2015 Green Business Challenge: Registration Walkthrough

Need help enrolling in the 2015 Challenge?  We’ve got you covered.  If you need additional assistance, or are encountering an errors with the Challenge website or registration process, contact us and we’ll do our best to get it worked out.

Jump To:

Create an account with GreenPSF
Property or Space?
Add your business to the GreenPSF database
Enroll in the Challenge
Navigate the activities index

1. Head to the Challenge page: www.LexGreenBizChallenge.com. Feel free to browse; when you’re ready to create an account, the link is in the upper right corner.

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2. Select “Property User” to compete in the Challenge; if your business is a contractor or other service provider you may wish to enroll as a “Solutions Provider” with GreenPSF at a later date.

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3.  Enter general information to create your account; ideally, the contact person listed should be someone actively involved in your business’s sustainability initiatives.

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4.  Select either property or space: If your business owns its facility/space, select property; if you rent your facility/space, select space.  The activity tracks for owners and renters are slightly different.

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5.  Your property (or property and space) will need to be in the GreenPSF database in order to compete.  Try searching for your address first; it may already exist in the database.  If not, click “Add New Property & Space.”

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6.  Fill in all relevant information for your property, or for your property and space if you rent – see below.  Renters: Property information refers to the building in which you are located (in this example, a shopping center called “Fictional Plaza”), and space information refers to the space specific to your business (“Suite 555”).  Add a photo of your business if you like, then click “Save & Continue.”

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7.  Once your property/space is added, you have two options: Complete your profile, or go to the Dashboard.  To enroll in the Challenge, click “Go to the Dashboard.”  If you opt to complete your profile, GreenPSF will walk you through a series of questions about your property/space; you can finish this all at once, complete it partially and come back at a later date, or skip it entirely.  It will remain an option throughout the Challenge.

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8.  Welcome to your GreenPSF dashboard!  From here, you can access your space/property profile, view financial incentives, sync your Portfolio Manager account, see suggested ways to save, and get to the Green Business Challenge.  You can add multiple spaces and/or properties to the same account if you so desire; each space or property can compete in the Challenge independently.  But to do that, you’ll need to enroll in the Challenge.

Click “Challenges” on the left side menu bar.

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9.  You should see both the DC Smarter Business Challenge (a national competition) and the LiveGreenLexington Green Business Challenge.  Click “Join the Challenge.”

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10.  Congratulations!  You are now enrolled in the Challenge.  Click “Get More Points” to access the activities index and start racking up points!  You will be able to view full activity details and begin completing activities on October 1, 2014.  From this page, you can also view the leaderboard and see where your business stands.

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11.  The activities index is sortable by category (drop down menu on the upper right), or by status (open vs. completed).

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That’s it!  You’re registered with GreenPSF, enrolled in the Challenge, and ready to compete.  Get your green on, Lexington!


2013 LiveGreenLexington Games Winners

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2013 LiveGreenLexington Games Winners

Congratulations to all our 2013 LiveGreenLexington Games Winners!  Winners were announced at our annual awards ceremony on August 1st at the West Sixth Brewery.  The Games’ Overall Winner goes to Good Foods Market and Café who also won the Waste Reduction Category and Water Stewardship Category.  Other winners include:

Lexington Habitat ReStore: Small Business Winner

Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital: Energy Conservation Category

Kentucky American Water: Energy Conservation Runner Up

Semicon Associates: Waste Reduction Runner Up

Estepp’s Friendly Shell: Water Stewardship Runner Up

FoodChain: Innovation Accolade

Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council: Education Accolade

Town Branch Tree Experts, Inc: Stewardship Accolade

The LiveGreenLexington Games are a friendly year-long competition between area businesses aimed at helping these groups reduces their bottom line by becoming more environmentally friendly.  In order to participate, businesses fill out a survey detailing their practices related to recycling and waste reduction, water conservation and litter, and energy efficiency.

Forty-three LiveGreenLexington Partner businesses competed in this year’s Games, of which, 9 were recognized as winners at the ceremony.  After the award ceremony, the crowd also got to enjoy a free tour of the innovative Lexington business, FoodChain.

Special thanks goes to West Sixth Brewing, a LiveGreenLexington partner, for their hospitality that night.  If your business is interested in participating in the 2014 LiveGreenLexington Games, please contact Blair Hecker at livegreenlexingtongames@bggreensource.org.  The new competition gets kicked off on September 1!