The Sacramento Area Sustainable Business program promotes businesses that take voluntary actions to prevent pollution and conserve resources.

The Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Program is sponsored by:






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Award Winners

Energy Conservation 

E3 NorCal

California Public Employees Retirement​ System (CALPERS)

Water Conservation

Sacramento County Water Agency

The Westin Sacramento

Pollution Prevention 

California Safe Soil 

Schaubmayer Painting, Inc.                                                                                                              

Solid Waste Reduction

T3 Recycling & Sustainable Office Supplies

American River Packaging

Green Building 

City of Rancho Cordova

Sacramento International Airport

Transportation and Air Quality

Unique Aeriography

Glide Cruisers

Atlas Disposal Industries

McClellan Park, LLC

Environmental Excellence

Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD)


Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (SRCSD)

Sacramento District Dental Society (SDDS)

Sutter Terrace Dental Group

Dental and Holistic Health

Ronald T. Blanchette, DDS


The Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC) introduces the
Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Program!
Become a Sacramento Area Sustainable Business in Three Easy Steps…
  1. APPLICATION. Review the certification criteria and checklists. (Placer County businesses click this link)
    Fill out the checklists indicating the suggested measures or practices you select. Once implemented, submit your completed checklists for review.

  2. VERIFICATION. Allow program staff to verify the selected measures and track your progress by setting up a site visit at your place of business. Once certified, your business will be presented with a certificate and window placard indicating the level of certification.

  3. RECOGNITION. Submit a business description, a business logo, and a picture of your choice. These will be used on the Sacramento Area Sustainable Business website where your business will gain free advertising.
What are the benefits of being a Sacramento Area Sustainable Business?
  • Free assistance in making changes to your business
  • Free advertising and promotion
  • Cost savings through improved efficiency, energy and water conservation, and waste reduction
  • Community recognition of your voluntary efforts to improve our environment
  • The opportunity to gain recognition in the SSB quarterly newsletter
  • The opportunity to gain recognition through SSB annual awards ceremony
  • The potential to reduce your carbon footprint and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Check an online carbon calculator.
For additional program information please call (916) 874-2100, or click How to Become a Sacramento Area Sustainable Business link, to learn more on how your business can become Sustainable Business.
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Find Sustainable businesses in the Sacramento Area
Visit the Green Sacramento County Map here. 
Do You Know a Deserving Business or Non-profit Organization?
The Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Program promotes businesses that adopt environmentally friendly practices, prevent pollution, and conserve resources. The Annual Awards honors the top performers in the program who have implemented outstanding achievements in Energy Conservation, Water Conservation, Pollution Prevention, Solid Waste Reduction, Green Building and Transportation/Air Quality.