For Businesses

Go Green East Tennessee

GoGreenET2.jpgIt's nice to be recognized for doing the right thing.

GoGreenET coordinates a Green Business Business Recognition Program.
The annual program seeks to highlight Knoxville-area businesses and nonprofit organizations that are seeking to make their operations more environmentally friendly.

Additional recognition will be given to organizations -- large and small -- that have made notable achievements in recycling/waste reduction; energy efficiency; renewable energy; and community outreach. 


Green Star Partnership2.jpgTennessee Green Star Partnership

The Tennessee Green Star Partnership (TGSP) is TDEC's premier recognition program for businesses and organizations.

The partnership is divided into two tracks, the EMS track and the Sustainable Business track. 

  • The EMS Track is for larger businesses that either have an environmental management system in place or have a written commitment to develop an EMS within one year's time.
  • The Sustainable Business Track is for any type of smaller organization, including such companies as hospitality businesses, small agricultural entities or non-governmental organizations.

EPA Energy Star Program

energy-star-logo.jpgENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.

The Energy Star program provides tools to assist businesses:
If you’re like most of the American public, you already know that when you see the blue ENERGY STAR on appliances, electronics, light bulbs, and other products, it means you’ll save energy and money without any sacrifices in performance. But did you know that commercial buildings and industrial plants can earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR?

Currently, more than 25 types of facilities can earn the ENERGY STAR.

U.S. Green Building Council - LEED

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is transforming the way we think about how our buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. Comprehensive and flexible, LEED is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies.

At its core, LEED is a program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. Building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.

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U.S. Green Business Council - East Tennessee Chapter