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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Do You Have A “Zombie” In Your Office? New Report Says You Might

A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has revealed the existence of millions of “zombie” servers in the U.S. About 30% of servers in the country drain energy without doing anything. Many others operate at only 12% to 18% capacity. “It’s like an airline flying 30% of its planes empty…,” said Pierre … Continue reading Do You Have A “Zombie” In Your Office? New Report Says You Might

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Making A Difference: Play Golf, Do Good

The 6th annual Pure Earth/Blacksmith Golf Benefit returns to the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Westchester, New York, on Monday, September 29, 2014. Mike Doherty, President/CEO of Building Maintenance Services, is this year’s honoree. Thanks to all Great Forest clients and friends for helping us support this great event year after year. The benefit raises crucial funds to clean … Continue reading Making A Difference: Play Golf, Do Good

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The Greenest Hotel in New York? Apply Now.

We are excited about the launch of the first ever HANYC Sustainability Awards from the Hotel Association of New York City. Designed to encourage and recognize sustainability in the industry, the awards will be given to member hotels that have developed programs in: Environment Protection Social Responsibility Holistic Strategy for Sustainable Hospitality We encourage all eligible hoteliers … Continue reading The Greenest Hotel in New York? Apply Now.

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80-Foot High Digester Eggs To Turn Even More Food Waste Into Energy

This fall, the eight 80-foot high steel digester eggs at Newtown Creek’s Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brooklyn will be processing even more of New York City’s food waste to be transformed into “pipeline quality” natural gas (mostly methane) by National Grid. The ambitious expansion will see the amount of food waste processed each day increase from 1.5 tons to … Continue reading 80-Foot High Digester Eggs To Turn Even More Food Waste Into Energy

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The Value of Sustainability – 2 New Reports

Two new reports throw fresh light on the value of sustainability. Delivering Sustainable Buildings: Savings and Payback  Produced by BREEAM, a U.K. green building certification body similar to LEED, this report concludes that making environmentally-friendly decisions for your building does not always mean incurring additional costs.   According to the report, achieving basic certification incurs no … Continue reading The Value of Sustainability – 2 New Reports

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