Taranta Blog

Tankless Takagi Water heaters

We are so happy to have completed a long sizing, testing and installation process of our Tankless water heaters. Back in January our 100 Gal AO Smith Tank water heater broke, no guarantee, and it was installed 3 1/2 years ago.…

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Compost and Recycling, Quantification of changes

Amount of glass, metal and plastic recycled from Sept 07 to March 21 08= 22,300 lbs. Amount of Cardboard recycled from Sept 07 to March 08= 3,710 lbs Amount of Food Waste (Compost) from Nov 2007 to March 21 08= 12,400 lbs Amount of Non Recyclable, non compost material “Garbage” from Sep 07 to March 21 08= 390 lbs Before implementing our composting and recycling all was going to a landfill, now we have reduced our garbage production to 1.01% and we are hoping to continue reduction by using biodegradable PLA cling wrap as soon as it comes to the market, right now we are using normal plastic wrap and it is what is filling most of our garbage as it is very difficult to recycle.…

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Kill A Watt, Electricity Usage Monitor

Received our Kill A Watt from the Alternative Energy Store www.altenergystore.com to figure out electrical consumption¬† of our rechargeable votive candles to determine solar panel size.…

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60-80% Recycled Post consumer paper goods

We start using Marcal Sunrise Bathroom tissue, made of 100% recycled paper, 60 to 80% post consumer. Marcal Paper Towels and 100% post consumer printing paper for our office print-outs, our menus are printed on 40% post consumer, all papers are chlorine free, mercury free, or bleach.…

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TARANTA is a Certified Green Restaurant

Today we received certification by the green restaurant association, we are officially a Green Certified Restaurant, we have completed the first 4 environmental steps: 1.- Recycling- Comprehensive system, 2.- Energy Efficient Lighting, 3.- Energy Efficient Appliance – XLERATOR hand dryer, 4- Water Efficient Kitchen: Spray valves.…

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Composting Stage 1

Today will start our compsoting program, will start with back of the house, kitchen scraps from food preparation, compostable paper, etc.…

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DW-200 WattStopper

Installed 2 DW-200 Dual technology wall switch occupancy sensor in both of our bathrooms. Why keeping the water boiling if we don’t want hot tea?…

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Table top paper

We are using paper on top of our tables to minimize industrial washing. This will help us save money and we will mixing the used paper with all compostable items as soon as we are ready to start separating all organic materials that will make the compost.…

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2008 “Taranta Green” Goals

1.- Installation of a solar panel to charge votive candles. 2.- Retrofit all toilets, urinals and plumbing fixtures 3.- Use 100% post-consumer paper in all office supplies, menus etc 4.- Ask vendors to email statements instead of mail statements.…

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Comprehensive Recycling Program – Recycling

Today we are implementing the first step on our recycling program, we received a large container from “Savethatstuff”, a company that specializes on recycling, we will be separating at this point all glass, plastic, metal and all containers that could be recycled.…

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