Case Studies

Better Waste Management With Better Data

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 Better Waste Management With Better Data

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Centralized vs. Traditional Deskside Recycling

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 Centralized vs. Traditional Deskside Recycling

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Effective Waste And Recycling Management Can Lower Waste Costs By As Much As 50%

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 Effective Waste And Recycling Management Can Lower Waste Costs By As Much As 50%

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Building 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 is … Continue reading Building Sustainability Through Tenants

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