Green Business Certification Inc. to Administer Zero Waste Certification and Credential

Green Business Certification Inc. to Administer Zero Waste Certification and Credential

Green Business Certification Inc. and U.S. Zero Waste Business Council align efforts to promote zero waste business

Washington, D.C. – (Oct. 5, 2016) – Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and the U. S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) announced today that they are formally joining forces to advance zero waste business practices. USZWBC will be integrated into the global GBCI community that drives sustainability across all sectors. GBCI will assume responsibility for the ongoing management and evolution of the Zero Waste Facility Certification and Zero Waste Business Associate programs created by USZWBC, and the Zero Waste principles will be aligned with GBCI’s offerings.

“GBCI is taking another important step toward creating a holistic strategy for green business that began when the U.S. Green Business Council (USGBC) launched the LEED green building rating system 16 years ago,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president, GBCI, and COO, (USGBC). “By reducing and eliminating the volume and toxicity of waste and materials and aligning green rating systems, we are one step further in transforming the market to be more sustainable.”

GBCI is the exclusive provider of third-party certification and professional credentials for LEED, the world’s most widely used green building rating program, and other respected sustainability programs including WELL, PEER, SITES, GRESB and Parksmart. As the premier credentialing body for green business, GBCI is uniquely positioned to engage market leaders in accelerating the adoption of Zero Waste strategies by building upon the work and mission of USZWBC.

“USZWBC is so excited to join the GBCI family. By spearheading a comprehensive certification and training program, we have already made huge strides in shifting attitudes and behaviors of large and small companies to focus upstream with managing waste,” said Stephanie Barger, Founder and Executive Director, USZWBC. “With GBCI’s influence we will be able to further the integrity and credibility of Zero Waste and create a Zero Waste Economy for all!”

Zero Waste Facility Certification is based on the peer-reviewed, internationally accepted definition of Zero Waste developed by the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA), and has been aligned with credit requirements of LEED for Buildings Operations and Maintenance (LEED O+M). Zero Waste Business Associates help implement best practices and measure progress toward achieving Zero Waste goals and certification. Businesses, organizations and communities that divert more than 90 percent of waste from landfills, incinerators and the environment are considered to be successful in achieving Zero Waste

MPASS Environmental Signs with the Georgia World Congress Center

Agnes Scott College Achieves Sustainable Success

The Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA has recently signed a waste and recycling audit agreement with M-PASS Environmental.  M-PASS Environmental will be working with GWCC to enhance sustainable initiatives and reduce operating expenses.  The Georgia World Congress Center is the world’s largest LEED Certified convention center and the fourth largest convention center in the United States.

6th ANNUAL GRACE AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

6th ANNUAL GRACE AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED M-PASS, Inc.

Named Industry Partner of the Year Finalist.

Atlanta, GA. (October 3, 2012) — The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) recently revealed the finalists for the 6th Annual Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards. These finalists are peer-nominated and the winners will be announced November 11th at the GRACE Awards Gala to be held at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. Jenn Hobby Rivera of Q100’s The Bert Show will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies.

Metropolis – Atlanta Midtown, GA.

Metropolis - Atlanta Midtown, GA.

Broken Compactor Equals Mounds of Pungent Garbage.

Broken Compactor Equals Mounds of Pungent Garbage.
M-PASS Steps In To Deliver Positive Outcome for Customer.

Metropolis Atlanta Midtown

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Metropolis Atlanta

943 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA Metropolis is a large high-end, mixed use two tower center with 498 one and two bedroom condominiums, and 40,000 sq. ft. of retail space, over half a dozen businesses, and two restaurants. When the center opened in 2002, the property was the first mix-use property in Midtown Atlanta.

Metropolis is a large high-end, mixed use two tower center with 498 one and two bedroom condominiums, and 40,000 sq. ft. of retail space, over half a dozen businesses, and two restaurants. When the center opened in 2002, the property was the first mix-use property in Midtown Atlanta.

When Yovy first met Lorraine, she told him M-PASS would save his property money. And that’s just what they did. One of the first things Lorraine did, according to Yovy, was to go dumpster diving. “To help properties like Metropolis save money, we literally go through their trash, studying what’s dumped in the landfill,” said Lorraine. “Once we see that, we complete a detailed analysis, review haulers’ contracts, make recommendations, and start saving our clients money.”

“M-PASS not only saved us money, but also helped us improve the level of service we offer our residents,” Yovy added.

Today, M-PASS manages Metropolis waste management program and is ready to act should any issue arise. When asked what the secret was to the successful M-PASS/Metropolis relationships, Yovy said emphatically, “M-PASS gets things done.”

Compactor Repaired And Replaced Within 24 Hours After M-PASS Steps In

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Metropolis Before M-PASS

M-PASS and the company’s CEO Lorraine White had worked with Yovy at three other condominium properties – The Dakota, The Colony House, and The River West, he knew that M-PASS could help. “We have a history with M-PASS and know the high quality of their work,” said Yovy.

The M-PASS team went into action immediately. First, they inspected the loading dock, assessing the trash problem. Next, they called a recycling company to pick up the cardboard littering the area. Then, they contacted the waste management company, calling people out of meetings to talk about the Metropolis situation.