After much hard work Iron Springs is now a Green Certified Business by the Marin County Community Development Agency. We now will continue to strive to operate the most Green friendly Brewpub that we possibly can.
What does this mean?
Green businesses practice resource efficiency and focus their operations on limiting their impact on the earth and its resources. A green business not only conserves resources but also educates employees and customers abut resource conservation.
As a Green Certified hospitality business we have worked to be an industry leader in sustainability and certified green business practices. This has has been a part of Iron Spring’s mission statement since its inception in 2004
When evaluating our practices, we have looked at the entire building, which includes 5,000 sq. feet of restaurant space, 1,500 sq. feet of office space, a full scale commercial brewery, full service kitchen, and bar. We have had energy audits from PG&E, water audits from MMWD, and additional green consultants analyze our business practices and help us find ways to cut our energy and resource consumption. Through these reviews, we have been able to greatly reduce our environmental impact and footprint.
Running a brewery & public house involves many practices that have the ability to consume a plethora of energy and resources. We have taken critical steps to not only reduce our resource consumption, but also to use our business’s position as a community hub to share what we’ve learned with customers, the community, and the industry; what we have accomplished and why we feel it is important, as well as what we plan & strive for in the future.
In 2008, Iron Springs Pub & Brewery was voted one of the top ten Green Business in the Bay Area by Thimmakka. Please view this article to read more!