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The goal of the Charleston Green Business Challenge is to improve the environmental performance and sustainability of our businesses. Save Money and Resource, Support Environmental Stewardship, and Get Recognized as a Sustainable Business Leader.

For more information contact:

CharlestonGBC@charleston-sc.gov

 
STAFF GREEN TEAM

The mission of Charleston's Staff Green Team is to review and improve the City's internal operations from a sustainability perspective and to support the work of the Green Committee.

The Staff Green Team is an internal group of 20+ staff members from various City Departments.The team works to bring more energy-efficient and environmentally-responsible approaches to the City's operational, planning and procurement policies.

The members of the SGT volunteer their time to assist the City in becoming a model of cost-effective, sustainable operations and purchasing. Thus far the SGT has already produced a number of changes within the City that includes but is not limited to:


-Housing and Community Development: First ever LEED-certified multi-unit affordable housing unit in Charleston (Cool Blow St)


- Parks Building Department: Changed out the plumbing fixtures (urinals & commodes) at 823 Meeting St to low flow fixtures (5 gallons per flush down to 1.6 gallons per flush)


-City Hall has installed the first Geo Thermal HV/AC system in the City inventory


To see a more comprehensive list of what all the departments are doing, see the attached documents.


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Staff Team Green Initiatives


Department of Parks



Department of Housing and Community Development

 

 
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