Green Per Square Foot

GreenPSF Knowledge Center

July 30th, 2014 Download sample waste management and recycling plans

You are ready to see a Waste Management and Recycling plan? That’s great! Please click on the links below to see examples of Waste Management and Recycling plans. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee NYC.gov Here is an outline of how offices manage their waste and recycling: CA.gov Efficient buildings – from insight to action.  

Read this article   Posted by in Sustainability Education
Tags: ,

July 29th, 2014 Estimating your company’s weekly recycling and waste

There are plenty of reasons to recycle: it keeps land from being used by expanding landfills and mining, reduces fossil fuel extraction, and creates jobs in a growing industry. It is, however, difficult to know if you’re doing a good job of recycling. Below are some strategies to properly measure your recycling rates in your […]

Read this article   Posted by in Sustainability Education
Tags: ,

July 29th, 2014 Communicate on recycling

Internal Communications Effective, consistent, and clear communication about your recycling practices will result in: (1) greater employee participation and enthusiasm, (2) employees recycling effectively and consistently, and (3) increased chance of recycling practices lasting for a longer period of time. Most of us want to recycle but might be confused about what office materials we […]

Read this article   Posted by in Sustainability Education
Tags: ,

July 29th, 2014 Download sample waste audits

So it is time to perform a waste audit? That’s great! Please click on the links below to see examples of a business waste audit. Keep America Beautiful University of Wisconsin Milwaukee  City of Bothell Efficient buildings – from insight to action.    

Read this article   Posted by in Sustainability Education
Tags: , ,

July 29th, 2014 Best practices for getting building occupants to recycle

Four Best Practices for occupant collaboration in recycling 1. Communication Communication of recycling information and educational materials to building occupants and custodians is important. Property managers must have a communication strategy for distributing recycling information. Weekly meetings, occupant outreach groups, and flyers/information postings in common areas are convenient and effective ways to distribute information to […]

Read this article   Posted by in Sustainability Education
Tags: , , ,

July 29th, 2014 How to develop a waste management plan

According to the CA.gov, businesses should stick to the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle mantra when developing a waste management plan. Here’s how: Reduce Set your photocopiers and printers to print on both sides by default. Make computer files, not paper files when possible. If you have not explored computer alternatives to paper in a couple years, […]

Read this article   Posted by in Sustainability Education
Tags: ,

July 29th, 2014 Recycling construction waste from build-outs and renovations

Source: Earth911 “Is it best to rent a dumpster for a bigger remodel job? Will the waste be recycled? You may end up saving a great deal of time by having an on-site dumpster, rather than driving back and forth to dump your waste. Many companies will not only provide you a container for your […]

Read this article   Posted by in Sustainability Education
Tags: , , ,

July 29th, 2014 Fun Facts About Recycling

Recycling is the collection, reprocessing, and use of materials that were diverted or recovered from the solid waste stream. Recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions, conserves natural resources, and saves landfill space. About 80% of what Americans throw away is recyclable– yet our average municipal recycling rate is just 30%! Widespread waste In 2010, Americans recycled […]

Read this article   Posted by in Sustainability Education
Tags: ,

July 29th, 2014 The social costs of trash

The social costs of trash are not easily quantifiable. Here are some questions that address waste management on a community-wide scale when managing the waste in your own building or business: What price do you place on odors by disposal facilities? What is the dollar impact on property values, on community image or pride? How […]

Read this article   Posted by in Sustainability Education
Tags: , ,

July 29th, 2014 Best practices for improving recycling

Be proactive Your property manager may provide recycling options, such as desk-side bins or central recycling bins for your office. If these bins are provided in your office, be sure that you use them, and encourage your coworkers to use them as well. If you see colleagues throwing paper or plastic bottles into the garbage […]

Read this article   Posted by in Sustainability Education
Tags: