Do Business with a Plano Green Business

Want to purchase services or products from businesses who share your environmentally-conscious mindset?  Check out these City of Plano Green Business certified businesses.

   
Aqua-fit
Aqua-fit Family Wellness Center's owner Mimi Conner was an environmental advocate long before opening her business in 2008. Green initiatives include using a solar cover for the indoor salt-water pool. This greatly reduces evaporation—generating a 40% energy savings in heating the pool. Additionally, Aqua~Fit promotes energy efficiency through use of a dual-filter pool heater and multi-speed pump and a programmable thermostat. These ongoing operational efforts make a big splash in reducing the company’s overall carbon footprint.
B and B Furniture Consignment
B and B Furniture Consignment provides an ever-changing gallery of previously-owned furniture and accessories for buyers of fashionable collections or one-of-a-kind art and decor. Proprietor David Reichman’s green initiatives include T8 lighting, CFLs in all display lamps and sustainable purchasingre-manufactured ink cartridges, recycled content office supplies and biodegrable cleaning products. B and B Furniture Consignment’s marketing is done electronically through e-newsletters and Facebook as well as by in-person networking. B and B hosts periodic instructional seminars to teach patrons how to refurbish furniture treasures for its continued use and enjoyment (without adding to the land-fill).
Bavarian Grill
Bavarian Grill features authentic southern German cuisine in a family-friendly, festive environment. The restaurant has achieved an impressive 70% diversion rate due to participation in both single-stream and organic recycling. Green attributes include replacing incandescent lamps with LED lighting, investing in compostable to-go containers and utensils, and upgrading to a high-efficient air-conditioning unit. In addition to being all things German—food, music and bier, the highest-rated German restaurant in Texas can now boast "all things green."
Big-Frog Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More offer an array of apparel and other items adorned by custom graphics—produced in-house and with no minimums. An investment in LED lighting, eco-friendly direct-to-garment water-based ink for printing and the purchase of sustainably-sourced showroom flooring are a few of the green initiatives taken by Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More. The store’s advanced printing technology means most custom orders can be completed within a day. Big Frog’s environmental impact, however, will last much longer.
Cambria hotel & suites
Cambria hotels & suites offer business and leisure travelers upscale facilities and well-appointed guest rooms. Environmental attributes include task lighting, motion sensors, air filtration, drip irrigation, and a high-efficiency HVAC system. Cambria elected to participate in both single-stream and organic recycling. This all-suites 100% smoke-free hotel offers amenities such as a fitness center, an outdoor heated pool, a restaurant and a full-service bar. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certication from the U.S. Green Building Council is pending.
Wholesome Grub Cityscape at Market Center is a luxury multi-family complex featuring resort-style amenities and green living. Green initiatives include energy-efficient triple-paned windows and solar film in its administrative area. All apartment homes feature Energy-Star appliances. In addition, select furniture in the elegant clubhouse was reclaimed and repurposed from used cabinetry. Cityscape at Market Center rates high in walkability, offering easy access to a grocery store, dining and shopping.
Collin County Association of REALTORS Collin County Association of REALTORS® is a non-prot organization serving over 4,000 REALTOR® and affiliate members by providing tools and resources to succeed. Environmental initiatives include recycling; replacing fluorescent lighting with energy-saving T-8 lamps; and installing solar tubes which generate natural lighting for its banquet room. Having realized a 15% reduction in electricity charges as a result of reduced consumption, CCAR proudly brings home the fact that green initiatives save money.
Corner Wines
Corner Wines is your neighborhood wine store recognized for its extensive selection of over 400 personally-selected boutique wines from around the world. Unique green initiatives include Jim’s hand-crafted wine racks, repurposed furniture, use of low VOC non-toxic paint and the installation of energy-efficient lighting. Owners Jim and Lynda McDevitt are knowledgeable and passionate about wine and aim to demystify wine through fun tasting classes, personalized travel tours to the world’s most renowned wine destinations and one-on-one in-store assistance. Patrons who find happiness in selecting their new favorite wines can be assured Mother Earth is happy as well.
 
