San Francisco Department of the Environment

Get up to $2,000 for Green Purchases!

Save Money, Attract Customers, and Conserve Resources

Join the San Francisco Green Business Program! Prebates (purchases of products or services that are made directly by the Green Business Program) and rebates (reimbursements) up to $2,000 are available for green purchases or upgrades for businesses that complete the recognition process, such as:

  • LED lighting
  • Ventilation system upgrades
  • Water efficient plumbing fixtures
  • Purchase of 100% renewable energy
  • Compostable or reusable foodware
  • Cleaning and disinfecting products
  • ENERGY STAR® equipment
  • Recycled content paper products


  • Prebates and/or rebates are available on a first-come first-served basis for businesses that complete Green Business recognition 
  • The California Green Business Network is offering $250 rebates for completing the Efficiency level, and $500 rebates for completing the Certified level. These rebate amounts will be doubled for business owners who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, or for worker-owned cooperatives.
  • Businesses in neighborhoods that score 50 or above on CalEnviroScreen 4.0 map are eligible for an additional $500 for products and $500 for installation for completing the Efficiency or Certified level. Eligible SF neighborhoods include portions of: Balboa Park, Bayview, Chinatown, Excelsior, Hunters Point, Mission, Oceanview, Outer Mission, Portola, Potrero Hill, Tenderloin, Treasure Island and Visitacion Valley  


"I participated in the Green Business Program because I wanted a healthier environment for my staff and clients.”  
- Hisun Kang, Savvy Cleaners​

"I was assigned this task for our organization. At first, I wasn't thrilled, but along the way, I have embraced the spirit of saving the environment and rethinking, reimagining, re-establishing the way we work that respects and honors the planet."
- Rika Chambers, African American Art and Culture Complex

San Francisco Green Business Program Efficiency Level Check List

Take these five easy steps to become an Efficiency level San Francisco Green Business! Complete the following steps by April 30, 2022 to be eligible for a rebate up to $2,000.

  1. Register for the Green Business Program at by February 28, 2022
  2. Schedule a 1-hour site visit by emailing [email protected] or calling 415.355.3778
  3. Attend 5 bi-weekly 30-minute check-in calls for additional support
  4. Complete the Green Business action items outlined below by April 30, 2022 
  5. Submit receipts for rebates and/or make a request for prebates by April 30, 2022  

Green Business Efficiency check list

For questions or assistance registering, email [email protected] or call 415.355.3778

Learn More

Case Study: Excelsior Works

Case Study: Little Joe's Pizza


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