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Monthly Archives: May 2011

900 Third Avenue Achieves LEED

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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