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Environmental Certification Program Price to Increase

STMA has offered its Environmental Facility Certification program to the membership since 2016, virtually at no charge. Once certification has been received, the facility would then pay $100 for the recognition materials, which cost $100 to produce.

Beginning on Jan. 1, there will be a $50 application fee assessed for processing the application. That fee will be able to be paid through the STMA shopping cart. The fee will help to offset the resources – staff and software — needed to review and process the applications. The charge for the recognition materials will not change; choosing a banner or a plaque will cost $100.

After a thorough cost analysis of the program, the Environmental Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that a $50 application fee be implemented at the beginning of 2019. The Board approved that recommendation at its fall Board meeting.