Hearst Tower adopts ‘target zero-waste’ policy

Aggressive recycling and composting initiative will eliminate organic material being sent to landfills.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer staff April 18, 2008

Hearst Corp. announcederia, Cafe57, and its executive dining facility—both managed by Restaurant Associates—will now be collected and shipped to a composting site in New York. This will divert approximately 95% of all kitchen waste from landfills.

The 850,000-sq.-ft tower has won worldwide praise for its innovative and environmentally sensitive design, and is the city’s first occupied green office building to achieve the Gold LEED rating by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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