Certification Requirements

Six actions must be taken to become Green Business Certified, three of them are core requirements that every business must perform. The other three actions can come from any of the 6 action categories.

The three core requirements are listed below:

  1. Adopt a written environmental policy statement stating your business’ commitment to operate as a green business and some of the practices that your business is implementing as a green business (Learn how to write an environmental policy statement.)
  2. Have an energy audit done on your facility; implement at least one recommended energy conservation measure.  To schedule a free energy audit, please contact NorthWestern Energy’s Small Business Energy Appraisal program (800) 823-5995.
  3. Complete a Waste Assessment Form (below). The assessment is used to give a picture of the facility’s waste stream and how much could be saved in disposal with increased recycling efforts. For recycling tips and information view the County Green Team Recycling Guide or visit Don’t Waste Montana

Choose three additional actions from any of the 6 categories to become certified. Click on any category to see a list of actions to choose from.

Please complete all requirements and send in all documents at time of application. Once all requirements are submitted program staff will set up consultation. If you need assistance please contact the Green Business Program, 447-8028.

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To participate in the Tri-County Green Business Program a business must be located in either Broadwater, Jefferson or Lewis and Clark county and be committed to assessing and improving existing operations, including reviewing utility bills and implementing programs that will save energy, money, and reduce their environmental footprint.

Each participating business will be required to complete three core actions and three additional actions of their choice in order to become a Certified Green Business Member.


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Three additional actions can be chosen from any six categories, including:

  • Behavior/Education
  • Energy Conservation
  • Innovation
  • Pollution Reduction
  • Waste Reduction
  • Water Conservation