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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Q&A: How much energy do I save by taking the stairs instead of the elevator?

There are many factors in determining the amount of energy used by any one person in any one elevator ride. Factors like the number of people in the elevator, the elevator’s capacity, whether it is going up or down, and the age/type of elevator. One estimate says the amount of energy it takes for one … Continue reading Q&A: How much energy do I save by taking the stairs instead of the elevator?

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Over 100 Restaurants Pledge to Reduce Food Waste by 50%

Le Bernardin, Momofuku, Chipotle and Juice Generation are among over 100 restaurants in NYC that have pledged to reduce by half the amount of food waste sent to landfills. Instead of throwing away food, the restaurants will implement strategies like composting and recycling. Great Forest provided assistance on the development of this Food Waste Challenge for the … Continue reading Over 100 Restaurants Pledge to Reduce Food Waste by 50%

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Case Study: Centralized Vs. Traditional Deskside Recycling

What happens when waste and recycling bins are moved away from the deskside to a centralized location? Great Forest recently conducted a trial to find out. Read our one-page case study to find out the percentage of recyclables that ended up in the trash from the centralized versus the deskside recycling system in our pilot. Our results … Continue reading Case Study: Centralized Vs. Traditional Deskside Recycling

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Great Forest Clients Outperform in Efficiency, Data Accuracy

Great Forest has emerged as one of the top consulting firms submitting data from more than 50 client buildings as required by Local Law 84 (LL 84). A preliminary report assessing the accuracy of LL84 data submitted to NYC found that information provided by Great Forest on behalf of clients was much more likely than … Continue reading Great Forest Clients Outperform in Efficiency, Data Accuracy

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Healthcare Sustainability Drives Patient Care

Did you know that hospitals and clinics are the second most intensive users of energy in the U.S., right behind the food service industry? Greening hospitals, clinics and other healthcare practices is therefore key because it benefits patients, not only because of the resulting cleaner environment, but also because the money saved will free up … Continue reading Healthcare Sustainability Drives Patient Care

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