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M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal

M id A tlantic R eal E state J ournal Publisher, Conference Producer . .............Linda Christman AVP, Conference Producer ...........................Lea Christman Publisher ........................................................Joe Christman Marketing and Sales Specialist ................ Gabriella Gruber Editor/Graphic Artist ......................................Karen Vachon Contributing Columnist .. Melissa Nortz, HF Planners, LLC Mid Atlantic R eal E state J ournal ~ Published Semi-Monthly Periodicals postage paid at Hingham, Massachusetts and additional mailing offices Postmaster send address change to: Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal 350 Lincoln St, Suite 1105, Hingham, MA 02043 USPS #22-358 | Vol. 32, Issue 16 Subscription rates: 1 year $99.00, 2 years $148.50, 3 years $247.50 & $4.00 single issue - plus postage REPORT AN ERROR IMMEDIATELY MARE Journal will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion Phone: 781-740-2900 | Fax: 781-740-2929 www.marej.com

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It’s Not Easy Being Green, or Is it?

F acility managers and interior designers are at the front of the line when fighting for a greater push towards sustainability and the green initiative. It is up to them to properly inform the client on how to improve their facility for both the envi- ronment and their employee’s wellbeing. However, where is the project manager, facility manager, designer or planner supposed to get the accurate insight to properly direct the client and their vision in the right direction? HF Planners, LLC likes to stay on top of how to promote wellness and sustainability. Here are a few insightful ways to align your next project with green initiatives and oc- cupant wellness: The Forest Stewardship Council was founded in 1993 by businesses, environmentalists, and community leaders. Their purpose to this day is to create and develop a way to work with

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world markets to improve for- est management practices and stop environmentally devastat- ing deforestation. As of August 2019, 160.2 million acres of for- est and over 3,770 companies in the U.S. and Canada have achieved FSC certification. In - dividuals can download a list of these companies and patronize the ones that sell personal care and home products. Architects and designers can specify fur- niture and building products from certified manufacturers and do their part in the green initiative. In 2005, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute developed a set of standards

– Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard - for product development. These standards seek to maximize the appli- cation of certain principles including material health, circular economy and carbon management to the design and manufacture of consumer goods. When a product manu- facturer pursues Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Certification, they must work with the Insti- tute to eliminate certain chem- icals from their products and to develop products that can be fully reused/recycled so as to never be placed in a landfill. There are several companies continued on page 16A



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