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Certifiably Green Denver

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Certifiably Green Denver offers free sustainability advising services to Denver's business community. Expert advisors help businesses achieve their sustainability goals and find opportunities to conserve resources while reducing costs in five areas: energy, water, waste, transportation and business management practices. Businesses may elect to receive help with specific initiatives or gain recognition for their achievements by becoming a Certified Green Business.




Sustainability advisors at the City are provided at no-cost to Denver business owners.
Step 1 - Schedule a walk through assessment of your business with one of our advisors. Call 720-865-5457

Step 2 - After the assessment is complete, your adviser will work with you to prioritize and implement practices that benefit your business. Program advisers are available to provide assistance whether you are interested in single measures or overall certification.

Don't see your business on the list below? Don't worry. We provide custom certifications and are always looking to certify new business sectors.


DaVita (Case Study PDF) - Transportation

Seattle Fish Company (Case Study PDF) - Water

Fire on the Mountain (Case Study PDF) - Restaurant

Wynkoop Dental (Case Study PDF) - Dental Office

Snooze (Case Study PDF) -Restaurant

Headlines Salon (Case Study PDF) - Salon

Green Garage (Case Study PDF) - Auto Shop

Postmodern (Case Study PDF) - Energy Loans

Hooked on Colfax (Case Study PDF) -Restaurant/Cafe

The City and County of Denver does not endorse or recommend any third party product, or service.

Click on the appropriate link below to download a PDF with information on Certification Programs for the following business types:

PACE Financing

Colorado Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) is a new financing program for commercial, industrial, agricultural, non-profit and multifamily properties that enables building owners to finance 100 percent of eligible energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation improvements with repayment terms of up to 20 years.

Repayment is facilitated through the County property tax assessment process. Visit to learn more

Best for Colorado is a statewide initiative led by a coalition of 30 businesses and government groups, including the City and County of Denver, that invites all Colorado companies to strive to be the best for Colorado's workers, commuities, and the environment. 

The landmark program kicked off in May of 2017, and is asking 500 Colorado copanies to complete the Best for Colorado Challenge by December 11, 2017. 

The Best for Colorado Challenge is a free, online tool that helps businesses learn what is best pracitce - best business practice in creating higher quality jobs, stronger communities, and preseving hte environment. Once businesses complete the Challenge, the tool shows how they compare to other companies regarding these practices and provides pointers on how to improve.

For more information, visit

Certified Green Business Map

Below is a Map of Certified Green Business Partners. Don't see your favorite shop or hangout on the list? Have them contact a free Sustainability Advisor and we'll help them get started at 720-865-5457.

Click here to view full map in Google.




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