Custer McDermott Animal Hospital
Custer McDermott Animal Hospital's motto is, “We treat your pets like the valued family members they are.” Family is important to this hospital as evidenced by the steps taken to honor Mother Earth in the construction of the building in 2012. Environmental initiatives include outfitting the facility with T-8 lamps; installing a tankless water heater; a water filtration system for drinking water; and a drip irrigation system with a smart controller.
 
Diamond Display Group
Diamond Display Group is an industry leader in the design and structural engineering of many types of merchandising platforms--including point-of-sale displays and signage. Employees at this entrepreneurial company participate in a remanufactured ink and cartridge collection program, and purchase used office equipment. The facility is outfitted with energy-efficient T8 fluorescent lamps and motion-sensor lighting. Formalizing a green mission and sustainable purchasing policy and replacing incandescent lamps with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) were among the initiatives completed to earn certification.
 
DRIVE Auto Appearance Center DRIVE Auto Appearance Center provides premium auto-detailing and reconditioning products and services for car enthusiasts, professional detailers and car show champions. DRIVE’s products are certified organic, biodegradeable and allergen free. DRIVE uses less than 8 ounces of water to clean an average-sized car—and its Polymer-based cleaner produces an outstanding shine. Green initiatives include outfitting their office with reclaimed and repurposed furniture; and using energy-efficient, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting throughout the retail shop.
 
Ebby Halliday Ebby Halliday Realtors - Plano is ever conscious of being community citizens and reducing waste. Old metal “For Sale” signs are recycled and used furniture is sold or donated. Energy efficient T8 lamps combined with motion sensors reduce energy consumption. A smart irrigation controller and water efficient bathroom fixtures conserve water. Ebby Halliday associates have earned high praise for their commitment in finding clients their perfect home. This commitment extends to their efforts in preserving Mother Nature’s home and limited resources.
 
Eltek
Eltek is a power pioneer with over 40 years in a global marketplace providing energy and money-savings power solutions to industries ranging from telecom, power distribution and solar energy. The Plano Americas Region headquarters is a testament to the company’s “always on” motto—committed to protecting revenue-generating services and reducing energy consumption. In addition to using energy-efficient T-8 and T-5 lamps, Eltek’s facility features a solar array panel and a reflective cool roof.
 
FM Global
FM Global is a mutual insurance company dedicated to property risk management, working to safeguard the value of their client’s businesses. Green measures include a water filtration system, energy-efficient T-8 lamps and air pollution reduction by offering employee-organized carpools through its internal website. With over 180 years in business offering groundbreaking property loss prevention research and resources, FM Global is committed to making a sustainable difference to their clients, the global community and the environment.
 
The Grove School
The Grove School prepares children ages two to five for kindergarten with educational opportunities which foster love of learning. In part, its green mission statement reads “...promote a safe and clean facility focused on sustainability, conservation and natural products.” Classrooms use motion-sensor lighting; food waste is composted on site; and natural light is used extensively. The facility boasts no-VOC paint and flooring made from recycled rubber. If children learn by example, The Grove School presents a great one.
 
Harley-Davidson Financial Services
Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS) offers a variety of financing options for those dreamers of open road and wind in their face. The green team at HDFS embraces the corporate motto: “We preserve and renew the freedom to ride.” Their facility boasts energy efficient T-5 lamps which replaced fluorescent lighting and covered motorcycle parking and bike racks.
 
Hirsch's Meats
Hirsch’s Specialty Meats is a family-owned meat market which has received accolades for its fresh, high-quality meats, knowledgeable staff and personal service since its doors opened in 1992. A two-time City of Plano Environmental Star of Excellence Award winner, Hirsch’s Specialty Meats holds to green initiatives that include replacing fluorescent lighting with T-8 lamps; installing a programmable thermostat; and purchasing 100% green power. Additionally, environmental information is included in paycheck envelopes quarterly—keeping staff cut above in environmental knowledge.
 
