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LEED O+M: Existing Buildings | v3 - LEED 2009

Solid waste management policy

MRp2 | Required

Intent

To facilitate the reduction of waste generated by building occupants that is hauled to and disposed of in landfills or incineration facilities.

Requirements

Have in place a solid waste management policy for the building and site addressing the requirements of the waste management credits listed below as well as recycling of all mercury-containing lamps. This policy must adhere to the LEED 2009 for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance policy model (see Introduction). At a minimum, the policy must cover the waste streams that are within the building and site management’s control.

  • MR Credit 7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables

  • MR Credit 8: Solid Waste Management—Durable Goods
  • MR Credit 9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions

This prerequisite requires only policies, not ongoing actual sustainable performance.

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