To engage with strategic economic sectors to promote and facilitate integration of conscientious, green business standards and a commitment to continuing improvement. These rigorous practice- and performance-based sustainability standards, customized for each business sector, are independently validated by third-party certifiers.
To play a pivotal role in achieving county climate action and emissions reduction goals.
To provide meaningful feedback on sustainability performance and serve as an educator and convener to inspire the community and marketplace with the benefits and achievements of responsible green businesses.
To stand as a leader exemplifying that sustainability elevates health, quality and experience for employees, customers and community, now and in the future.
Napa Green supports the The Porto Protocol on its principles to mitigate climate change effects. With this communication, we express our intent to implement those principles. We are committed to making The Porto Protocol and its principles part of the
strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of our company, and to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of The Porto Protocol, particularly in sharing with others our good practices and results obtained with the implementation of solutions and actions that we have taken to mitigate the total impact of our activity on the environment.
At Napa Green we pledge to continuously examine and deepen our understanding of power imbalances and social biases in our everyday world.
We commit to take action whenever possible to build a more just community, and partner with individuals and organizations that share this commitment. We seek to be a visible ally and take public positions not only on social inequities and injustices within our industry and community, but also within the broader social justice movement.
Napa Green is a nonprofit partner with 1% for the Planet, an international organization whose members contribute at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental causes. 1% for the Planet approved nonprofit partners are carefully vetted environmental organizations that are eligible to receive funding from their members.
Businesses and individuals can support Napa Green and other non-profits dedicated to addressing issues surrounding climate, food, land, pollution, water, and wildlife through 1% for the Planet.
Bill Bennett is trained and licensed as a Civil Engineer, and draws on decades of experience with commercial and industrial resource use to help Napa County wineries understand, manage, and reduce energy and water use. Beginning in 2016, Bill led the design and facilitation of “Integrated Resource Audits” for wineries seeking Napa Green Winery certification or recertification. These one-stop, user friendly energy, water and waste evaluations baseline and track resource efficiency over time and provide targeted recommendations for both cost and resource savings. With more than 160 reviews to date, Bill has developed a broad portfolio of operational guidance and recommendations which have helped Napa Green wineries save more than $4 million in energy costs and over 27 million gallons of water (as of July 2021).
Prior to joining Napa Green, Bill was a key team member at Sustainable Napa County (SNC) where he designed and implemented a county-wide energy efficiency program for commercial customers of PG&E (Napa County Energy Watch). Prior to SNC, Bill was the Resident Engineer for the Anheuser-Busch InBev Fairfield brewery, where he led successful and innovative energy efficiency changes at this $500 million facility including 1 MW of ground mount tracking solar, 1.5 MW wind turbine, anaerobic digestion, upgrades and automation of compressed air, boilers, and ammonia refrigeration systems, making it a beacon for energy conservation in an industry, with production issues very similar to those of the winemaking community.
Winemaker, Massican Winery and Board Member, Napa Valley Grapegrowers
Partner, Accendo Cellars & Proprietress, Trois Noix
Master of Wine and Founder, Reyes Wine Group & Wine Unify
Program Director, Napa County Resource Conservation District
President, Creative Furnace LLC and Director of Marketing Communications at Lloyd Cellars & Prescription Vineyards
Sustainable Agriculture Program Manager, Napa County Resource Conservation District