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NEWS: SSC Launches Nationwide Green Auditor Certification

Posted by Jennifer Woofter on September 11, 2008

SSC certifies eighteen Green Auditors in August training course

BETHESDA,MD. – September 11, 2008 – Strategic Sustainability Consulting (SSC) is pleased to announce the conclusion of the first SSC Green Auditor certification course. The eighteen environmental consultants who have completed the training are now authorized to use the SSC Green Audit methodology with their clients, and will receive preferential status when SSC seeks contractors for its own engagements.

“The SSC Green Auditor certification evolved out of a growing need for consistent, reliable Green Audit methodology,” said SSC President Jennifer Woofter. “Because every environmental consultant has developed their own approach, we found that clients weren’t exactly sure what they were getting when they began searching for a green audit provider. Our SSC Green Audit methodology solves that problem, allowing our certified auditors to deliver a clear set of recommendations, and a carbon footprint that is benchmarked against each organization’s peer group.”

Using SSC’s proprietary methodology and tools, certified SSC Green Auditors help organizations:

  • Determine employees’ attitudes and awareness about “going green”
  • Calculate your carbon footprint
  • Assess environmental strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement
  • Provide relevant, cost-effective, and impactful green recommendations

“The SSC Green Audit methodology is well defined and targeted in scope. I’m excited about the service offering, “said Matt Lillard, owner of Green Savers LLC and newly certified SSC Green Auditor. “It has great potential to deliver value immediately to the client, gain their confidence, and lead to a strong potential for follow on services. It gives them metrics that they can use to chart their progress over time. I’ll hope to build some of these features into anything else I add to my suite over time.”

“SSC has worked with more than two dozen clients over the past several years, honing the SSC Green Audit methodology. We’re excited to be able to broaden our services through a network of certified Green Auditors from California to Maine,” said Woofter. “Going green shouldn’t just be for big companies – and now it’s something that every organization can tackle with confidence.”

To learn more about the SSC Green Audit methodology, visit www.sustainabilityconsulting.com/greenaudit.

To learn more about becoming a Certified SSC Green Auditor, visit https://sustainabilityconsulting.wordpress.com/2008/07/02/events-become-a-certified-ssc-green-auditor/.

About Strategic Sustainability Consulting

Strategic Sustainability Consulting provides under-resourced organizations with the tools and expertise needed to understand and manage their social and environmental impacts. Through sustainability assessments, green office auditing, supply chain management, stakeholder consultations, sustainability disclosure and social marketing, SSC helps organizations embrace their larger societal responsibilities and be the good corporate citizens to which they aspire. Find out more at www.sustainabilityconsulting.com.

For more information please contact:

Denise Buhrau, Project Manager

Strategic Sustainability Consulting

202-470-3248

504-214-4354

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