Ke Kino Massage Academy and Institute of Healing Ke Kino Massage Academy and Institute of Healing honors each client by naturally restoring their body. In Hawaiian, Ke Kino means “the body.” Sustainable initiatives include ongoing employee environmental education, using organic products on their native-adaptive plant landscaping; and energy efficient lighting through a combination of T-8 lamps, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light emitting diode (LED) lighting. In addition to being a natural therapies clinic, Ke Kino is a massage academy providing certification to become a licensed massage therapist.
 
Legacy Trail Dental Legacy Trails Dental offers modern convenience with traditional one-doctor relationship stability. Christina Ky, DDS, reflects her environmental concern through sustainable operations which include energy efficiency by employing compact fluorescent lighting (CFLs), motion sensors and a programmable thermostat. This dental practice recycles and reduces paper waste through online registration and check-in. Enjoy a scenic view afforded by a wall of windows and extensive natural lighting while Dr. Ky provides premium dental care to keep you smiling.
 
LYFE Kitchen
LYFE (Love Your Food Everyday) Kitchen is a restaurant offering a menu of delectable dishes—all under 600 calories! If you think this eatery is for vegans only, you’re wrong. LYFE’s healthy food dishes look good, are good for you—but most importantly, taste great. Green initiatives include locally-sourced fruits and vegetables, and responsibly-raised meats—served in an inviting environment boasting bold colors. Waste-reducing behind-the-scenes operations include wine offered by tap, eliminating the use of wine bottles.
 
My Possibilities
My Possibilities is the realized vision of three mothers of adult special-needs children who had “aged out” of secondary education. Collin County’s first full-day, year-round continuing education program for disabled Texans touts an inspired green team led by HIPsters (Hugely Important People). Gardens are watered from rain barrel collections. All merchandise sold in the HIPStore is handmade from reused or donated materials. Understanding that nurture and nature go hand in hand is reflected in their educational and environmental outcomes.
 
Primrose Schools
Primrose School of West Plano is a private preschool providing a premier educational childcare experience for children six weeks to five years old. In addition to recycling, the school’s green attributes include a hands-on vegetable garden; use of an interactive whiteboard which reduces classroom paper use; multiple playgrounds offering soft-landings comprised of recycled rubber mulch; and a unique, water-efficient outdoor splash play area. Their young students are exposed to educational activities and sustainable living disguised as big-time fun!
 
Signs By Tomorrow
Signs By Tomorrow embraces an environmentally-friendly small footprint for their busy office. Owners Maria and Richard Mott have been avid recyclers for a while using refillable ink cartridges for their designer printers prior to seeking Green Business Certification. Through a variety of changes including retrofitting T-12 lamps with energy-efficient T-8 lamps; putting “Turn Off Light” labels on switch plates; and providing environmental education to their employees, Signs By Tomorrow earned its certification.
 
Skolix
Skolix specializes in IT services and Business Process Outsourcing solutions. From the strategies of IT to reducing its carbon footprint--it’s all in a day’s work for CEO Venky Vadlamani. Green initiatives include purchasing used furniture, refurbished computers and an internal BYOD (bring your own device) program for staff encouraging them to bring their personal computers to work versus the company purchasing new ones. Energy-efficient T8 lamps, motion-sensor lighting and use of refillable printer cartridges make Skolix the green scholars of IT.  
Snappy Salads
Snappy Salads stands by the testament that it is "So good, even guys like our salads." As Plano’s first Green restaurant, this eatery recycles and has a water-monitoring system and low-flow toilets. Its green purchasing includes hormone-free, grass-fed beef and biodegradable food service items. Patrons enjoy creative salads on tables made of reclaimed wood—freshly crafted on a kitchen counter fashioned from reclaimed porcelain and beer and wine bottles.  
Villas at Chase Oaks The Villas at Chase Oaks is a lushly landscaped 250-unit community with Mediterranean-style architecture offering a green lifestyle under red tiled roofs. Built in 1985, The Villas prove older buildings can reap operational savings of green retrofits. In June 2012, The Villas was first to earn Green Business Certification. Green initiatives include a 35% recycling diversion rate; Energy Star appliances in all resident homes; and installation of weather stations which reduce community water consumption.
 
