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Healthy Buildings Recognized as a Fairfax County Green Business Partner

Fairfax, VA, May 2nd, 2016: The Fairfax County Green Business Partners Program recognizes local businesses that are leaders in environmental stewardship. These businesses are integrating sustainability principles like energy conservation, waste reduction, and smart water use into their day-to-day operations. Visit the Fairfax County Green Business Directory to see Healthy Buildings profile. Joining the list of

By | 2016-11-07T17:13:09+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Blog, News & Announcements|Comments Off on Healthy Buildings Recognized as a Fairfax County Green Business Partner

Healthy Buildings Recognized as a New Jersey Sustainable Business

Healthy Buildings Recognized as a New Jersey Sustainable Business South Orange, NJ, July 16th, 2015: Small businesses across New Jersey are saving money, sharing their successes and inspiring other businesses by implementing sustainable business best practices. Joining this list of small businesses, Healthy Buildings located in South Orange, New Jersey, became one of the first

By | 2017-02-03T19:44:36+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Blog, News & Announcements, Sustainability|Comments Off on Healthy Buildings Recognized as a New Jersey Sustainable Business

Revelations From A Waste Audit

Finding a Way to Make Sense of “Away”:  Revelations From A Waste Audit As part of a waste audit for a large bank’s Corporate Challenge, Healthy Buildings was contracted to sort and weigh trash and recycling samples from four commercial office buildings. Healthy Buildings waste auditors will never think of “throwing something away” the same

By | 2017-02-03T19:44:36+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Blog, News & Announcements, Sustainability|Comments Off on Revelations From A Waste Audit

More Bubbles, Less Waste

Earth Day is just around the corner and our clients are thinking about their office Earth Day events. One client is developing a green exhibit to feature sustainable living strategies at home, in the community and at the office. Healthy Buildings was asked to research sustainable kitchen appliances to showcase at the exhibit, and we

By | 2017-02-03T19:44:52+00:00 March 13th, 2013|Blog, Environmental Quality, Sustainability|Comments Off on More Bubbles, Less Waste

Exploring Sustainability Dashboards

Recently, one of our clients asked us to develop a sustainability dashboard as a clearinghouse for all of their energy, waste, water, travel, and GHG metrics. Without a budget beyond our staff time, we resorted to Excel as a starting point to mock up the graphics. With support for our original draft, we are onto

By | 2017-02-03T19:44:53+00:00 February 20th, 2013|Blog, Commercial Real Estate, Sustainability|Comments Off on Exploring Sustainability Dashboards