On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Dayton Regional Green 3 (DRG3) recognized 69 local businesses from Montgomery and surrounding Counties that have taken voluntary steps to protect, preserve, and improve the environment. Several of these businesses have certified multiple locations leading to a total of 134 facilities receiving DRG3 Green Business Certification since May, 2012 bringing the number of certified businesses to date close to 200.
The Green Business Certification Program is a voluntary program designed to help businesses take basic green measures to reduce their ecological footprint, reduce their energy and resource use, and save money in the process. Program emphasis is on day to day operations and policies; making small changes to everyday routines and using effective strategies to save on commercial energy and resources that could potentially save businesses thousands of dollars a year.
In January, DRG3 and its partners announced the Green500 Challenge, a plan to engage 500 area businesses and organizations in the DRG3 Green Business Certification Program by the end of 2013.
To learn more about the program or to learn how to make your business one of the 500, visit http://www.drg3.org/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Businesses recognized on May 29, 2013 are: Access Systems Aim High Construction, LLC Archdiocese of Cincinnati Ardent Technolloges Inc Barwick Disposal Services & Recycling BC+E Engineering Boogie's Green Machines BookFactory, LLC Brown and Bills Architects CareSource Chapel Electric Co. City of Centerville (2 buildings) City of Dayton (3 buildings) City of Miamisburg (10 buildings) City of Trotwood (12 buildings) Composite Advantage (2 buildings) ConnectEKO Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Dayton Art Institute Dayton Commercial Realty Dayton Dental Collaborative Dayton Urban Green Downtown Dayton Partnership Dropoly E Green LLC EES Facility Services Enervise Fabric Art Creations FUSIAN Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley Great Miami Outfitters Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority Green Thumb Revolution Greg Notestine DDS General and Cosmetic Dentistry Harmony Farm, Inc. Heidelberg Distributing John Poe Architects, LLC Johnson Controls King Lighting Inc. LeVeck Lighting Products, Inc LexisNexis (8 buildings) Lighthouse Technologies, Inc. Lion's Eye Bank LIVV Interior Designs Lookout Ventures LLC dba Tropical Smoothie Cafe Marian's Candles n Crafts Medical Equipment Service Megix, LLC Montgomery County Adult Probation Department Negawatt Business Solutions New World Alpaca Textiles Nova Creative Plug Smart PNC (38 branches) RM Michaelides RRE Cannery Holdings LLC Salar Restaurant and Lounge Sinclair Community College SOCHE Solid Blend Technologies, Inc. TechMetals Inc. The University of Dayton - Kennedy Union UpDayton Vaughn interior Concepts, Inc VT Design Solutions Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District Washington-Centerville Public Library Youthland Academy