Earth Week is always a busyphoto of the lobby of 1515 Broadway in New York City | Earth Week | Big Earth Week in the Big Apple Image | SIG with clients on earth week | earth week 2017 | Earth Day | Earth Day lobby event | NYC Skyscrapers from office view time for Sustainable Investment Group (SIG), and 2017 was no exception. Here is a brief recap of our activities in New York, and what we did to help celebrate Earth Day and Earth Week with our clients.

Earth Week in New York

SIG’s, Asa Posner, spent his Earth Week supporting lobby events at multiple buildings in New York City including 1350 Avenue of the Americas, 100 Church Street, 900 Third Avenue, 31 West 52nd Street and 712 5th Avenue, 1633 Broadway and 745 5th Avenue, 461 5th Avenue, 1515 Broadway, and 1301 Avenue of the Americas.

Monday 4/17

  • Conducted Transportation + Occupant Comfort surveys at 1350 Avenue of the Americas (SL Green) to support their LEED EB: O+M certification effort. The goal was to determine what percentage of occupants are using alternative transportation during a typical work week, as well as gauge occupant comfort in the building as it relates to temperature, noise, lighting, air quality, and cleanliness.
  • Helped to promote durable goods recycling at 1350 Avenue of the Americas by encouraging tenants to use the CFL lamp and battery recycling boxes in the lobby. Also helped to promote the used sports equipment donation initiative, a partnership between the NHL and SL Green, by directing building occupants to donate their used sports equipment in the green hockey goal set up in the lobby.

Tuesday 4/18

  • Conducted Transportation + Occupant Comfort surveys at 100 Church Street (SL Green) to support their LEED EB: O+M certification effort. The goal was to determine what percentage of occupants are using alternative transportation during a typical work week, as well as gauge occupant comfort in the building as it relates to temperature, noise, lighting, air quality, and cleanliness.
  • Helped to promote durable goods recycling at 100 Church Street by encouraging tenants to use the CFL lamp and battery recycling boxes in the lobby. Also helped to promote the used sports equipment donation initiative, a partnership between the NHL and SL Green, by directing building occupants to donate their used sports equipment in the green hockey goal set up in the lobby.

Wednesday 4/19

  • Attended the Earth Day event for 900 Third Avenue (Paramount Group) in the building lobby. SIG was present to talk with building occupants about sustainable initiatives at the building, including the building’s LEED Gold recertification. Other initiatives discussed included the green cleaning program, integrated pest management, energy/water savings, recycling, and the use of low-mercury lighting. Additionally, the building gave out tree saplings to building occupants donated by the Arbor Day foundation and raffled off an “Earth Basket” containing several eco-friendly products. SIG had several Earth Day freebies to give away, including chip clips and cups made from recycled plastic, pens, bookmarks, and coasters made from recycled tires.
  • Supported Earth Day events at 31 West 52nd Street and 712 5th Avenue (both Paramount Group) by providing handouts/literature about sustainability, recycling, and LEED, and offering Earth Day giveaways including chip clips and cups made from recycled plastic, pens, bookmarks, and coasters made from recycled tires.

Thursday 4/20

  • Attended the Earth Day events for 1633 Broadway and 745 5th Avenue (both Paramount Group) in the building lobbies. SIG was present to talk with building occupants about sustainable initiatives at the building, including each building’s LEED Gold recertification that was earned in December 2016. Other initiatives discussed included the green cleaning program, integrated pest management, energy/water savings, recycling, and the use of low-mercury lighting. Both buildings offered a raffle for tenants to win various Earth Day-themed prizes. 745 5th Avenue also had a plant giveaway and gave out wildflower seeds to promote the conservation of honeybee and butterfly populations. SIG had several Earth Day freebies to give away, including chip clips and cups made from recycled plastic, pens, bookmarks, and coasters made from recycled tires.
  • Conducted LEED update meetings at 461 5th Avenue and 1515 Broadway (both SL Green) to support their LEED EB: O+M certification effort. Both buildings expect to achieve LEED certification this summer.

Friday 4/21

  • Attended the Earth Day event for 1301 Avenue of the Americas (Paramount Group) in the building lobby. SIG was present to talk with building occupants about sustainable initiatives at the building, including the building’s LEED Gold recertification that was earned in December 2016. Other initiatives discussed included the green cleaning program, integrated pest management, energy/water savings, recycling, and the use of low-mercury lighting. Additionally, the building gave out tree saplings and wildflower seed cards to building occupants and raffled off a number of prizes and eco-friendly products. SIG had several Earth Day freebies to give away, including chip clips and cups made from recycled plastic, pens, bookmarks, and coasters made from recycled tires.

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