Score Sheet & Resources

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Buildings, Energy & Water

1A. Does your business practice low-cost energy and/or water saving measures? (1 pt)
Ex.: Display signage to promote energy and water conservation; select energy and resource saving settings for lighting, computers and other digital appliances; use digital agendas.

1B. Does your business practice high-cost energy and/or water saving measures? (3 pts)
Ex.: Install LED light bulb; install a light dimmer; replace light fixtures; regularly check for and repair leaks; install low-volume toilets; install faucet aerators; install automatic faucets; use EnergyStar and WaterSense rated appliances.

1C. Has your business undergone an irrigation retrofit? (3 pts)
Ex.: Utilize drip irrigation; adjust sprinkler timers to plants and rainfall; get connected to reclaimed water; install moisture sensors and other smart technologies.

1D. Is your business registered on Energy Star Portfolio Manager with 12 months of energy and water usage documented? (5 pts)

1E. Has your business recently upgraded the HVAC? (5 pts)
The Ultimate Commercial HVAC Preventative Maintenance Checklist

1F. Does your business purchase renewable energy credits? (5 pts)
What’s the difference between offsets and renewable energy credits?

1G. Does your business generate renewable energy on-site? (5 pts)
U.S. Department of Energy, EnergySage: renewable energy quotes and information
Solar in Winter Park
Financial Assistance through city’s PACE Program

1H. Is your building LEED certified or does it meet the requirements of another green building certification program? (5 pts)
U.S. Green Building Council, Florida Chapter
ENERGY STAR Certification

1I. Does your business practice other sustainable initiatives in this category not listed here? If so, please describe them below. (Points TBD)

Community Engagement & Green Economy

2A. Have at least 30% of your employees taken the City of Winter Park Sustainability Pledge? (1 pt)

2B. Have at least 60% of your employees taken the City of Winter Park Sustainability Pledge? (1 pt)

2C. Have at least 80% of your employees taken the City of Winter Park Sustainability Pledge? (1 pt)

2D. Are your employees informed about the businesses’ sustainability initiatives and your participation in the Green Business Recognition Program? (2 pts)
Ex.: Through office meeting; training; visit from program representative; regular newsletters and emails; bulletin boards.

2E. Do you communicate your sustainable initiatives to your visitors and clients? (3 pts)
Ex.: Through website, storefront display.

2F. Has your businesses participated in a Keep Winter Park Beautiful Volunteer Event? (3 pts)

2G. Is sustainability represented in your mission statement, values, or goals? (3 pts)

2H. Has your business established a Green Team? (3 pts)

2I. Is your business a registered Fair Trade business? (3 pts)
Winter Park Fair Trades Campaign

2J. Has your business adopted a green procurement policy or green cleaning product program? (5 pts)

2K. Does your business practice equity, diversity, and inclusion, in recruitment, hiring, and retention? (5 pts)

2L. Does your business practice other sustainable initiatives in this category not listed here? If so, please describe them below. (Points TBD)

Local Food & Agriculture

3A. Does your business participate in Meatless Mondays? (2 pts)

3B. Does your business purchase food that is in season, from a local business, or from another green business for staff meetings? (3 pts)
MIT: Sustainable Catering Guide

3C. Does your business promote physical health among your employees through membership or access to a gym and other wellness facilities? (3 pts)
Winter Park: Parks and Recreation Programs, Activities, and Events
Healthy Central Florida

3D. Is your business a Seafood Watch Partner? (4 pts)
Apply to be a Seafood Watch Partner

3E. Is your business a member in a community garden? (4 pts)
Rollins College: Regional Community Gardens

3F. Does your business purchase food that is in season, from a local business, or from another green business for special events? OR If you are a restaurant, do you source ingredients from local or organic farmers? (5 pts)
MIT: Sustainable Catering Guide

3G. Does your business practice other sustainable initiatives in this category not listed here? If so, please describe them below. (Points TBD)

Mobility & Urban Form

4A. Has your business conducted a commuter survey? (2 pts)

4B. Does your business have a tool to find carpooling partners set up? (2 pts)

4C. Has your business participated in a city biking event? (2 pts)
Ex.: Bike to Work Day; Bike 5 Cities employee team.

4D. Does your business provide commuter benefits to employees? (3 pts)
Ex.: ReThink Program.
Best Workplaces for Commuters

4E. Does your business offer telecommuting and flex schedules? (4 pts)

4F. Does your business house infrastructure to support bike commuters? (5 pts)
Ex.: Bike parking; showers on-site; bike share program.
About Winter Park Pedestrian/Bike Spot Improvement Program

4G. Does your business host electric vehicle charging stations? (5 pts)

4H. Does your business practice other sustainable initiatives in this category not listed here? If so, please describe them below. (Points TBD)

Natural Resources and Systems

5A. Does your business limit runoff and promote beautification by keeping outdoor spaces litter-free and using a broom instead of water to clean off concrete areas? (1 pt)

5B. Has your business participated in Storm Drain Marking? (2 pts)

5C. Has your business attended a UF Extension rain barrel class? (2 pts)

5D. Has your business planted a tree? (3 pts)

5E. Does your business have a rain barrel installed? (3 pts)

5F. Has your business removed invasive plants from your property? (3 pts)

5G. Does your business have a container garden? (4 pts)

5H. Has your business purchased a carbon offset? (5 pts)
Carbonfund Office Emissions Calcluator

5I. Does your business have Florida-friendly landscaping? (5 pts)

5J. Does your business have a rain garden installed? (5 pts)

5K. Does your business practice other sustainable initiatives in this category not listed here? If so, please describe them below. (Points TBD)

Waste Diversion and Recycling

6A. Does your business use an ask-first policy for straws? (1 pt)
The Last Plastic Straw Campaign

6B. Has your business signed Orange County’s Has your business signed the Florida Food Waste Prevention Pledge?? (1 pt)

6C. Has your business organized a clothing and used items drive to donate to Goodwill, Mustard Seed, Winter Park Benefit Shop, etc.? (2 pts)

6D. Does your business encourage customers to bring their own reusable materials through incentive and discount programs? (2 pts)
Ex.: Provide discounts for bringing reusable bags, cups, utensils, straws.

6E. Does your business recycle? (2 pts)

6F. Has your business participated in a Don’t Pitch It – Fix It! Workshop? (2 pts)

6G. Does your business use Recycle Across America labeling? (3 pts)

6H. Has your business conducted an office waste audit? (3 pts)

6I. Does your business practice proper disposal of electronic waste? (3 pts)

6J. Does your business have a program for customers to return packaging for reuse? (3 pts)

6K. Does your business compost? (4 pts)

6L. Has your business switched to sustainable utensils and plastic alternatives? (5 pts)

6M. Has your business stopped using single-use plastics and styrofoams? (5 pts)
Sample policies to prevent plastic pollution

6N. Does your business practice other sustainable initiatives in this category not listed here? If so, please describe them below. (Points TBD)

Our Vision

Winter Park is the city of arts and culture, cherishing its traditional scale and charm while building a healthy and sustainable future for all generations.