Certifiably Green Denver just hosted their 5 Year Celebration last night at Snooze, an A.M. Eatery and recognized 100 green businesses that have achieved certification. Associates III Interior Design is proud to be one of those businesses!
Debbie attended the gathering and commented on the true feeling of camaraderie amongst those present. “On a philosophical level, when you’re committed to being a green business and living a more socially conscious lifestyle, there is a setting aside of personal agendas on numerous levels. A feeling of support, sharing of common goals and interests takes over. Most conversations I had were focused on how we can continue to be cheerleaders and supportive of each other’s businesses. It’s enlightening and encouraging to see how much this program has provided a forum to learn from each other as neighbors and friendly competitors.”
Certifiably Green Denver is a program of Denver’s Department of Environmental Health that works with the business community to improve efficiency and profitability while limiting environmental liability through pollution prevention. The service they provide is free, confidential and non-regulatory and focused on energy efficiency, water conservation, resource management, alternative transportation and business management. Sustainability program advisors work with businesses to implement practices in these areas that will benefit them – whether it’s a single measure or overall certification. Currently, they work with restaurants, auto repair shops, offices, retail spaces and print shops; however, they will work with any business to create a customized certification. They even offer low-cost energy loans.