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Advice on commercial water heater selection, maintenance and safety issues for businesses that rely on a steady supply of hot water.

sustainable brewing

Craft Breweries are Going Green with Sustainable Brewing

Craft breweries can embrace sustainable brewing and take steps toward going green…

In an age where water rights are contested and droughts are increasingly common, craft breweries can stand apart from their industrial competitors by taking advantage of newer, environmentally friendly trends. Not only do customers want the unique brews that only craft brewers provide, they want to buy products that make them feel good about supporting an environmentally responsible company.

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Property Improvements to Attract New & Improved Tenants

The ideal tenant is within reach. Making some improvements to a property is a worth-while investment.

Members of Generation X and Millennials are the fastest growing segment of the rental market and many of them don’t seem to be on board with the “American Dream” of moving out of the city to a nice house in the ‘burbs. Whether it’s because they can’t due to rising student and credit card debt or won’t because they enjoy the amenities that rental properties provide, property owners need to stay on top of the trends. The apartments that provide the services renters want will be the ones who have great tenants who stay on for longer.

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eco-friendly hotel

How To Attract Guests To Your Hotel
with Eco-Friendly Practices

Green practices in hotels are on the rise and your business can benefit from joining the ranks.  Going green can mean a lot of big changes or a few small ones — but even a little goes a long way. Understanding how to attract guests to your hotel isn’t always easy, but we recommend trying these eco-friendly practices to help set you apart from the competition and appeal to the growing number of sustainability savvy travelers.

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How To Go Green To Expand Your Business

The decision has been made: your company is going green.

It’s a positive move and everyone is pretty excited. You and your fellow business leaders are enthusiastic: risks were calculated and your profits will no doubt increase. Your employees are enthusiastic because green business practices is something they all agree on. It increases the sense of community and everyone wants to do their part. Together, you’re all making great strides forward into the 21st century.

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sustainable business

Going Green: The Time is Now

Is it worth it to invest in sustainable business trends? Of course it is! We’ll tell you why.

All this talk about going green and sustainable business practices is really gaining momentum. Businesses large and small are learning that by going green, they’re not just saving money and the environment, but they’re also seeing an increase in profits due to public interest and media attention.

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reduce food waste

Waste, Waste, Waste—Reducing Waste in Your Restaurant

Recycle, reduce, and compost. Whatever it takes—do your part and give back a little.

Why did you open up a restaurant? Was it to bring your passion to life? Probably. But I’m guessing you had at least one other reason. …and I’m betting it was to make some money. Or maybe to be your own boss, make your own rules, and to live the life you’ve dreamed about since before culinary school—probably even since way back when you were manning the dungeon at someone else’s restaurant.

energy efficient building

Why Update An Old Building?

You can make some easy energy efficient building updates to refurbish old buildings and help the environment.

The US Department of Energy reported that just last year, commercial buildings were responsible for 50% of the energy consumption in the United States, costing the economy over $400 billion. And that’s just in one year. Clearly, there’s a major problem here—one that falls under the overarching issue of sustainability. This type of spending and resource consumption cannot continue if we, as a species, plan stick around for the next century.

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sustainable community

Building a Green Community: Cultivating Tenant Buy-In

The benefits of a sustainable community will be noticeable to both your tenants and to you, as property owners/managers.

If you’re anything like us, you’re thinking about the future—about sustainability, responsibility and community. As an environmentally aware apartment/condo owner or manager, you’re doing your best to up your sustainable community and reduce your building’s carbon footprint.

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rooftop garden

How to: Start a Rooftop Garden

Never forget that innovation is the key to success.

Whether you’re the owner of a restaurant or apartment building, or if you just want to be more environmentally conscientious, starting a rooftop garden provides tons of benefits for your business, your community, your building structure and the environment. Green roofs are increasingly becoming a popular concept for an overwhelmingly wide variety of reasons.

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on-site restaurant garden

From Roof to Restaurant: Starting an On-site Restaurant Garden

The benefits to building a green roof or on-site farm are clear.

If you run a local restaurant, chances are you’re looking to increase your profits while decreasing costs, draw in more customers and build local support from the residents in your neighborhood. Advertising is expensive and only goes so far. An exclusive, healthy and delicious menu is ideal, but the costs associated with this add up quickly.

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