Certified Green Investment™ is a validation credential that a facility owner has accomplished legitimate and sustainable Green achievement.
1Basis for Certification (U.S. Federal Trade Commission "Green Guides")
IRS 179D - Administrative and procedural standards for energy efficiency.
EPA Form 5900-19 - DOE ENERGY STAR certification for ten (10%) percent energy savings.
EPA Form 744-F-07-006 - Ninety (90%) score - Auto Refinishing Shops and Schools evaluation.
EPA 40 CFR Part 63 - National emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants.
EPA 40 CFR Parts 86, 87, 89, et al. - Mandatory reporting of Greenhouse Gases.
RCRA § 6922 - Standards applicable to generators of hazardous waste.
How to Become Green Investment Certified
CGI registration validates that a facility owner has invested in practices, products and equipment that contribute to energy savings and pollution reduction.
The process evaluates improvements based on assessment standards recognized under federal, state and provincial programs. (see: Certification Authority)
An accredited Registered Environmental Assessor is required to certify an owner's investment in Green practices, products, and equipment that achieve official government recognition under U.S. and Canadian established programs. (see: Basis for Certification above)
1The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC's online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 1,800 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.