Businesses can realize market, environmental, and human advantages through sustainable planning and operations. NBDC will work with you to provide custom training and evaluation as you pursue the sustainability advantage. Contact us to pursue any of these phases:
Phase I: Planning
Choosing priorities, setting up a system, preparing for reporting
Phase II: Implementation
- Lean and Green: pursuing cost-savings and lowering environmental impact
- Supplier Development: building stronger relationships between OEMs and suppliers while reducing costs
- Materials Management: Green Purchasing (changing policies and procedures to reduce wastes and purchase environmentally-friendly products); Reuse and Recycle(evaluating what to do with unavoidable wastes)
- Behavior Change: engaging employees to participate in resource conservation
Phase III: Measurement
Setting up appropriate and effective measurement systems.
Phase IV: Reporting and Certification
Determining the appropriate reporting or certification program and accomplishing it.
IFMA Sustainability Facility Professional Credential
Training provides a complete and comprehensive picture of how facilities can be sustainably operated and managed. (LEED-certified professionals earn 70 general CE hours for credential maintenance).
IFMA Sustainability Facility Professional Credential Training/Workshop (ADD LINK)
Certified GGPs are industry professionals that serve as consultants on Green Globes projects, facilitate green building certification process and can provide project management for their own clients. In partnership with the Green Building Initiative, the NBDC GGP program is entirely instructor led and includes the exam.
Green Globes Professional Certification Training/Workshop (ADD LINK)
Lean and Green Review
Focus on waste management as part of the lean enterprise. Discover how to reduce production costs, increase employee safety, and reduce regulatory burden.
Resources for Greening Your Business: Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC)
Waste Reduction Kaizens
The environmental kaizen draws together a multi-functional team of 10-15 full-time employees and immerses them in a week-long waste reduction effort. The kaizen not only produces a plan for solutions, but will implement that plan and create a foundation for a continuous improvement process.
Funding for Green Inovation
SBIR and STTR programs are competitive grant programs, investing more than $2.2 billion of federal research funds in small businesses. NBDC consultants help innovators navigate the proposal submission process.