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June 11th, 2015 Purchasing energy from renewable sources

Renewable energy is derived from natural resources, such as the wind and sun, that do not deplete the earth’s resources. Many businesses have the ability to choose an electricity plan from renewable sources, so that your company may: Reduce the impact of electricity generation Create American clean energy jobs Demonstrate environmental stewardship Purchase Renewable Energy To […]

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July 29th, 2014 Contracting with waste management vendors that incentive recycling

The key to an effective working relationship between a contract administrator and a collection contractor is a clearly written and executed contract. Learn tips from industry experts on how to write and negotiate an effective contract with refuse and recycling haulers, while keeping costs under control and increasing recycling. Below are links that will walk […]

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July 29th, 2014 Download sample waste management contracts that incentivize recycling

So you are ready to see sample Waste Management contracts? That’s great! Please click on the links listed below to see examples of Waste Management contracts that incentivize recycling. Department of the Interior (DOI) CA.gov What to consider in waste and recycling contracts: CA.gov Efficient buildings – from insight to action.    

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July 29th, 2014 What is “green” paper?

With over 40% of industrial wood harvested put toward paper production, a universal switch to greener paper products has the potential to result in an incredible reduction in the environmental impact of the business sector. However, there are a number of practices that are packed under the larger title of ‘green’ paper products. Reduce paper demand […]

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July 29th, 2014 Coffee consumption survey

Coffee Consumption Survey If the file does not begin downloading, please contact support@greenpsf.com. Efficient buildings – from insight to action.    

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July 29th, 2014 Demystifying green purchasing standards

All of the different labels, logos, standards, programs and organizations associated with green purchasing can be confusing. Some of the most important green organizations are profiled below. Chlorine-Free – Chlorine-Free Products Association is a nonprofit organization that certifies products to be chlorine-free, including office paper products and bath & facial tissue. Totally Chlorine Free is […]

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July 29th, 2014 Green purchasing spreadsheet

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July 29th, 2014 Purchasing energy efficient office equipment

What is Energy Efficient Office Equipment? Today, office equipment accounts for an ever-increasing portion of most office’s energy bill. According to the Pacific Gas & Electric Company, businesses across the United States spend more than $2 billion collectively on electricity consumed by office equipment each year (see PG&E Electric Saving Tips). One of the easiest […]

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July 29th, 2014 Hand dryers versus paper towels

Hand Dryers Win – Hands Down. Many buildings are switching to hand dryers and getting rid of paper towels to reduce costs and waste in the restrooms. Paper towels are expensive to supply and create significant work for cleaners to remove the waste they create. The cost to supply paper towels and take away the […]

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July 29th, 2014 The truth about coffee and water

The Facts: Making coffee does not only require the amount of water that is used to brew a pot. Water is used to wash, process and transport the beans, to produce and transport the milk that is used, to process any sugar that might be used (if it is not raw sugar can), and to make […]

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