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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Washington, D.C. Offers Rebates for Property Managers

Washington D.C.’s Department of the Environment (DDOE) and the Anacostia Watershed Society recently launched two new rebate programs to assist property managers in improving their stormwater management practices, in some cases covering up to 100% of the costs. The RiverSmart Communities initiative provides rebates for properties investing in sustainable stormwater management solutions that may include permeable … Continue reading Washington, D.C. Offers Rebates for Property Managers

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What Should You Report, and How?

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For many companies, the beginning of a new year is the time to start thinking about non-financial reporting. While reports can take different forms, Ernst & Young has identified the transition to the Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 reporting as one of 2014’s top sustainability trends for businesses. Over the years we have seen many companies grapple … Continue reading What Should You Report, and How?

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New LEED Achievement – 440 9th Avenue Certified

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Congratulations to the Paramount Group. Their building at 440 9th Avenue in NYC has been certified LEED O+M: Existing Buildings (v2008), achieving 37 out of 38 attempted points. Great Forest managed the LEED certification process and guided the building on upgrades and credits required. Work performed included waste audits, a transit survey, as well as … Continue reading New LEED Achievement – 440 9th Avenue Certified

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Recycling Warmth: Holiday Coat Drive

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With the new year greeting us with a blast of extra cold weather, we were glad to have been able to help Twinbrook Partnership with a holiday coat drive in December for their community in Rockville, Maryland. Great Forest worked with Capital Asset Recovery, an R2 certified electronics recycling vendor, to provide 30 collection bins at 15 locations … Continue reading Recycling Warmth: Holiday Coat Drive

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Making a Difference: Shaping the World’s Sustainable Development Agenda for the Next Decade

2014 is a crucial year. This is the year that hundreds of countries and the world’s leading organizations will decide on a list of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that will determine the key issues the world will pay attention to beyond 2015, when the current  Millennium Development Goals expire.  “What is agreed to this year will set the world’s sustainable development … Continue reading Making a Difference: Shaping the World’s Sustainable Development Agenda for the Next Decade

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