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Rebuilding After Sandy, Building for the Future

A nine-foot storm surge fueled by 70-mile-per-hour winds engulfed the East Coast. Sections of New York City, the epicenter of the nation’s financial industry, disappeared underwater, creating a picture that looked eerily similar to predictions made five years ago of future global warming. The total price tag for Sandy could be $100 billion.     [...]

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From Bronx Green to The Big Apple Green

The history and transition of our networkfrom 2010 through 2012. Below is a download link and embedded video of Mike Frey’s introductory comments from the official launch event of The Big Apple Green, held Wednesday, September 19th. This three and half minute clip contains a summary history of the evolution of our network from its [...]

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Big Apple Green Official Launch – Mark Your Calendar

Please mark your calendar for September 19, Noon to 1:30 pm to attend the official Online Launch Event for Big Apple Green. And be sure to reserve your online “seat” at http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E057D688884B. As a green business you won’t want to miss either of our nationally known guest speakers, Gil Friend and Candice Kollar:   Gil [...]

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The Greening of Hospitals, Part 3 of 3: A National and International Movement

In my last two posts, I described the many opportunities that are opening up to help reduce the environmental footprint of hospitals and other healthcare institutions. In The Greening of Hospitals, Part 2: Business Opportunity Checklists, I presented several long lists of the opportunities available. In The Greening of Hospitals, Part 1: Hospitals Primed for [...]

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The Greening of Hospitals, Part 2 of 3: Business Opportunity Checklists

In my last post (The Greening of Hospitals, Part 1: Hospitals Primed for Greening) I talked about the tremendous opportunities that await green vendors in the nationwide and global efforts to improve the environmental health of hospitals. Take a look at the following checklists to see where your enterprise might fit in: Energy Management Have [...]

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The Greening of Hospitals, Part 1 of 3: Healthcare Primed for Greening

If your green enterprise doesn’t already have a foothold in healthcare, maybe now’s the time. For financial reasons, hospitals have put off spending year after year since the 1980s. As a result, many of their buildings are way out of date. Now hospital officials are under pressure to cut expenses wherever they can, and they [...]

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First Brown Bag Lunch Networking Event a Success at TheBigAppleGreen.Net.

We had a good meeting at this week’s Brown Bag Lunch. In attendance: Lourdes Zapata, Mike Frey, Michael Johnson-Chase, Marilyn Sloan, Jim Devine, Gail Terry Grimes and Claude Whitmyer. Michael Johnson-Chase reconnected with Marilyn Sloan and Jim Devine, both of whom he’d met a while back and who had been on his mind to follow [...]

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Is the “green” zeitgeist really as zeit-ly as we’d like to think?

How smart do you have to be? This week I had occasion to use the term “smart building” in a document I was writing for a private school that is planning a new science building. The building will be wireless, energy efficient, all that good stuff, so “smart” seemed like the word to describe it. [...]

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