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Case Study:
Great Forest Helps A Manufacturer Profit From Increased Waste Diversion

The manufacturing industry is one that can greatly profit from increased waste diversion and improved sustainability, partly because of the sheer volume of material they generate. Here is how Great Forest helped one manufacturer reduce waste and lower costs in a busy industrial setting. Client: Industrial (Manufacture/Resale), located in the Midwest. Problem:  This industrial client was … Continue reading Case Study:
Great Forest Helps A Manufacturer Profit From Increased Waste Diversion

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Case Study:
Food Waste Audit At A National Restaurant Chain

Client: A fast casual national chain with locations across the country. Summary: Great Forest conducted food waste audits at 3 locations of a national restaurant chain, revealing that the chain could rescue an average of 26.7% of its daily food waste. The audit helped the restaurant brand determine how much of their surplus food could be … Continue reading Case Study:
Food Waste Audit At A National Restaurant Chain

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Case Study:
Great Forest Identifies 75% Cost Savings For Major NYC Development

Client:  A building on the campus of one of NYC’s most talked-about new developments with over 750,000 sq. ft of mixed-use commercial/industrial space. Summary Great Forest’s waste audit and assessment identified key problems that kept the building’s waste and recycling programs from working efficiently. The investigation also uncovered opportunities for reducing the building’s waste removal costs by 75%, … Continue reading Case Study:
Great Forest Identifies 75% Cost Savings For Major NYC Development

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Case Study:
Is A Digester The Answer? It Depends.

Client: A top-tier hotel in San Francisco. Summary Many businesses try to cut waste costs by decreasing the number of waste services they pay for, without fully understanding the big picture, and how their waste management costs are really calculated and incurred. In a misguided effort to cut costs by eliminating composting service, one hotel in San … Continue reading Case Study:
Is A Digester The Answer? It Depends.

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Case Study:
Daylight Hour Adds Up For Easy Energy Savings Boost At Great Forest

Great Forest’s participation in Daylight Hour 2017 was rewarded with the “Gear Head” award for best monitoring and analysis, as documented in this case study, which is also featured at the Building Energy Exchange’s  website. Thanks to the creative folks behind the annual Daylight Hour movement for continuing to push for energy savings in such a fun … Continue reading Case Study:
Daylight Hour Adds Up For Easy Energy Savings Boost At Great Forest

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Case Study:
How Great Forest Helped The Peninsula Top The Mayor’s Zero Waste Challenge

Great Forest’s NYC clients were among the top performers in the 2016 Mayor’s Zero Waste Challenge with the Peninsula New York leading the way in the “hotel” category. These Great Forest clients are now role models for NYC’s new commercial organics rules. The Mayor’s Zero Waste Challenge resulted in the total diversion of 36,910 tons … Continue reading Case Study:
How Great Forest Helped The Peninsula Top The Mayor’s Zero Waste Challenge

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Waste Audits Success Story:
Great Forest Helps USGBC Keep An Eye On Their LEED Performance

Even the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the organization responsible for the LEED green building program, must keep an eye on their own LEED performance. As waste consultants for the USGBC, Great Forest helps the organization monitor their sustainability efforts through quarterly waste audits. Waste is one of five categories used to determine a building’s … Continue reading Waste Audits Success Story:
Great Forest Helps USGBC Keep An Eye On Their LEED Performance

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Case Study:
Getting Better Waste Data For Businesses

This Great Forest case study was featured in Environmental Leader’s 2014 Insider Knowledge Report–Lessons Learned from Corporate Environmental, Sustainability and Energy Decision-Makers (download pdf). It documents the innovative Open Top Container Log (OTCL) system developed by Great Forest. —– Summary: Waste costs can take up a substantial portion of a company’s operating budget. What we have found is that … Continue reading Case Study:
Getting Better Waste Data For Businesses

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Case Study:
How Great Forest Increased Recycling With A Centralized System

This Great Forest case study was featured in Environmental Leader’s 2013 Insider Knowledge Report–Lessons Learned from Corporate Environmental, Sustainability and Energy Decision-Makers, pg 124. (download the full pdf, 2013 report). Great Forest works with corporate clients to divert as much as 50,000 tons of material from landfills daily. We find that in many cases, businesses can … Continue reading Case Study:
How Great Forest Increased Recycling With A Centralized System

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Case Study:
How Great Forest Cut Costs By Over 50% For Two Buildings

It is one of the industry’s best-kept secrets – effective waste and recycling management can dramatically lower waste costs by as much as 50%. David Troust, Great Forest’s director of sustainability for the Mid-Atlantic region, recently pulled together two case studies to illustrate this point. He presented the data to over 100 industry and local … Continue reading Case Study:
How Great Forest Cut Costs By Over 50% For Two Buildings

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Organics Program:
How Great Forest’s Pilot Program Helped Two Clients Customize Solutions

Great Forest develops and customizes programs that best fit each client’s needs. Sometimes, this involves a trial pilot that can help determine the feasibility of a program before investment in a full launch. Here is an example of what two trial pilot programs addressing organics revealed: Case 1: A large financial firm in Weehawken, NJ, with a three-building campus housing … Continue reading Organics Program:
How Great Forest’s Pilot Program Helped Two Clients Customize Solutions

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650 Fifth Avenue:
How Great Forest Improved Building-Wide Sustainability Through Tenants

Promoting building-wide sustainability is often a two-pronged process. “In addition to pushing forward common area and building system initiatives, we also reach out to tenants and stakeholders at the same time,” explains Anna Dengler, Great Forest’s director of sustainability. “ As part of Great Forest’s sustainability management program at 650 Fifth Avenue, Great Forest conducted … Continue reading 650 Fifth Avenue:
How Great Forest Improved Building-Wide Sustainability Through Tenants

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