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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Cardboard Tower Illustrates Height of Waste, Promotes Recycling

Great Forest made a big statement about recycling and waste with this massive cardboard tower.  The visually stunning display caught the eye of many tenants in the lobby of 480 Washington Boulevard.  It illustrated in simple, visual terms the amount of waste generated from discarding cardboard trays used in many cafeterias. Anna Dengler, Great Forest’s … Continue reading Cardboard Tower Illustrates Height of Waste, Promotes Recycling

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Q&A: What water-saving measures are musts for any commercial property? What’s the best way to tackle water management outdoors?

Q: What water-saving measures are musts for any commercial property? What’s the best way to tackle water management outdoors? A: Last month’s Q&A on green restrooms offered some ideas for saving water indoors such as faucet aerators, waterless urinals and automatic faucets.  Since buildings in the U.S. account for 14 percent of potable water consumption, … Continue reading Q&A: What water-saving measures are musts for any commercial property? What’s the best way to tackle water management outdoors?

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Earth Day Report 2010

Green Buildings to the Rescue Earth Day is 40 years old.  Back when it began in 1970, “green buildings” referred to their color. Today, they stand for energy efficiency, reduced waste and cost savings. But above all, green buildings can save the world! OK, maybe that claim is a little exaggerated, but the impact buildings … Continue reading Earth Day Report 2010

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Where Does Your E-Waste End Up? (Video)

A typical building usually generates close to one ton of e-waste every few months. Because of the toxic components of many electronics, responsible recycling of e-waste is crucial. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. (Related: Clearing backlogs of e-waste) Where does your office e-waste end up? Some of the world’s e-waste is dumped in poor countries, in … Continue reading Where Does Your E-Waste End Up? (Video)

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Get Your Free Handy Guide to NYC Environmental Laws

With a gamut of new legislation facing NYC buildings, you might need help remembering all those deadlines and requirements. Great Forest has created a handy 3.5″ x 8.5″ (slightly larger than a bookmark) timeline and summary card of everything you need to know. Carry it with you so that you have information at your fingertips … Continue reading Get Your Free Handy Guide to NYC Environmental Laws

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