Thursday, April 19, 2012

Proud to be on OC Metro's Green Team

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The Chuck Jones Creative Center was the venue for the OC Metro Green Team 2012 reception last night. We were so honored to be selected one of the 25 green businesses featured in their April issue. 

We most enjoyed meeting the other honorees and learning what these various businesses are doing to be green. Did you know that UC Irvine is one of the top 5 green schools in the country as recognized by the Sierra Club or there’s a local foundation that’s buying up acres of the rain forest to preserve it for future generations? We didn’t either. 

Sometimes we get lost in our day-to-day workings and forget to step back and look at what others are doing in our area. 

Thank you OC Metro for shining a light on all of us. And, the Myer Spruce tree in lieu of a certificate or trophy was a very nice touch!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hillstone Restaurant Group knows a reduction in demoliton waste during site prep is as important as reducing food waste in its kitchens throughout California

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We recently completed a total deconstruction of a commercial propert in Yountville, CA for Hillstone Restaurant Group.  

Minardos Group Project Manager Larry Adkins worked with Hillstone Restaurant to plan the deconstruction of its Yountville R+D Kitchen.  Hillstone brought the idea of deconstruction over demolition to the table and Minardos Group was instrumental in making the costs and schedule impact work for the overal project goal.

They saved the fixtures and rough framing lumber in the 8,000 sq ft buildings working with San Mateo-based Scott's Demolition and the Habitat for Humanity of SonomaCounty ReStore received a tractor-trailer load of materials.

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