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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Buildings Go Green To Save Money; New Recycling Requirements for NYC Street Events

July 2009 news roundup Historic Climate Change Bill Passes House In a historic vote on June 26th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), which will have sweeping implications for energy and climate change initiatives. Key provisions in the bill include: Requirements for electric utilities to meet 20% of … Continue reading Buildings Go Green To Save Money; New Recycling Requirements for NYC Street Events

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Great Forest Provides LEED Guidance for Neo-Classical Gem in NYC

Among Great Forest’s LEED clients is the grand 77-year-old neo-classical building at 515 Madison Avenue. Following a $5 million reovation, the Newmark Knight Frank building is expected to achieve LEED certification (LEED-EB and LEED-CI) by the U.S. Green Building Council in the near future. Great Forest consultants are facilitating work that includes the upgrading of … Continue reading Great Forest Provides LEED Guidance for Neo-Classical Gem in NYC

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Q&A: Where do my recyclables go after I toss them in the recycling bin?

Q: Where do my recyclables go after I toss them in the recycling bin? A: Collecting recyclables at your home or office in a receptacle might be all you have to do to recycle, but there are a few more steps in the process before your plastic bottles, aluminum cans and office paper can be … Continue reading Q&A: Where do my recyclables go after I toss them in the recycling bin?

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Bloomberg Breaks Ground on LEED Project on Williamsburg Waterfront

  Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined city officials in a groundbreaking ceremony on July 6 for the highly-anticipated Bushwick Inlet Park project in Brooklyn. Great Forest client W.A. Gross Construction Associates and the NYC Parks Department are working on the 28 acre park, which will include a multipurpose athletic field. Great Forest  is guiding the LEED process for the first … Continue reading Bloomberg Breaks Ground on LEED Project on Williamsburg Waterfront

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