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LEED BD+C: Core and Shell | v3 - LEED 2009

Innovation: Solid waste management policy

EBOM MRp2 | Possible 1 point


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


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.

LEED CI and LEED CI Retail projects must demonstrate that they have control of their waste stream.
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