Climate and Sustainability Resources for Businesses
- Energy Efficiency and Solar
- Green Transportation
- Waste Reduction
- Water Conservation
- Green Business Program
Energy Efficiency and Solar
Commercial Energy Efficiency Program: MCE Clean Energy, in partnership with The Energy Alliance Association (TEAA), provides no-cost energy assessments and project specifications to businesses in Marin. TEAA connects participants with qualified contractors, rebates, and financing to help implement projects that can lower energy and maintenance costs.
FLEXmarket Program: MCE also offers a program to compensate businesses for energy savings that they achieve during peak hours and demand response events.
Marin Solar Program: Marin County staff can help evaluate whether a solar system is right for your business. The site also provides information on tax credits and financing available for solar installations.
Energy Financing: Learn about financing options for energy improvements, including Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE).
EV Charging Rebate: MCE offers $3,000 per Level 2 charging port, as well as technical assistance and educational materials for employees. The rebate is stackable with other rebates, such as CALSTART’s Communities in Charge incentive.
California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project: California businesses are eligible for up to $4,500 for the purchase or lease of certain zero-emission and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles through this program sponsored by the California Air Resources Board.
Employee Commute Program: The Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) provides resources for employers to implement commuting programs that encourage alternative commutes, such as carpooling, transit, and biking.
Zero Waste Marin: Resources for businesses to reduce waste and comply with commercial recycling and composting laws.
Organic Waste Requirements (SB 1383): Visit the Town’s page on SB 1383 to learn more about the importance of composting and how to comply with the new law.
Donate Food: Businesses with surplus edible food can schedule a pick-up by ExtraFood, which then delivers the donation to people facing food insecurity, helping to reduce both hunger and greenhouse gas emissions.
Business Water Savings: Marin Water offers a conservation assistance program and other resources to help businesses reduce water use and save money.
Green Business Program
Marin Green Business Program: The Marin County Community Development Agency coordinates the Marin Green Business Program, which recognizes and promotes businesses that conserve natural resources and implement environmentally friendly practices.