business success
and enhancing
environmental quality
by providing a free
technical resource center
on behalf
of local government


What BERC Is

The Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC) was established in 1993 as a one-stop, non-regulatory Permit Assistance Center to help Sacramento County Businesses understand and comply with federal, state, and local environmental regulations.

BERC’s Services

BERC’s services to the community include:
  • Free and Confidential environmental and non-environmental compliance consultations to businesses including possibilities for minimizing or avoiding adverse impacts of environmental regulation

  • Business Advocate services such as ombudsman/facilitation activities and acting as a liaison with regulatory agencies to advocate within government for effective environmental regulation

  • Educational outreach to businesses through the creation of technical fact sheets, guidance documents, seminars and workshops

  • Promotion of Pollution Prevention (P2) practices at businesses

  • Coordination of an annual Sacramento Sustainable Business Awards Events

  • Administration of programs that benefit the environment while also improving quality of life such as the Brownfields and Sacramento Sustainable Business Programs


What's New 

SMUD operations center lands highest LEED rating​

The recently opened Sacramento Municipal Utility District East Campus operations center earned the highest rating available from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the nation’s largest and most sustainable utility operations center.​​

Click here ​to read the full story.

Call BERC:
(916) 874-2100 ​



BERC ha​​​​​​​​​​​​​s moved to a new location. 3331 Peacekeeper Way, Suite 200, McClellan, CA 95652