Tag: sustainability

‘Tis the Season to be Green!

We are quickly entering the holiday season. Unfortunately, increased spending and waste production come along with the extra fun, goodies and gifts. The CDC’s Go Green for the Holidays webpage reports that Americans throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve than at other times of the year. That’s a lot […]

New Energy Star® Portfolio Manager Features

The Energy Star® Portfolio Manager® application has been around for years and is used by thousands of companies to track energy usage. SMG uses the Portfolio Manager® to track energy efficiency of our offices as part of our documentation for Energy Star® Certification.   Now the Portfolio Manager® has been expanded to include water, waste […]

SMG Volunteers at the Louisville Regional Science Fair

This weekend Amy Osborn had the pleasure of being a judge of Environmental Management Projects at the 49th  Louisville Regional Science Fair held at the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus.  The passion and commitment of these students to improve themselves and their community was astounding.  Hot topics included environmental sustainability and pollutant awareness and identification.  More information […]

SMG Boosts Fayette Sustainability Efforts, Helps Rosa Parks Elementary School Attain “Green Ribbon School” Status

SMG works with Fayette County Public Schools on their sustainability initiatives. Rosa Parks Elementary School, one of SMG’s pilot energy efficiency schools, has been named as one of seventy-eight U.S. Dept. of Education Green Ribbon Schools. Honored schools exercise a comprehensive approach to creating “green” environments through reducing environmental impact, promoting health, and ensuring a […]