Making Your Business Green Can Save Money

Learn different ways to reduce your operating costs, save energy and create a competitive workplace. All of these items contribute to the bottom line whether it is reusing materials, reducing energy usage or developing efficient operations.


The Energy Star website highlights citizens and businesses that have made changes to increase efficiency and save money. It provides examples and ideas of where to start. Learn how to make changes at EnergyStar.gov.

Resource List

Case studies of projects will help others learn about the options and benefits. Some individuals or businesses may want to take on a project but may not be sure of where to start or who to contact. Reading through other project summaries can help dispel some of the myths surrounding different technologies in terms of risks and actual benefits.

Submit a case study highlighting your project.

Maryland Green Registry

Help build a smarter, greener, more sustainable Maryland by putting these practices to work right in your own organization. The Maryland Green Registry is a voluntary, self-certification program offering tips and resources to help organizations set and meet their own goals on the path to sustainability.

There is no cost to join. Simply complete the online application. http://www.mde.maryland.gov/MarylandGreen/

Chesapeake Bay Health Information Maryland's Green Website

Sustainability Tip

Install a rain garden or rain barrel to catch rainwater. Stormwater rushing off of roofs and lawns carries pollution directly into streams and the Bay. Rain gardens and rain barrels slow the water down and keep pollution out of our waters. Click here for other helpful information.

Join the Sustainability Network

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The Sustainability Network is a place where interested citizens, businesses and organizations can share ideas on projects and make connections between others who share their interest.