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The Green Business Partnership is filled with businesses and organizations that are saving money while practicing sound environmental stewardship. Here are some of their stories.

 

 Energy

 
Akuwa Solutions Group completed two server virtualization projects in its office reducing the number of physical servers from 14 to 4. Resulting in a significant savings.
 
Carlson Studio Architecture is saving more than $1,600/year by implementing energy and water conservation measures and reducing their waste.
 
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is embarked on a facilities improvement project reducing electricity, natural gas and water consumption, with more than $100,000 in annual savings.
 

 Waste Reduction

 

Children’s World Uniform Supply reduced its paper consumption 50 percent by practicing double-sided copying and using scrap paper for draft copy printing and notepads.

Dave's Auto uses Safety-Kleen's closed-loop recycling program for used oil and solvents and avoided 24 Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from December 2009 to January 2012. Safety-Kleen re-refines used motor, to be packaged and reused in vehicles
Longboat Key Club eliminated plastic and Styrofoam cups. It now uses reusable or corn plastic cups instead. This change eliminated more than 1 million non-biodegradable items from the waste stream.
Jackson Hewitt Technology is saving more than $600 per year just from going into the landfill this year by eliminating all disposable coffee mugs in its break rooms. All disposable cups have been replaced with ceramic mugs from the local Goodwill stores.
 

 Water Conservation

 
Doctors Hospital’s "Linen Conservation Initiative" saved more than 51,000 kWh of electricity and more than 10,000 gallons of water. Resulting in a cost savings to the hospital of $56,000.
Venice Golf and Country Club reduced the amount of nitrogen and other containments released into the Myakka River watershed by more than 4,000 pounds per year by irrigating the property with captured stormwater.
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 Case Studies

 
  
  
Jefferson Center.pdfJefferson Center
Save Our Seabirds.pdfSave Our Seabirds
Venice Golf and Country Club.pdfVenice Golf and Country Club
Whole Foods Case Study.pdfWhole Foods Case Study

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