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New Report:
How Are NYC Buildings Using Water and Energy?

For the first time, data submitted by some of the NYC’s biggest buildings under Local Law 84 (benchmarking) and Local Law 87 (auditing) have been analyzed together to give a clear picture not only of the amount of energy and water used by these buildings, but also what heating, cooling, and other systems are being used. This data, … Continue reading New Report:
How Are NYC Buildings Using Water and Energy?

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Highlights from the EPA’s Annual MSW Report

The EPA’s latest municipal solid waste (MSW) report now spots a new name – Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Facts and Figures 2013 – that emphasizes the importance of sustainable materials management. As reported in Waste 360, according to the study: The rate of MSW discarded fell one percentage point from 2012 to 52.8 percent. The recovery rate … Continue reading Highlights from the EPA’s Annual MSW Report

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A Better Way to Pay For Solid Waste Management?

Here’s an interesting report from the Citizens Budget Commission. “The report recommends the City of New York charge a variable fee for residential trash removal as an economic incentive to reduce non-recyclable and non-compostable waste and lower taxpayer cost for the service. ” The report raises points for discussion. What do you think?

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