INTEGRATED RESOURCE AUDIT: A core step in the process of becoming a Napa Green Winery is the “Integrated Resource Audit” – a one-stop energy, water and waste assessment. This is part of what makes the Napa Green Winery certification so unique and valuable. These audits baseline resource metrics so wineries can track changes and improvements over time. In addition, the Audit identifies opportunities to improve energy and water efficiency (saving $ and staff time) and increase recycling & composting.
Napa Green wineries receive a full Resource Audit at the start of certification and again every six years, with an Abbreviated Resource Audit every alternating three years as part of re-certification.
Audit Costs: The investment in the Resource Audits is currently the only cost associated with Napa Green Winery certification, and the wineries that have implemented key Audit recommendations have had this investment repaid several times over. Please note, NVV provides a 20% audit cost match for their members.