PACE certifications showcase to your customers and peers that your business has achieved a high level of environmental performance. The certification performance criteria in our Boulder County sustainable business program are based upon and consistent with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria as well as EnergyStar Building certification. To achieve sustainable business certification in the following areas, businesses must demonstrate:
- Energy – EnergyStar Portfolio Manager score of 75 or better
- Waste – Diversion of at least 70 percent of waste stream away from the landfill
- Water – Water savings of 15 percent better than usage predicted by code
- Transportation – More employees take sustainable forms of transportation to work than the community average
Note: A PACE business sustainability advisor can work with you on a prescriptive track to sustainable business certification if a performance standard score cannot be obtained for your business.