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LEED O+M: Existing Buildings | v2 - LEED 2.0

Source reduction and waste management - waste management policy and waste stream audit

MRp1.1 | Required


Establish minimum source reduction and recycling program elements and quantify current waste stream production volume.


Conduct a waste stream audit of the ongoing waste stream (not specific upgrade project waste) to establish a current building waste baseline that identifies the types of waste making up the waste stream and amounts of each type of waste in the waste stream. At a minimum, the audit should determine the amounts for paper, glass, plastics, cardboard and metals in the waste stream. Identify opportunities for source reduction and diversion. Operate over the performance period a waste reduction policy to reduce waste stream through source reduction purchasing strategies, collection station equipment, recycling and occupant education.

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