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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Great Forest Begins Free Urban Green Council Presentations

This month, Anna Dengler, Great Forest’s director of sustainability, gave a free presentation on benchmarking and NYC’s Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP) to a group of property service managers from the 32 BJ SEIU workers union. Great Forest is working with the Urban Green Council to offer these free presentations to building industry organizations, building … Continue reading Great Forest Begins Free Urban Green Council Presentations

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Does Your Diversion Rate Really Reflect Your Recycling Efforts?

Read the article in Environmental Leader March 14, 2011 Does Your Diversion Rate Really Reflect Your Recycling Efforts? Are you being held hostage by your recycling diversion rate? As more and more companies begin to measure their recycling efforts, this figure is often used as the only performance indicator for recycling. A high diversion rate … Continue reading Does Your Diversion Rate Really Reflect Your Recycling Efforts?

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Top American Cities With The Most Energy Efficient Buildings

This month, the EPA released its list of American cities with the most energy efficient buildings. At the top of the list are some cities that might surprise you, including Los Angeles, which takes the number one spot for the third year in a row. New York has jumped from the tenth spot up to number … Continue reading Top American Cities With The Most Energy Efficient Buildings

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The Industry Secret To Cutting 20-50% Off Waste Removal Costs

It may be one of the industry’s best-kept secrets – waste brokers can help buildings find cash in trash simply by helping them tighten their waste contract bidding process. Often, the savings can be huge. The town of Yorktown, New York, saved $1 million when Great Forest first worked with them. This month, Great Forest … Continue reading The Industry Secret To Cutting 20-50% Off Waste Removal Costs

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NYC Benchmarking Deadline Extended, New Helpline Announced

NYC building owners and operators now have until August 1 to get ready for the benchmarking requirements of the city’s Local Law 84. The Mayor’s office has announced that “no penalty will be assessed due to failure to comply” for at least three months after the original May 1 deadline. Due to the positive response, the … Continue reading NYC Benchmarking Deadline Extended, New Helpline Announced

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