Green Plus Member News

Features, articles and news about Green Plus members written by Green Plus staff and Green Plus Members

Jan
13
2011
Green Furniture For Green Buildings: The Taylor Companies' Unique Sustainability Facts Label

“Have you ever checked the ingredients of your office furniture? Perhaps you’ve been afraid to look. Chances are you wouldn’t find out very much if you tried. Not unless you bought your furniture from a company like Taylor Furniture that takes seriously its commitment to transparency. This legacy company was started …

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Jan
10
2011
Communication Matters Achieves Green Plus Certification

Communication Matters, a strategic marketing company in Hillsborough, North Carolina, is the newest addition to the Green Plus Certified community. Awarded by the Institute for Sustainable Development, full certification is given to only to those businesses and organizations that make exceptional and meaningful efforts in the three areas of sustainability: performance, …

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Jan
4
2011
One IS The Loneliest Number

The saying goes, “If you want to walk faster, go alone.  If you want to walk farther, go together.” I read a lot of tweets and blogs from individuals that are certainly on the fast track -trying to make a name and a reputation quickly – and alone.  I wonder …

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Meet Jenny: Entrepreneur . Consultant . Strategic Marketing Specialist . Copy Writer . Speaker The important things to remember: I am passionate about helping YOU exceed or meet you goals I will always try to give you the straight scoop I generally wear a smile, and I really enjoy learning all...
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Dec
27
2010
Certified Green Plus Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP Helps Bring More Than $6.3 Million in Federal Funding to North Carolina

Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (http://www.hpg.com), the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, announces today it has assisted 24 North Carolina bio, pharma and life science companies in securing more than $6.3 million in Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project grants. The firm assisted …

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HPG is the Triangle's largest locally-owned and managed CPA firm--delivering value through local, national, and international resources. Our team-based culture, embodied by REACH, enables us to develop strong, successful client relationships through the retention of talented, experienced...
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Dec
22
2010
Special Report - What the New Tax Law Means to You and Your Business, by William H. Bunch, CPA, PA

“Putting more money in the pockets of families most likely to spend it, helping businesses invest and grow — that’s how we’re  going to spark demand, spur hiring, and strengthen our economy in the New Year.” – President Obama before signing the new tax bill into law On December 17, …

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Nov
15
2010
Cast Your Vote on the Best Advice for Certified Green Plus Umstead Hotel & Spa

Certified Green Plus Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary, North Carolina, is the subject of a national case sustainability case competition organized by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. One of three final teams to compete for the $10,000 cash prize in January could be chosen by you! Check …

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Nov
13
2010
Case Study:  Great Lakes Brewing Company Mechanical System Modernization

The Great Lakes Brewing Company modernized their heating plant and added a solar thermal hot water heating system for their restaurant in Cleveland Ohio. This case study was presented to a group of architects and engineers for continuing education credit.

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Since 1986 Andy Culberson has been the President of Geisel Mechanical Services. Geisel is a Design-Build Mechanical Contractor serving northern Ohio since 1935. In 1981 Andy began working full time at Geisel after receiving a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Ohio State...
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Nov
11
2010
New Green Plus Certified Businesses and Green Plus Movers

The Institute for Sustainable Development is proud to announce four new organizations achieved full Green Plus TM Certification in the third quarter of 2010: The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce (IN); Global Electric Electronic Processing’s (GEEP) branch in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; High Construction and Greenfield Architects (Lancaster, PA),: …

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Oct
22
2010
Taylor Companies Recognized at Crain's Cleveland Business Emerald Awards

On Thursday, October 21, the Taylor Companies was one of the businesses recognized at Crain’s Cleveland Business second annual Emerald Awards held at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History in University Circle.  These awards honor Northeast Ohio companies, organizations, and leaders that implemented and benefited from sustainable priorities that significantly …

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I am President and CEO of The Taylor Companies. Taylor is the oldest furniture manufacturer in the United States. Taylor is headquartered in Bedford, Ohio and has a second manufacturing facility in Lynwood, California, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Miami University and a...
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Oct
21
2010
COSE Launches Free Small Business Energy Efficiency Guide and Web Site

In partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Development, the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) has launched the COSE Energy Efficiency Guide – a free online resource for small businesses. The COSE Guide, developed in conjunction with Institute staff and Green Plus Fellows, gives small businesses Inspiring Stories of Success Quick Wins Energy …

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