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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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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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Sustainability Beyond Certification

Great Forest on Life beyond LEED in Greenbiz.com         Congratulations.  You’ve been LEED certified. Now what?  That is the question Great Forest answers in the current edition of Greenbiz.com, one of the leading sources for news, opinion and best practices for green business. The article, co-authored by Great Forest President Richard Fuller … Continue reading Sustainability Beyond Certification

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Incentives for Greening (and Whitening) Your Roof

Green roofs are becoming a major urban trend as cities see the benefits of reduced stormwater runoff, lower summer energy bills, and overall reduced ‘heat island’ effect. Cities offering incentives for green roofing include Toronto, Chicago, Portland, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, and others are expected to follow. For example, since 2008, building owners in … Continue reading Incentives for Greening (and Whitening) Your Roof

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