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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Congratulations…

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Blue Hill Plaza in Pearl River, New York, has won the 2012 Rockland Business Association’s Green Council Award for Large Business. A Great Forest client for almost two decades, Blue Hill Plaza was honored for its exceptional recycling program, among other green features. Congratulations from the entire Great Forest team! [Photo: Joanne Morano, Director of Property … Continue reading Congratulations…

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Get the Message with Big Green Statements

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* Read the article in Environmental Leader No matter how many educational sessions you hold about recycling and conservation, and how many fact sheets you give out about sustainability, sometimes you just need to make a big visual statement to get the message across loud and clear. On Earth Day this year, tenants at a high-rise … Continue reading Get the Message with Big Green Statements

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D.C: Benchmarking Compliance Update

Following on the heels of NYC’s Local Law 84 (2009), D.C.’s benchmarking rules will soon need to be acted upon.  Buildings over 150,000  sq feet may need to report as early as January 2013. The basic structure of benchmarking follows the EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager guidelines.  For D.C., as in New York, we expect … Continue reading D.C: Benchmarking Compliance Update

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D.C. Benchmarking Update

While there is still no official confirmation of benchmarking reporting deadlines for D.C.,  we want to remind property owners and managers in the nation’s capital to begin planning now.  As we mentioned in ourlast update, deadlines could fall as early as Jan. 2013 for buildings larger than 150,000 sq. feet. Fines for missing reporting deadlines … Continue reading D.C. Benchmarking Update

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