To apply, establishments must be performing environmentally sustainable practices in the following areas: waste management, energy and water conservation, pollution reduction and commitment to the community. There are 57 points eligible to obtain, point amounts are shown in parenthesis. Participants must earn a total of 15 points (or more) including at least 2 points in the waste management category and at least one point in each of the other categories (energy and water conservation, pollution reduction, and commitment to the community). Two of the criteria are required but count towards your 15 points. There are 54 remaining eligible points to obtain. At the end of each eligibility year, the establishment will be asked to fill out an evaluation report form which recertification, for the following year, will be based upon.
Tiers for certification are as follows:
One Crown: 15 - 20 Points Total
Two Crowns: 21 - 24 Points Total
Three Crowns: 25+ Points Total