Green Business Award

The Village of Niles has established itself as a committed partner to improving the environment and encouraging sustainable practices. The Village recognizes the importance of government, residents and businesses working together to reach ambitious goals of environmental sustainability. The Green Business Award program promotes environmentally-friendly business practices in Niles.

This program is designed to encourage businesses in Niles to adopt environmentally sustainable practices, such as waste reduction, conservation of water and energy efficiency. The benefits of this program are reduced electric and water utility costs, effective use of building materials, enhanced health and productivity, long-term economic returns and a reduced environmental impact.

The process opens March 1st and accepts applications until November 1st. Winners are recognized at the Village Board meeting in December and the Niles Chamber of Commerce and Industry Leadership Luncheon in January. 

How the Program Works
Businesses in Niles are asked to fill out an application in order to report on their sustainable business practices such as recycling, energy saving efforts, water conservation, and more. Businesses should fill out the entire application and return to Village Hall (either through mail or by emailing (

Each application is scored by each member of the selection committee. Scores are added up for each applicant, and a winner is chosen based on the highest score.

Green Business Award Information
Green Business Award application (fillable PDF)
Green Business Award application (Word doc)
Letter to Businesses

For more information or for questions regarding the program, please contact the Economic Development Director or the General Government Department at 847-588-8074

Previous Award Recipients
2015: BBJ Rentals, Inc.
2016: Christine Pusateri Solutions
2017: PolyScience
2019: Solar Service

Contact Us

  1. General Government

    1000 Civic Center Drive
    Niles, IL 60714

    Ph: 847-588-8010


    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.