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Nutter achieves highest score in A Better City’s 2010 Challenge for Sustainability

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01.20.2011

Nutter achieved the highest score in A Better City’s 2010 Challenge for Sustainability. The program challenged participants to meet a broad range of sustainability standards and practices within energy efficiency, water efficiency, transportation, waste reduction & management and renewable energy in order to reduce their impact on the environment.  

The Nutter team completed a sustainability scorecard, which served as a baseline for the firm’s existing practices and indentified areas for improvement. The team worked with A Better City to improve the firm’s score by implementing a number of projects including, creating a food composting program; developing a “green” pledge for employees; distributing more “green” chairs; and holding a TMA Fair to highlight alternative public transportation options. These goals led to the following:

  • Compostable Waste: 205,124 lbs of food waste, shredded paper and paper recycled by the building
  • Recyclable Waste: 50,622 lbs of single stream (aluminum, paper, plastic) and cardboard.
  • Solid Waste (Other): 5,627 lbs of lamps, ballasts, batteries, and construction waste.
  • Miscellaneous: 388 pieces of obsolete electronics equipment
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