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For Immediate Release:
April 18, 2012

Media Contact:
Maggie Fernandez

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Commissioner Rebeca Sosa to Launch the Miami-Dade Green Business Certification and Commercial Rebate Programs

La Loggia Ristorante to be issued the FIRST Miami-Dade Green Business Certification Decal


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Commissioner Rebeca Sosa will officially kick-off the Miami-Dade Green Business Certification and Commercial Rebate programs on Friday, April 20, 2012, at La Loggia Ristorante, 68 West Flagler Street, in Downtown Miami, at 10:30 am.

With $1 million in federal funds available through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, $10,000 in rebates are available to local businesses for the purchase of certain ENERGY STAR® appliances and equipment. Rebates are available to Miami-Dade businesses by applying to become certified through the Green Business Certification Program, which has been developed to help local businesses to maximize their social, ecological and financial performance.

The programs will kick-off by issuing the County's first Green Business Certification decal to La Loggia Ristorante. In addition, La Loggia is the first business to participate in the commercial rebate program, receiving $10,000 in rebates for the replacement of old and inefficient freezers and a food warmer.

Visuals and Interview Options:
  • County elected officials to issue La Loggia the first Green Business certification decal for placement on the business' door
  • Tour of La Loggia kitchen to see the newly installed ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances purchased through the Commercial Rebate Program
  • La Loggia spokesperson to discuss how savings will impact their operations
  • County officials on hand to discuss EECBG Program, which is helping Miami-Dade improve energy efficiency, reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and create green jobs locally
  • Energy experts' top energy-saving tips that work for all businesses to save money each month

For more information, visit Miami-Dade Green or send an email.

Who: Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, District 6

What:Miami-Dade Green Business Certification and Commercial Rebate Program Kick-off Event

When: April 20, 2012, 10:30 a.m.

Where:68 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130


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