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