San Francisco Environment Department

Get up to $1,500 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 $1,500 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 rebates are available on a first-come first-served basis for newly recognized Efficiency (Entry-Level) or Certified San Francisco Green Businesses.
  • Businesses must meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • Annual revenue less than $250,000, OR
    • Is a non-profit organization, or a fiscally sponsored project of a non-profit organization, OR
    • Is located in one of the following zip codes: 94102, 94103, 94108, 94109, 94110, 94112, 94115, 94116, 94118, 94121, 94122, 94124, 94127, 94130, or 94134 



"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


Efficiency (Entry-Level) Check List

Take these four easy steps to become an Efficiency (Entry-Level) San Francisco Green Business!

  1. Register for the Green Business Program at
  2. Schedule a 1-hour site visit by emailing [email protected] or calling (415) 355-3778
  3. Complete the Green Business action items outlined below
  4. Submit rebate receipts and/or make a request for prebates 


Green Business Efficiency (Entry-Level) Checklist


Learn More

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

Case Study: Excelsior Works

Case Study: Little Joe's Pizza


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