Scorecard Highlights: Permeable Pavement

Scorecard Highlights: Permeable Pavement

Permeable pavement is a system that allows water to drain through it’s porous surface into an underground reservoir or rock bed. The water will then slowly release into the soil below. This system’s ability to divert pollutants and control the movement of stormwater makes installing permeable pavement a high scoring […]

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Scorecard Highlights: Waste Reduction

Scorecard Highlights: Waste Reduction

When Green Check businesses begin their certification process, waste reduction is usually the first area of sustainability they choose to focus their efforts. Perhaps this is because this area of sustainability usually produces immediate results in regards to going green and becoming more economical. A few of the Green Check […]

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Scorecard Highlights: Energy Efficiency

Scorecard Highlights: Energy Efficiency

As summer has officially set in, Lexington businesses are working to ensure their workspaces are equipped to maintain a high cooling capacity with the most efficiently low energy use. Many of the initiatives they have adopted can be found under Green Check’s largest scorecard category, Energy Efficiency. A few of those […]

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Scorecard Highlights: Green Living Roofs & Walls

Scorecard Highlights: Green Living Roofs & Walls

Green living roofs are becoming a growing trend in many large cities across the U.S., with a few even popping up in Lexington. With the benefits these roofs provide to air quality, energy efficiency, and water quality, it is hard to believe that more businesses have not taken advantage of […]

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Support Green Check Businesses During COVID-19 Shutdown

Support Green Check Businesses During COVID-19 Shutdown

Now more than ever local businesses need your help! Below is a list of a few of our Green Check businesses that are still operating and would appreciate any support you can offer. Food, Beverage, and Grocery A Cup of Common Wealth – Curbside pick up and delivery is available. […]

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Meet the 2019 Green Check Businesses!

Meet the 2019 Green Check Businesses!

The fourth year of Green Check businesses have completed certification! These nine local businesses represent a variety of industries and have gone above and beyond to ensure they are doing their part to make Lexington more sustainable.  Most Valuable Pets – Silver Local pet store, Most Valuable Pets, has been […]

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Green Check Business Tour: Wastewater Treatment Plant

Green Check Business Tour: Wastewater Treatment Plant

Last week, Green Check businesses were given the opportunity to tour Lexington’s Town Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant. As one of the first sewage treatment plants in the United States, Town Branch opened in 1919 and has grown to treat approximately 60 percent of Lexington’s wastewater. According to LFUCG’s website, “the […]

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Green Check Your Green Space

Green Check Your Green Space

With spring in full bloom, take a look at some of the projects Green Check businesses have adopted to make their outdoor space more sustainable. Rain Gardens Rain gardens are located on shallow depressions and capture runoff from impervious surfaces, such as rooftops, patios, driveways, and parking lots, before it […]

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Town Branch Tree Experts: Go For Gold

Town Branch Tree Experts: Go For Gold

As the new class of Green Check businesses near the final months of completing their scorecard initiatives, many must decide which initiatives to focus on in order to reach their desired Green Check certification level. Obtaining certification on the member level is no small task –businesses must reach at least […]

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Green Check Businesses Tour Recycling Center

Green Check Businesses Tour Recycling Center

Recently, many businesses have asked how changes to recycling markets are affecting regional recycling efforts. With increased interest, Green Check businesses were offered the opportunity to tour Lexington’s Recycling Center (a.k.a LFUCG Regional Recycling Facility). Plant manager, Barry Prater, welcomed attendees with a general overview of  the drivers of recycling […]

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