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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Q & A: What is Demand Response?

With the current high temperatures, buildings are demanding a lot from the grid to keep building occupants cool. By reducing energy loads during peak times, buildings can help reduce strain on the energy infrastructure – and get paid for it – with a program called demand response. Demand response programs exist to trim electricity demand … Continue reading Q & A: What is Demand Response?

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Paramount Buildings Pursue LEED-EB

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Great Forest was recently awarded a contract for LEED consulting at five additional Paramount buildings in New York City, after successfully achieving LEED certified status at 900 Third Avenue. We are now working with 712 Fifth Avenue, 745 Fifth Avenue, 31 West 52nd Street, 440 Ninth Avenue, and 220 West 42nd Street using the LEED … Continue reading Paramount Buildings Pursue LEED-EB

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Great Forest Clients Nominated for Energy New York Awards

Each year, the New York Energy Consumers Council (NYECC) honors organizations and/or individuals who have demonstrated exceptional qualities of vision, innovation, and leadership in strengthening the energy reliability and economic competitiveness of New York by presenting them with Energy New York Awards (ENYA). This year Great Forest was proud to have two clients nominated for … Continue reading Great Forest Clients Nominated for Energy New York Awards

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Composting in the City – How one Hotel did it

Great Forest shared some insights on composting with Environmental Leader for their 2011 Insider Knowledge Report, which features lessons learned from corporate environmental, sustainability and energy decision-makers. (Read the entire report here) Composting in an urban area can be difficult especially in a city like New York, where there are no industrial compost facilities and … Continue reading Composting in the City – How one Hotel did it

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