March 16, 2012 - Durham Sustain Ability (DSA) and its partners have spent the last year developing Durham Partners in Project Green (DPPG) to assist local companies in improving their environmental and financial performance. DPPG aims to “build strong relationships with the business community, while providing tools and resources that will enable companies to improve their productivity and increase their margins”.
By Anthony Capkun
Durham Partners in Project Green will engage businesses on a number of levels around sustainability, including a “major focus on energy efficiency” and cost reductions. Some of the program elements include:
Eco-Efficiency Program: free assistance in identifying and implementing energy conservation opportunities and accessing financial incentives.
Green Purchasing Alliance: assistance in connecting to energy-efficient building technologies at a lower cost.
Training: around conservation and broader sustainability opportunities.
Networking: access to a number of tools that will connect local sustainable business leaders and help them learn from each other.
Beyond helping local companies green their bottom lines, DPPG also aims to build a local network of sustainable solutions providers. To help with this, local companies with green products and/or services can list their services on the DPPG Green Vendor Directory, or apply to be put on the Eco-Efficiency Consultant Roster and receive referrals to local companies.
For more information on getting involved, contact Shawna Mutton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-985-3279, or visit www.partnersinprojectgreen.com/durham.
Durham Partners in Project Green is supported by: Toronto & Region Conservation Authority; The Regional Municipality of Durham; Hydro One; Oshawa PUC Networks Inc.; Veridian Connections; and Whitby Hydro.