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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Stay Updated on Environmental Regulations

Great Forest aims to help clients remain in compliance with regulations applicable to their facilities; as such, we keep our website updated with links to relevant regulatory information. Check out our current list of regulatory information or contact us with any specific questions or concerns.

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Speculators Manipulate Energy Prices; Updates to the EPA Portfolio Manager

Aug 2009 News roundup * Updates to the EPA Portfolio Manager The EPA has announced several changes to their Portfolio Manager tool, detailed here. Some of the changes include an updated rating methodology for warehouses, retail establishments, religious institutions, and facilities that generate their own wind or solar power. Additionally, the Portfolio Manager will now … Continue reading Speculators Manipulate Energy Prices; Updates to the EPA Portfolio Manager

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Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance

Earlier this year, the Department of Energy and top executives from 19 commercial real estate firms met in New York City to discuss plans to dramatically reduce the sector’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Currently, commercial buildings account for 18 percent of the nation’s energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. The meeting officially launched … Continue reading Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance

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Q&A: Why Should We Worry About E-Waste?

Q: Why Should We Worry About E-Waste? A: With the increasing speed of changing technology, electronic waste or e-waste–discarded computers, cell phones, iPods and other electronics–is a growing concern. Toxic components in these devices, which may include mercury, lead and cadmium, can leak and contaminate the environment if disposed of improperly. According to the United … Continue reading Q&A: Why Should We Worry About E-Waste?

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