Giving Businesses A Competitive Advantage
Somerset County Business Partnership is arguably the greenest Chamber of Commerce in the state of New Jersey. Sustainability is part of our organizational mission, and is a driving force behind our strategic alliances and efforts. Historically, SCBP has encouraged its members to promote eco-friendly, green initiatives in their workplaces and homes, but as it grows increasingly apparent that the world’s resources are becoming thin, SCBP understands that we must take an even more proactive role to support green innovations and eco-minded programs. In the effort to do our part , Sustainable Somerset is intensifying its efforts to spread knowledge and its influence throughout the business community.
Our Mission is to educate and promote sustainable practices and applications that make Somerset County a great place to live, work and play for generations to come.
Our Vision is to maintain and strengthen an economically and environmentally healthy Somerset County.
Our 4 Guiding Principles are:
• Educate businesses on the benefits of applying sustainable practices
• Advocate for energy and environmental reforms that give businesses a competitive edge
• Promote and reward those members who implement green business practices
• Mentor tomorrow’s business leaders to meet workforce development needs in emerging “green” industries
Green Tools and Resources:
Green on the Green: Helpful tools and resources
Sustainabiliy: The New Competitive Edge - Online Resources
Somerset County High Performance Public Buildings Program Toolkit
Overview of Green Building Design Task Group
Policy and Implementation Model
Somerset County High Performance Public Buildings Program Requirements
Case Study - PNC Bank, Summit, New Jersey
Case Study - The Willow School
Sustainable Somerset meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 8:00 am to 9:30 am in the Main Conference Room of the Somerset County Business Partnership (360 Grove Street, Bridgewater, NJ). We are seeking dedicated members from the private and public sectors who are committed to making a difference. To get involved, please contact Takeena Deas.