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After Earth Day – Five Things To Do

Here are five things you can do to keep the Earth Day momentum going year-round. Who are you going to call? Know who to contact when you have a question about sustainability at work. It could be your sustainability consultant or a member of your office green team. If there is no point person, consider nominating someone to the … Continue reading After Earth Day – Five Things To Do

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5 Things Every Building Manager/Owner Should Do

You have a large building to run and too many things to do.  Here’s a handy list of 5 actions you should do, at least once a year. 1) Renegotiate your contacts, competitively bid for crucial services especially waste hauling. Things change – market forces, regulations, tenants, etc.  Take the time to review and renew your contracts, … Continue reading 5 Things Every Building Manager/Owner Should Do

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5 Ways to Green Your Building and Get Money to Do It

Summer 2014 Many of our commercial clients have deployed energy projects in the last year that are now meeting or exceeding savings and incentives projections.  Read on as DNAInfo New York describes how some of our clients have transferred important best energy practices from the workplace, into homes and condos. Some examples mentioned: A co-op in Manhattan received $197,000 in … Continue reading 5 Ways to Green Your Building and Get Money to Do It

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Five Ways to Reduce Your Paper Consumption At The Office

One study estimates that a $5 ream of paper could end up costing you up to $155 with the associated costs (storage, copying, printing, disposal, postage and more) factored in. Today, with the average office employee using about 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year, it makes both good business and environmental sense to reduce paper … Continue reading Five Ways to Reduce Your Paper Consumption At The Office

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Keep Cool At Work This Summer

Stay cool this summer and save on energy costs without making your air conditioner work overtime. Reduce heat sources – Switching from incandescent to fluorescent lighting does more than help your bottom line by saving energy. It also reduces excess heat produced by inefficient incandescents, keeping your office cooler. Look for other electronics and appliances … Continue reading Keep Cool At Work This Summer

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Five Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Studies show that indoor air is 2 to 5 more polluted than outdoor air, due in part to the carpeting, paint, and other chemicals standard in our modern lives. What can you do in your office to minimize indoor air pollutants? Here are five ideas. 1. Add Plants – Add some greenery to your office environment … Continue reading Five Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

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20 tips to reduce waste, improve recycling

Introducing the first Great Forest tip sheet on waste and recycling.  Following this list of 20 tips will set you on the path to reducing waste and increasing recycling in the most efficient and cost effective way. Have questions? Ask your Great Forest representative or contact your sustainability consultant. 1. Conduct a Waste Audit This … Continue reading 20 tips to reduce waste, improve recycling

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Tips for a Greener 2011

Have you been sticking to your New Year’s resolutions?  Here are eleven eco-friendly ideas to keep you on track for 2011: ·  Use Less Paper – ALWAYS use recycled paper and reduce waste by printing on both sides. ·  Learn Recycling Guidelines – Take a moment to review the recycling guidelines for your office building in order … Continue reading Tips for a Greener 2011

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Holiday Green Tips

For the Season and Beyond 1.  Season’s “Greenings” Go paperless!  It’s not too late to send your eco-friendly holiday greetings via email. 2.  Give the Gift that Gives Back Instead of buying gifts, organize an activity for your employees to give back to the community.  This can be as simple as holding a food or … Continue reading Holiday Green Tips

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Holiday Green Tips For the Season and Beyond

1. Season’s “Greenings” Go paperless! It’s not too late to send your eco-friendly holiday greetings via email. 2. Give the Gift that Gives Back Instead of buying gifts, organize an activity for your employees to give back to the community. This can be as simple as holding a food or toy drive, or as involved … Continue reading Holiday Green Tips For the Season and Beyond

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