We have experience in a number of industries including restaurants, education, commercial real estate, constructions and special events. Our experience helps us to tailor our well-defined services to help businesses improve and profit from sustainability efforts. Please read the Case Studies below to see the breadth of services and experience applied to each situation.
Clipper Mill/Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse
Size: 250,000 SF
Type: Residential, Retail, Commercial, Mixed-Use
Creating a new urban corporate campus and upscale residential community in the JonesFalls Valley Clipper Mill offers commercial office space, art lofts/studios, apartments,town homes and single family homes. This $53 million project includes 97,500 squarefeet of office space and 200 residential units. The following details the services providedto the client:
MICA - Office of Residence Life and Off Campus Housing
Size: 16 acres
Education Outreach/Hauling Contract
Type: Residental/University Campus
The existing contract between MICA and their hauling vendor did not provide separate composting services nor did they offer such services. In order for food residuals and other organic wastes to be captured out of the waste stream, diverted from landfills, a new hauler relationship was required. WNG now provides hauling services to MICA and projections show that MICA’s costs will be lowered as well.
Working with student groups provides an organic approach to our practice. It allows for the student body to feel included in the goings-on of campus. It also allows familiar faces to greet students with new information, often times ignored or challenged when solely provided by college personnel. We identified and contacted all student groups that may want to offer their assistance in promoting the program. We meet regularly with them and discuss their role, plan meetings, and offer training so they can assist with implementation.
Working with the Office of Residence Life and Off Campus Housing, we identified placement positions for educational outreach materials at key junctions to impact the highest number of students.
Finally, Waste Neutral is aware that most students receive the majority of their information from email and other electronic announcements. Working with the appropriate offices, Waste Neutral will assist in the design of such notifications in order to broadcast changes in the cafeteria.
During the initial evaluation of the cafeteria, it was clear that there were some procurement alternatives worth investigating. Products exist that could replace the Styrofoam containers used for to-go food. Further investigation showed use of utensils, to-go ware, straws, and the like. Alternatives exist for many of these items and they are not always cost-prohibitive. WNG advised on alternative (compostable) products and MICA is in the process of replacing togo products.
Waste Neutral continues to work with the Office of Residence Life & Off-Campus Housing to create institutionalized methods of information distribution with incoming freshman and new students. These include, but not be limited to: