The City of Coral Gables is proud to introduce, in collaboration with the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and the City’s Sustainability Advisory Board, the Coral Gables Green Business Certification Program. This program aligns with the City’s sustainability goals of reducing energy, water, fuel consumption, and waste while increasing recycling efforts, alternative transportation and sustainability education and outreach. With all of the great work that our local business community is doing in sustainability (eliminating the use of expanded polystyrene and single use plastic bags, increasing recycling efforts, green building, etc.) the City felt it was the perfect time to create this type of recognition/certification program. The goal of the program is to recognize and reward our local businesses for all their amazing efforts. In addition, the program aims to educate business on additional sustainability initiatives they can implement. The program is FREE to participate.
The Green Business Program focuses on the following areas:
Together the City, the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, and our local businesses can build a more resilient and sustainable Coral Gables.
4 Easy Steps to Getting Your Green Business Certified
Tiered Incentives/Ideas for Green Business Recognition
Certified Coral Gables Green Businesses
Platinum Certified Green Businesses
The University of Miami is committed to developing and implementing educational, facility, and community outreach programs that are aimed at reducing our environmental impacts as well as fulfilling our commitment under the 2nd Nature American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment. The STARS program allows UM to track the progress of the sustainability initiatives. All the programs and initiatives have a strong educational component that focuses on developing a pledge to sustainability across our campuses and surrounding communities. UM's Office of Sustainability is charged with monitoring initiatives, delivering education programs, and implementing new projects in conjunction with our stakeholders. One of the University's most significant achievements in recent years was the opening of the first LEED Platinum three floor building in higher education institutions in the region. With a 70 KW photovoltaic system, electro chromatic windows, and a rainwater harvesting system that connects to the toilets flushing system, the new Frost School of Music Studio is regarded as a benchmark building. Since 2008, all new buildings are LEED certified with a Silver rating as a minimum, event though, in the last three years, most of the University’s new constructions have reached a LEED Gold standard. It is the case of the Student Housing Village that includes features such as green roofs and will be inaugurated in 2020. Congratulations to the University of Miami for achieving Platinum level Coral Gables Green Business Certification.
Bronze Certified Green Businesses
Jelly Places is a digital platform that enables people to book desirable places to work, meet, and connect at any time and everywhere. Jelly Places encourages reduction of CO2 emissions by encouraging people to drive less because places to work, meet, and connect will be within close proximity. They also promote reduced material use by utilizing otherwise underutilized space/places. Congratulations Jelly Places for achieving Bronze level Coral Gables Green Business Certification.
Reference in this site to any specific commercial product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the City of Coral Gables.
For more information on the City’s sustainability initiatives please visit www.coralgables.com/sustainability