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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Did You Know…?

The extra energy Americans use to power their holiday lights between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the equivalent of every U.S. household using their electric oven at 350 degrees for two-and-a-half days. LED lights save 75% of the energy of incandescent lights and last up to 10 times longer. Affordable LED holiday lights are now common … Continue reading Did You Know…?

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Holiday Green Tips

For the Season and Beyond 1.  Season’s “Greenings” Go paperless!  It’s not too late to send your eco-friendly holiday greetings via email. 2.  Give the Gift that Gives Back Instead of buying gifts, organize an activity for your employees to give back to the community.  This can be as simple as holding a food or … Continue reading Holiday Green Tips

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Sustainability Beyond Certification

Great Forest on Life beyond LEED in Greenbiz.com         Congratulations.  You’ve been LEED certified. Now what?  That is the question Great Forest answers in the current edition of Greenbiz.com, one of the leading sources for news, opinion and best practices for green business. The article, co-authored by Great Forest President Richard Fuller … Continue reading Sustainability Beyond Certification

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Did You Know…? LED holiday lights

The extra energy Americans use to power their holiday lights between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the equivalent of every U.S. household using their electric oven at 350 degrees for two-and-a-half days. LED lights save 75% of the energy of incandescent lights and last up to 10 times longer. Affordable LED holiday lights are now common … Continue reading Did You Know…? LED holiday lights

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Holiday Green Tips For the Season and Beyond

1. Season’s “Greenings” Go paperless! It’s not too late to send your eco-friendly holiday greetings via email. 2. Give the Gift that Gives Back Instead of buying gifts, organize an activity for your employees to give back to the community. This can be as simple as holding a food or toy drive, or as involved … Continue reading Holiday Green Tips For the Season and Beyond

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Small Changes Produce Big Results with Composting

We are always thinking of ways to influence behavior and make it intuitive for people to fully utilize the sustainability programs that exist where they work. In many cases, small, low-cost changes can produce big results. Here is one example of how Great Forest implemented a few small but calculated changes that worked wonders to … Continue reading Small Changes Produce Big Results with Composting

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Using LEED as the Starting Point for Greater Sustainability

Read the article in Greenbiz.com By Richard Fuller and Anna Dengler, Great Forest Inc. Published December 17, 2010 Congratulations. You’ve been LEED certified.  Now what? That is the question facing the owners and operators of over one billion square feet of commercial space that have obtained LEED status under the U.S. Green Building Council‘s green … Continue reading Using LEED as the Starting Point for Greater Sustainability

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