Plano has proven its commitment to protecting our community for years to come and is making strides in pushing Plano businesses in that direction as well. Did you know there are over 40 certified green businesses in the city of Plano? These 40 businesses (and counting) have achieved the City of Plano’s Green Business Certification program indicating they have made a commitment to the Plano community and environment.
Five Plano restaurants that have achieved GBC status: Bavarian Grill, Millstone Bakery, Snappy Salads, Whiskey Cake, and Wholesome Grub. Cambria hotel + suites Plano-Frisco, who recently received their Silver LEED certification, has also achieved their GBC status through the City of Plano. Environmental attributes include task lighting, motion sensors, air filtration, drip irrigation, high-efficiency HVAC system, single-stream recycling, and organic recycling.
What is the Green Business Certification?
The City of Plano’s GBC program was developed to recognize green businesses and is managed by the City’s Commercial Recycling Division. The GBC program verifies these businesses are upholding a commitment to conduct their daily practices to reduce the impact on our environment. The program also focuses on a checklist of green operational practices designed for small- to medium-sized consumer businesses with a walk-in clientele.
Candidates for the GBC program must provide evidence of completion of specific green initiatives in the following areas:
- General education
- Waste reduction
- Energy efficiency
- Water efficiency
- Pollution prevention
- Sustainable purchasing
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