Want to get involved in ESBA programs? A great way to start is by coming to one of our monthly meetings, which double as training seminars and networking opportunities. Here you will have an opportunity to voice your specific interests or needs and speak with others about addressing them.
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month from 9-10:30 am at Bellevue City Hall (room 1E-112). Register with ESBA today to start receiving monthly meeting updates.
Green Business Challenge
The Green Business Challenge is coming!
We are proud to announce that ESBA, in partnership with regional cities to be announced, and ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability, will be launching the Puget Sound region's first ever Green Business Challenge.
The Green Business Challenge was piloted by the city of Chicago in 2009 as a strategy to significantly improve the environmental performance of Chicago's commercial sector.
In its first year, the program engaged more than 150 companies and yielded a reduction of 54,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents and savings of more than $5 million for participants.
We look forward to working with all of you to meet and exceed these savings here in the Puget Sound. Let us know that you're interested by registering for ESBA today, and stay tuned for program launch in November, 2011.
Read the Bellevue Reporter press release.
ESBA is teaming up with local businesses to restore urban tree canopy and mitigate carbon dioxide emissions.
The Adopt-A-Greenspace program is an exciting opportunity for businesses to reduce their carbon footprint by funding visible, local tree canopy enhancement projects.
ESBA is seeking businesses who are interested in promoting their brand by enhancing the community. Please contact ESBA today if you are interested in learning more or taking a leadership role in this program.
High Performing Buildings
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, buildings consume more than 70 percent of the electricity generated in the U.S. and could be made 30 to 50 percent more energy efficient with currently available products and services. But many property owners and managers don’t know how well or poorly their buildings use energy or how their building’s energy performance compares to similar buildings. Also, consumers have no way to compare the energy performance of buildings they hope to buy or rent.
ESBA is seeking interested parties to spearhead an effort to increase the performance of large buildings on the eastside. If you are a property owner or manager who wants to enhance the performance of your building and gain recognition for your efforts, resources may be available to help.
Please contact ESBA today if you are interested in learning more or ready to take a leadership role in this effort.