Areas businesses, organizations honored for “going green”

We’re doing something different in today’s Business Insider. We’re using the entire column to recognize 69 area companies and organizations for their work on “going green” — a major trend in business today.

On Wednesday, Dayton Regional Green 3 awarded its Green Business Certification honor to these organizations for their efforts to protect and improve the environment.

“The Green Business Certification Program is a voluntary program designed to help businesses take basic green measures to reduce their ecological footprint, reduce their energy and resource use, and save money in the process,” the organization said in a release. “Program emphasis is on day to day operations and policies; making small changes to everyday routines and using effective strategies to save on commercial energy and resources that could potentially save businesses thousands of dollars a year.”

The winning organizations are:

Access Systems, Aim High Construction LLC, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and Ardent Technolloges Inc.

Barwick Disposal Services & Recycling, BC+E Engineering, Boogie’s Green Machines, BookFactory LL, and Brown and Bills Architects.

CareSource, Chapel Electric Co., City of Centerville (2 buildings), City of Dayton (3 buildings), City of Miamisburg (10 buildings), City of Trotwood (12 buildings), Composite Advantage (2 buildings), and ConnectEKO.

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton Commercial Realty, Dayton Dental Collaborative, Dayton Urban Green, Downtown Dayton Partnership, and Dropoly.

E Green LLC, EES Facility Services, and Enervise.

Fabric Art Creations and FUSIAN.

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, Great Miami Outfitters, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, Green Thumb Revolution, and Greg Notestine DDS General and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Harmony Farm Inc. and Heidelberg Distributing.

John Poe Architects LLC, and Johnson Controls.

King Lighting Inc.

LeVeck Lighting Products Inc., LexisNexis (8 buildings), Lighthouse Technologies Inc., Lion’s Eye Bank, LIVV Interior Designs

and Lookout Ventures LLC dba Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

Marian’s Candles n Crafts, Medical Equipment Service, Megix LLC and Montgomery County Adult Probation Department

Negawatt Business Solutions, New World Alpaca Textiles, and Nova Creative.

Plug Smart and PNC (38 branches.

RM Michaelides and RRE Cannery Holdings LLC.

Salar Restaurant and Lounge, Sinclair Community College, SOCHE and Solid Blend Technologies Inc.

TechMetals Inc. and The University of Dayton - Kennedy Union.

UpDayton.

Vaughn interior Concepts, Inc. and VT Design Solutions.

Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Washington Twp.-Centerville Public Librar.

Youthland Academy.

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