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Monthly Archives: June 2009

20 Years of Sustainability. Thank you from Great Forest

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I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since Great Forest started. Thank you for being our partners in sustainability, for working with us when green wasn’t yet fashionable, and for being part of a revolution in business that continues to amaze me. When Great Forest started, the term sustainability did not really exist; buildings were … Continue reading 20 Years of Sustainability. Thank you from Great Forest

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Recycling in a Recession

Earlier this year, recycling markets took a tumble due to the recession. However, Great Forest has noticed that many business owners and building managers are continuing to recycle. This is the smart thing to do. Rather than scaling back in this economic downturn, businesses nationwide should expand their recycling programs and make it even more effective.  Here’s … Continue reading Recycling in a Recession

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New Metrics Offers Snapshots of Sustainability

What impact do green programs have on your company’s bottom line? To get a clear picture, check out the new Great Forest Sustainability Metrics. This innovative online environmental assessment tool was designed to focus specifically on results! The metrics offers snapshots of sustainability in a minimum of three areas:  Energy, Waste and Water. Users can track data … Continue reading New Metrics Offers Snapshots of Sustainability

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NYC’s Proposed New Energy Efficiency Laws

City officials estimate that building owners would save approximately $750 million a year in energy costs with new legislation proposed under the Mayor’s “Greener, Greater Buildings Plan for New York City.” The plan, which aims to reduce carbon emissions and make buildings more energy efficient, targets some 22,000 buildings in NYC larger 50,000 sq ft.  These older … Continue reading NYC’s Proposed New Energy Efficiency Laws

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