Sustainable Business Awards - Nominate by 7/31


If your firm or organization is committed to the environment and practices energy conservation, waste reduction and/or pollution prevention type programs, apply for a 2013 Sacramento Sustainable Business of the Year Award sponsored by the Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC) by July 31, 5 p.m.  An awards ceremony will be held on September 17 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel for special recognition of exceptional efforts to be green and sustainable.

Awards are available for both small/non-profits and large businesses in the following categories:

Energy Conservation; Transportation & Air Quality; Water Conservation; Solid Waste Reduction; Green Building; and Pollution Prevention

Visit to download a nomination application and submit it one of three ways:

  • • Mail:  BERC, 3200 Freedom Park Drive, Suite 100, McClellan, CA 95612

  • • Email: (Send a PDF)

  • • Fax:  916-874-1003


According to Clark Whitten, BERC Division Chief, “Sacramento County has been recognizing companies that use sustainable business practices at an annual award event that started back in 1995. The awards program is a great way to recognize businesses that have embraced environmental programs and integrated green and sustainable practices into their everyday work environment.”

The Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Program promotes businesses that adopt environmentally friendly practices, prevent pollution, and conserve resources. The annual awards event honors top performers who have implemented outstanding programs in Energy Conservation, Water Conservation, Pollution Prevention, Solid Waste Reduction, Green Building and Transportation/Air Quality.

2012 award winners included:

  • • Jesuit High School

  • • Fry’s Electronics

  • • Voith Turbo Inc.

  • • ANOVA Architectural Nexus

  • • California Department of Water Resources

  • • Guttman & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers

  • • Paradise Laundry

  • • Syntrol Plumbing Heating and Air, Inc.

  • • Uptown Studios

  • • ERM

  • • ClipperCreek

  • • City of Sacramento Fleet Services/Solid Waste Recycling Divisions


The 2013 Sustainable Business Award Ceremony is administered by BERC and sponsored by the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, the Sacramento County Department of Water Resources, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District and the Sacramento Regional Solid Waste Authority.

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