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Monthly Archives: July 2014

3 Things Your Business Can Do NOW To Reduce Energy Costs This Summer

For many businesses, summer means higher energy costs. Here are three simple things you can do NOW to save money and be more energy efficient this summer… and three more tips to get you ready for next summer. What you can do NOW: 1) Use daylight Most offices have their lights on even when they are not … Continue reading 3 Things Your Business Can Do NOW To Reduce Energy Costs This Summer

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Making A Difference: Breaking Mexico’s 500-Year-Old Toxic Tradition

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Renowned Poet Homero Aridjis Makes Heartfelt Plea For A Lead-Free Mexico  Did you know that millions of men, women and children in Mexico have elevated blood lead levels?  Many are “poisoned” at each meal by food cooked in or served on traditional pottery made by local artisans using toxic lead glazes. Did you know that a … Continue reading Making A Difference: Breaking Mexico’s 500-Year-Old Toxic Tradition

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Where Are You On The Sustainability Maturation Curve?

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This post is from Great Forest consultant Jennifer Niklas, adapted from a piece she initially put together for the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, where she worked on sustainability initiatives for dozens of campus facilities and campus offshoots in the Phoenix area. When sustainability was still just an emerging area of interest, we grappled … Continue reading Where Are You On The Sustainability Maturation Curve?

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Spring Cleaning An Office Building With Community Forklift

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It is hard enough to spring clean your basement at home.  Imagine trying to clear the basement of your office building! That is exactly what Great Forest helps clients do each spring. Recently, we were at First Potomac’s TenThreeTwenty property in Columbia, MD, sorting through items left in the basement and in tenant storage lockers. We found a … Continue reading Spring Cleaning An Office Building With Community Forklift

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5 Ways to Green Your Building and Get Money to Do It

Many of our commercial clients have deployed energy projects in the last year that are now meeting or exceeding savings and incentives projections.  Read on as DNAInfo New York describes how some of our clients have transferred important best energy practices from the workplace, into homes and condos. Some examples mentioned: A co-op in Manhattan received $197,000 in incentives from … Continue reading 5 Ways to Green Your Building and Get Money to Do It

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