VIVO Realty
VIVO Realty supports clients in the Dallas-Ft.Worth Metroplex providing their buying or selling clients with exceptional service by listening and focusing on their individual needs. The VIVO team has creatively pushed the limits and found better ways towards green operational efficiencies. Their environmental measures include electronic transmission of all correspondence including contracts and marketing pieces; replacing existing lighting with energy-efficient T-8 lamps; and outfitting their office with sustainably-harvested bamboo flooring.
 
W&M Environmental Group, LLC
W&M Environmental Group, LLC, has been providing expert environmental services since 1995, including consulting and compliance to a broad range of clients. W&M’s green initiatives include replacing all T-12 fluorescent lighting with T-8 lamps; re-upholstering office dividers and refurbishing furniture; and encouraging employees to contribute lunch scraps to its onsite compost pile. The company captures rain water in a 1,000-gallon cistern which waters the grounds and vegetable garden. This is one environmental firm which walks the talk.  
Weeks Law Firm
Weeks Law Firm offers estate planning services including wills, trusts, probate, guardianship and special needs trusts. In addition to assisting clients in protecting their estates, owner Tresi Weeks, is committed to protecting Mother Earth. Her firm’s green initiatives include T8 lighting, motion-sensor lighting, sustainable purchasingused furniture, cloth tea towels and glass mugs and cups for employees and guests. Attorney Weeks recognizes each person’s circumstance is different and provides a personal, knowledgeable custom approach. Weeks Law Firm protects your interests and our environment.
 
Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar
Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar's farm-to-kitchen cuisine is prepared in a "from scratch only" kitchen. Diners can have their cake and be green too. While its vehicle charging stations and herb garden might be clues, most patrons are unaware of Whiskey Cake’s environmental commitment. Solar panels and motion sensors reduce energy use while automatic faucets, a booster heater and a monitored sprinkler system ensure water efficiency. Sit on refurbished furniture and leave room to enjoy its namesake, signature dessert—whiskey cake!
 
Whole Foods
Whole Foods Market has been a healthy food provider in Plano for nearly two decades. Because of the goods sold, knowledgeable associates and environmentally-friendly culture, it is known as the green grocer. Green initiatives include sustainable purchasing
organic foods and Certified Sustainable Seafood. Whole Foods composts its organic wastethe best example of full-circle recycling. With natural products ranging from verified non-GMO foods to organic personal care products, Whole Foods is a community resource for healthy living.
 
Wholesome Grub
Wholesome Grub's digital menu board features the special of the day at this casual eatery where your dining options are all healthy. Sustainable measures include the use of refurbished and repurposed furnishings and equipment, a drip irrigation system and purchasing sustainable seafood and organic goods. The three brothers who operate the restaurant have a passion for innovative menu items. They are focused on providing guests with fresh, low-calorie, affordable—and of coursetasty meals.
 

       
 Aqua-fit Aqua-fit Family Wellness Center Aqua-fit Family Wellness Center owner Mimi Conner was an environmental advocate long before opening her business in 2008. Green initiatives include using a solar cover for the indoor salt-water pool. This greatly reduces evaporation—generating a 40% energy savings in heating the pool. Additionally, Aqua~Fit promotes energy efficiency through use of a dual-filter pool heater and multi-speed pump and a programmable thermostat. These ongoing operational efforts make a big splash in reducing the company's overall carbon footprint. photo
  B and B Furniture Consignment B and B Furniture Consignment offers an ever-changing gallery of previously-owned furniture and accessories for buyers of fashionable collections or one-of-a-kind art and decor. Proprietor David Reichman's green initiatives include T8 lighting, CFLs in all display lamps and sustainable purchasing--remanufactured ink cartridges, recycled content office supplies and biodegrable cleaning products. B and B Furniture Consignment’s marketing is done electronically through e-newsletters and Facebook as well as by in-person networking. B and B hosts periodic instructional seminars to teach patrons how to refurbish furniture treasures for its continued use and enjoyment (without adding to the landfill).