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

Are you ready for a quick and easy boost in energy savings? Then join us for Daylight Hour, an annual campaign promoting the use of natural daylight in offices whenever possible. For one day in June each year, participants around the world mark the day by turning off their lights for a single hour from 12 noon … Continue reading Case Study: Daylight Hour Adds Up For Easy Energy Savings Boost At Great Forest

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2016 HANYC Awards: NYC’s Greenest And Most Socially Responsible Hotels Are Revealed

Congratulations! Winners of the 2016 HANYC Sustainability Awards were revealed in New York City on November 14, 2016 during HX: The Hotel Experience 2016, North America’s largest hospitality industry trade event. Presented by the Hotel Association of New York City, the HANYC Sustainability Awards recognize and honor hotels leading the way in sustainability, and making a … Continue reading 2016 HANYC Awards: NYC’s Greenest And Most Socially Responsible Hotels Are Revealed

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How The Peninsula New York Topped the Hotel Category in the Zero Waste Challenge

Read the full story, which first appeared in Green Lodging News. The results of the New York City Mayor’s Zero Waste Challenge were recently revealed, with The Peninsula New York emerging tops in the hotel category. The Peninsula was able to double its diversion rate in just a few months during the Challenge, in the process, … Continue reading How The Peninsula New York Topped the Hotel Category in the Zero Waste Challenge

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News:
Great Forest Clients Top Mayor’s Zero Waste Challenge, Become Role Models For New Organics Rule

Earlier this year, the Mayor challenged New York businesses to go zero waste. The results are in.  Great Forest’s NYC clients are among the top performers, with the Peninsula New York leading the way in the “hotel” category. The challenge attracted over 31 different businesses in more than 39 locations across all five boroughs. Great Forest worked … Continue reading News:
Great Forest Clients Top Mayor’s Zero Waste Challenge, Become Role Models For New Organics Rule

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Award Spotlight:
What Makes A Building Outstanding? Ask First Potomac

Congratulations to First Potomac Realty Trust for their double wins at the recent 2016 TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Awards! Not only was First Potomac named the grand winner, taking the big prize of the night for their Atlantic Corporate Park property, but they also won the prize for Outstanding Building in the … Continue reading Award Spotlight:
What Makes A Building Outstanding? Ask First Potomac

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Great Forest Wins Daylight Hour Award, Announces Daylight Fridays

Great Forest was one of over 650 offices worldwide that participated in the 2016 Daylight Hour movement on June 17. The fun event, designed to encourage the use of daylight instead of electricity when possible, reached over 10 million people on social media, and we are thrilled that Great Forest was named “Hype Master” this year, winning the … Continue reading Great Forest Wins Daylight Hour Award, Announces Daylight Fridays

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News:
NYC’s Most Sustainable Hotels Are Identified, Artworks Awarded

Congratulations! Seven New York City hotels were honored for their environmentally friendly lodging practices and socially responsible initiatives as recipients of the second annual Sustainable Hospitality Awards, presented on Nov. 9 by the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC). This year, Great Forest worked with the HANYC to expand the number of awards given … Continue reading News:
NYC’s Most Sustainable Hotels Are Identified, Artworks Awarded

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A Conversation With The Carlton Hotel On Sustainability

A Conversation With The Carlton Hotel On Sustainability The Carlton hotel was one of three winners of the 2014 HANYC Sustainability Awards. What have they been doing in the year since their win? How have their efforts made a difference in their operations? We found out from General Manager Vic Freeman. Q: What did winning the first HANYC … Continue reading A Conversation With The Carlton Hotel On Sustainability

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2nd Annual Hotel Sustainability Awards

The search is on again. We encourage all eligible hotels to check for details and apply for the 2015 HANYC Sustainability Awards from the Hotel Association of New York City. Last year’s search identified three winners with a range of innovative programs. How green are NYC hotels?  Here are 10 insights from the inaugural awards.

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How Green Are NYC Hotels? 10 Insights From The Sustainability Awards

Last year, Great Forest worked with the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC) to develop and launch the very first HANYC Sustainability Awards. In the process of reviewing and judging the pool of applicants, we gained a unique first-hand look behind the scenes at what many NYC hotels are doing in terms of sustainability. … Continue reading How Green Are NYC Hotels? 10 Insights From The Sustainability Awards

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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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Think You Should Get an EBie Award? Let Us Know

The deadline for the 2014 EBie Awards, which celebrate sustainability in Existing Buildings, is March 20. Do you have what it takes to bring the award home? Great Forest will submit at least two nominations, and we are looking for more outstanding individuals who qualify. If you think you fit the bill, let us know. Now in … Continue reading Think You Should Get an EBie Award? Let Us Know

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New LEED Achievement – 440 9th Avenue Certified

Congratulations to the Paramount Group. Their building at 440 9th Avenue in NYC has been certified LEED O+M: Existing Buildings (v2008), achieving 37 out of 38 attempted points. Great Forest managed the LEED certification process and guided the building on upgrades and credits required. Work performed included waste audits, a transit survey, as well as … Continue reading New LEED Achievement – 440 9th Avenue Certified

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Great Forest Clients Outperform in Efficiency, Data Accuracy

Great Forest has emerged as one of the top consulting firms submitting data from more than 50 client buildings as required by Local Law 84 (LL 84). A preliminary report assessing the accuracy of LL84 data submitted to NYC found that information provided by Great Forest on behalf of clients was much more likely than … Continue reading Great Forest Clients Outperform in Efficiency, Data Accuracy

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Great Forest Clients Nominated for Energy New York Awards

Each year, the New York Energy Consumers Council (NYECC) honors organizations and/or individuals who have demonstrated exceptional qualities of vision, innovation, and leadership in strengthening the energy reliability and economic competitiveness of New York by presenting them with Energy New York Awards (ENYA). This year Great Forest was proud to have two clients nominated for … Continue reading Great Forest Clients Nominated for Energy New York Awards

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900 Third Avenue Achieves LEED

NYC just got a little greener with Paramount Group’s 900 Third Avenue earning the LEED certification for Existing Buildings.  Great Forest managed the certification process, which boosted sustainability on several fronts. New waste and recycling initiatives increased the building’s diversion rate to 60%, energy efficiency efforts helped the building achieve an ENERGY STAR rating of 77, … Continue reading 900 Third Avenue Achieves LEED

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New LEED Certifications

  Great Forest is proud to announce two new LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifications: In March, Citibank’s Operations and Technology office at 111 Wall Street was awarded LEED Gold under the LEED CI (Commercial Interiors) Version 2.0 rating system. Project highlights include a 46% water use reduction, 80% demolition and construction waste diversion, … Continue reading New LEED Certifications

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Two New LEED Certifications

Two Vornado Realty properties – 330 Madison and 770 Broadway –  have achieved LEED certification for Existing Buildings, Operations and Maintenance. Great Forest  managed and guided the successful LEED EB: O&M process for both buildings. Congratulations!

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