Business Incubator for Green Ideas
Created 9/21/2010 10:04:53 AM 
Business incubators, the bulk of which are independently operated nonprofits that provide startups with cheap office space and professional advice, took off in the 1980s only to stall after the dot-com bubble burst. They're now back to a record high, with some 41,000 startups using 1,200 incubators across the US alone.
Go Green, Donate your Stuff and Save on Taxes
Created 9/16/2010 9:02:22 AM 
Whether you're replacing your office windows or swapping out your office furniture for something new, always check to see if there is a charity that needs your stuff. Not only do you get the satisfaction of knowing it's not just rotting away in the dump and increasing the load on our overcrowded landfills; but it's going to help local charities repair homes, furnish non-profit offices, and other tasks.
Go Green: Rent Everything
Created 6/23/2010 11:20:06 AM 
More and more renting seems like an easier way to “go green” while cutting costs. While not everything should be rented, (toothbrushes, underwear, etc.) most things can be, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that you can borrow just about anything without having to leave your home, or office, or coffee shop – basically anywhere you use your computer.
Staple-Free Eco Stapler
Created 3/26/2010 7:40:20 AM 
You know this gadget, ever present in every office. A stapler is a mechanical device that joins sheets of paper or similar material by driving a thin metal staple through the sheets and folding the ends. If each one of the UK's ten million office workers used one less staple every day, 120 tons of steel would be saved each year. For comparison, the construction of the Staples Center in downtown LA used 2,500 tons.
Container City in Mexico: Grand Scale Recycling
Created 2/19/2010 8:11:53 AM 
Containers are an extremely flexible method of construction, being both modular in shape, extremely strong structurally and readily available. Container Cities offer an alternative solution to traditional space provision. They are ideal for office and workspace, live-work and key-worker housing.
Save BIG Turning Office Waste into Toilet Paper
Created 6/26/2009 8:03:36 AM 
Many businesses are discovering that they can reduce disposal costs, save paper costs, earn money, and preserve our natural resources by reducing, reusing, and recycling office paper. Paper is probably the biggest source of waste in most offices and usage is rising by around 20% every year, with the average office worker using approximately 50 sheets of paper every day in the typical office. That is aside from other paper waste such as newspapers and magazines that they may read.
Renter's Guide to Green Properties
Created 9/15/2008 9:24:47 AM 
GreenRenter offers a guide to the green commercial and residential property in the Portland, Ore., area. Separate sections for residential and commercial offerings list a variety of homes, offices, restaurants and retail space with integrated Google Maps to show prospective tenants where they are all located. Buildings included need not be LEED certified, but they must include at least one feature in any of seven key green areas: energy, water, building materials, operations, building surroundings, certifications and awards or other innovative green features.
Discover the Green Depots
Created 6/13/2008 7:31:37 AM 
Office Depot, Home Depot, Costco; they all are no frills environments with a simple merchandise presentation that reduces overhead costs and allows them to pass those savings on to the customer in the form of lower merchandise prices. The typical store has a dozen departments and an average size of about 100,000 square feet.
The Indoorscaping Moneymaker Formula
Created 1/11/2008 7:20:22 AM 
Green citizens just can’t get enough of verdant architecture. However while we’ve been concentrating on greening exterior surfaces of buildings, innovative companies have taken their grass inside. These 'green walls' adds a welcome ecological element to sterile office environments and improves air quality while taking up less floor space than potted vegetation does.
Who Wants to be a Green Vending Millionaire?
Created 1/7/2008 7:38:25 AM 
The $1.2 billion US vending machine industry will grow about 6 percent through 2008. Gains will be driven by the rising number of vending locations, the proliferation of innovations such as cashless machines, and the retrofitting of bill acceptors in existing machines. Placements in offices, retail establishments and health facilities will grow the fastest.


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