Sustainable Business Challenge

We are pleased to present a Sustainable Business Challenge for businesses in the San Diego region, funded by the California Green Business Network!

Businesses in the San Diego region who complete their green business certification by November 15, 2023 are eligible for at least $500 in incentives, free paid ads, a directory listing, certificate and marketing toolkit.

Sign up to become a California Green Business here.

Mini-Grants Available for Eligible Business Certification & Upgrades

Intuit and the California Green Business Network will award 75 $1000 mini grants for certified green businesses, and those that are in the process of getting certified, to help fund energy efficiency upgrades. Apply by 9/30/23! Eligible businesses can apply for these grants and use them for equipment upgrades, lighting retrofits, smart thermostats, EV charging installation, heat pump heaters and more. Click here to learn more.

San Diego Regional Green Business Network

The San Diego Green Building Council is now home to the San Diego Regional Green Business Network (SDRGBN), and is defining the next chapter of this network. As a first step, SDGBC applied and became the local delivery partner for the California Green Business Network (CAGBN) green business certification program via SDRGBN. We provide the support and direction for local businesses to become certified and then complete the audit of the business' certification application. Sign up to become a California Green Business here.

Program Partners

We are working with local jurisdictions, chambers of commerce and business improvement districts to ensure our local green businesses get the recognition and support they deserve once completing their certification.

You can read more about becoming a program Partner here.



Green Business Practices

Whether you're looking for a quick tip or a complete green makeover, getting familiar with green business practices can help you and your business thrive.

Read more about our recommended green business practices here.


Take your green business to the next level with these local resources and programs.

Learn more here.

Webinar Recordings

Browse free webinar recordings on topics like LED retrofits and how Occupant Comfort Levels can save you money.

Learn more here.

Local Case Studies

These examples are small to medium sized businesses who have implemented many of the practices and resources listed above. Click on a business below to view their case study:

Who are we?

The SDRGBN is run by SDGBC staff and Green Business Committee comprised of members from different backgrounds and business sectors with a collective desire to improve the San Diego community through sustainable innovation.

Mission Statement: Promote sustainable business practices within regional San Diego business communities to increase operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness while helping to provide the resources to do so.

What else are we working on?

Through the many years of the Green Business Committee we have and continue to provides:

  • Leadership in Sustainable Business Practices Awards
  • Local Green Business Tours
  • Green Business Practices
  • Green Business Resources & Case Studies

How do I get involved?

We are always looking for committed individuals who share our passion for sustainability!

Interest Form

For more information please contact [email protected]

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.