The City of Los Angeles provides a FREE business assistance program to help you "go green" and become more efficient, profitable and sustainable.  

 

Your efforts will be recognized with an official certification, signed by Mayor Garcetti!

 

THE PROGRAM

City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti officially launches the Green Business Program on April 30th, 2014

789 Certified businesses thus far, including:

The City of Los Angeles Green Business Program (LAGBP) has two simple goals: to provide resources that help businesses become greener and more sustainable in everything they do, and to recognize businesses for their achievements with an official certification.

 

This free and voluntary assistance program, launched in 2014, is aimed at increasing energy and water efficiency, generating cost-savings, reducing waste, and creating a healthier environment for Angelenos.

 

We have experience working with businesses in every step of the greening process and can accommodate businesses at any stage.

Through free environmental consulting and training, our knowledgeable team will provide you with all the tools you need to achieve certification.

On April 30th, 2014, 16 Certified business representatives pose with Mayor Eric Garcetti; Director of LA Sanitation, Enrique C. Zaldivar and Public Works Commisioner, Barbara Romero.

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BENEFITS

Save Money

There are many ways you can save money on your energy, water, and waste bills. While you are busy running your business, we  sort through all the cost-saving opportunities to find the best fit for your business.

Make Money

Angelenos enjoy supporting businesses that care about the community and the environment.

 

A LAGBP Certification lets everyone know you are serious about helping your community, resulting in more products sold and/or services rendered.

Environmental Consulting & Training

Whether you have larger corporate initiatives to follow or you just want to be greener in general, our team will come in and do the work for you. We take the weight off of your shoulders and provide comprehensive support and training for your company or organization.

Health

Our program helps you improve employee wellness and productivity by creating a healthier environment for your employees.

 

Greener cleaning products, for instance, reduce employee exposure to toxic chemicals. An improvement in indoor air quality leads to happier and healthier workers.

Relationship

with the City

It is always beneficial to have a strong relationship with the City and all other government and regulatory agencies.

 

We are the liaison between your business and many public sector entities.

Part of a Larger

Network

We have hundreds of businesses (here) in our database that may also want to do business with you and vice versa.

 

Additionally, LAGBP staff can connect you to any third party company in the "Green" space, from solar installers to manufacturers of recycled paper.

Process Overview

Eligibility: Our certification program is available to businesses located in the City of Los Angeles that fall under the following sectors:
  • Office/Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Auto-Repair & Body
  • Home Offices
  • Multi-Family
  • Schools
  • Architectural Services
  • Landscape Services
  • Janitorial Services
 Please check that your business is in the City of Los Angeles on the map below, or type in your address here.

Step 1: Registration

  • Review the basic requirements for certification to see if your business might be a right fit for the program. 

  • Register with the program by filling out the application here.

 

  • We contact you for an initial phone consultation.

Step 2: 

Assessment

  • An in-person assessment is scheduled, if the program is a good fit for all parties.

  • An assessment is performed at your business.  

 

  • After assessment, you will receive a report of measures to complete in order to become certified.

 

  • We assist you every step of the way. 

 

Step 3: Certification

  • Once you become an LAGBP Certified business, you will receive: 

    • A physical copy of your certification

    • An official logo to place on your website and all other marketing materials you see fit.

    • A window decal

 

  • The certification is valid for 3 years. 

 
 

FAQs

Q: Is this really FREE? Why is it being offered?

 

A: Yes, it is 100% free and voluntary - you are under no obligation at any time to the program.

The LA City Council created the LAGBP in 2009 to encourage businesses to be leaders in their communities by implementing more sustainable business practices.

Q: What type of businesses does the program assist?

 

A: We assist businesses in the following sectors:

 

1. Office/Retail

2. Restaurants

3. Auto-Repair & Body

4. Home Offices

5. Multi-Family

6. Breweries

7. Janitorial Services

8. Landscape Services

9. Schools

Q: Do you only work with businesses in the City of Los Angeles?

 

A: Yes, we can only work with businesses located in the City of Los Angeles.

Q: What are the criteria or standards to get officially certified?

 

A: Please contact us here for our standards/criteria.

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