Sustainability for Businesses & Non-Profits

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Businesses in Ann Arbor have numerous opportunities - and responsibilities - to improve our city's sustainability. Increasing sustainable practices is good for your business, good for our community, and good for the economy.  

Whether you own/operate a large industrial corporation or a small local boutique, there are many ways you can improve sustainability. Use the navigation below and to the left to find more information about sustainable business practices and learn how you can take steps to "green" your business!​​

Information and Opportunities

  • Stand out from the rest - show others that you "mean business" when it comes to sustainability through the Green Bu​​siness ​Challenge​.
  • If you own or manage a rental property, check out the Green Rental Housing for Landlords​ page to learn more about rental efficiency requirements.
  • ​Is your business required to report energy usage? Or do you already know and simply want to report your usage? Find out more under Commercial Benchmarking & Energy Performance Reporting.​ 
  • Consider joining the 2030 District,  a public/private partnership working towards a 50% reduction in existing building energy consumption, water use, and transportation emissions by 2030. You can find more information on the Ann Arbor 2030 District’s goals, resources, and membership on their website​.
  • Interested in sustainability improvements for your house of worship or other non-profit? Check out the 2030 District's 2030 Houses of Worship & Non-Profits Green Team to find out how you can ​make energy improvements to your building, monitor your energy usage, save water, get solar power through the Solar Faithful program, and more!​
  • Need help financing energy improvements on your property? Check out Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing options to finance your energy improvements through a special property assessment.