managers understand green management practices and how they best fit your business.
Through our Green Business Certification program, IGBA provides hands-on certification services and resources to assist businesses working to complete their certification, utilizing rebates and incentives where needed.
IGBA provides personal and technical assistance to business owners participating in our program. We are a business’s one-stop-shop for incorporating green management practices into the workplace. We can help your small and medium-sized business reduce resource use, increase efficiency, and decrease your bottom line... then tell your customers and stakeholders about it!
Read more on our Certification Program - Getting Started page.
Once your business has met all the certification requirements and has submitted the proper verification, it's time to tell your customers and community about it!
A newly certified green business receives:
Call us at (331)305-IGBA(4422) and tell us your green business aspirations! We'll help you get started down the path to becoming a more sustainable business today.
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2,572metric tons of carbon emissions saved per year
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The Illinois Green Business Association (IGBA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Contact us from 9am-5pm at (331)305-IGBA(4422)
P.O. Box 685, Urbana, IL, 61803
We do have a Chicagoland satellite office in Oak Brook, IL as well!
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