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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Reduce Your Waste Costs By 75%? Case Study Show How One Major Development Is On Its Way To Doing Just That

It is one of NYC’s most talked-about new developments with over 750,000 sq. ft of mixed-use commercial/industrial space. Following a waste audit investigation, Great Forest identified key problems with the waste and recycling program at one of its buildings. This flaw was preventing the building from operating efficiently, and costing it dearly. Not only was it paying far too much … Continue reading Reduce Your Waste Costs By 75%? Case Study Show How One Major Development Is On Its Way To Doing Just That

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Insight: Why Is D.C. Tops In LEED?

  Last month, Washington, D.C. became the first city in the world to receive a LEED for Cities Platinum leadership certification, the highest award bestowed upon cities by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). D.C. has 120 LEED-certified projects, with 29.04 square feet of LEED space per resident, far ahead of the top LEED state, … Continue reading Insight: Why Is D.C. Tops In LEED?

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Move Towards Zero Waste In 3 Steps

The cost of waste removal has been on the rise over the past decade, and the trend seems to be continuing upward. One study predicts waste disposal services to increase at an “annualized rate of 2%.”  Not only are waste costs increasing, but many businesses are paying more than they need to.  Why? Because over 77% of what … Continue reading Move Towards Zero Waste In 3 Steps

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What Is Zero Waste? And Why Are Some Businesses Afraid of it?

Who’s Afraid of Zero Waste? Turns out, some businesses are. And this fear of committing to zero waste is holding them back from reaping the benefits. A lack of of clarity about what zero waste really means is part of the problem. So let’s start demystifying the process. What Is Zero Waste? Is it the … Continue reading What Is Zero Waste? And Why Are Some Businesses Afraid of it?

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