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Monthly Archives: May 2011

900 Third Avenue Achieves LEED

LEED 900 Third Ave

NYC just got a little greener with Paramount Group’s 900 Third Avenue earning the LEED certification for Existing Buildings.¬† Great Forest managed the certification process, which boosted¬†sustainability on several fronts. New waste and recycling initiatives increased the building’s diversion rate to 60%, energy efficiency efforts helped the building achieve an ENERGY STAR rating of 77, … Continue reading 900 Third Avenue Achieves LEED

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San Francisco: New Energy Ordinance

San FranciscoSan Francisco recently passed a new energy ordinance requiring owners of commercial buildings to perform energy audits and benchmarking every five years. Buildings have one year to collect data and prepare and submit audits. Download a timeline of the ordinance from BOMA’s site. If you are not yet a client, call Great Forest for … Continue reading San Francisco: New Energy Ordinance

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25-Year Energy Outlook

The Federal Energy Information Administration recently issued its 25-year projections: Annual Energy Outlook 2011 With Projections to 2035. The 246-page document and a summary are available at the link above. Great Forest went through the report and noted a few interesting points: Despite a projected growth in commercial floor space, commercial energy consumption in buildings, … Continue reading 25-Year Energy Outlook

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