Sarah Stanley

At Greenbuild, find zero waste strategies you can apply at your company.

If you’re not for zero waste, how much are you for? Zero waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused and diverted from landfills, incineration (waste-to-energy) and the environment.

This year at Greenbuild Chicago, to be held November 14–16, hear from experts and business leaders who are helping advance a zero waste economy. Mark your calendar with these can’t-miss sessions and activities about the TRUE Zero Waste rating system from GBCI and the broader concept of zero waste:

From Local to Global—Creating a Zero Waste Infrastructure

Tues., November 13, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

As the zero waste movement grows, local, regional and international policies are helping to expand the field. In this International Summit session, hear about the role of local infrastructure in designing and implementing successful zero waste policies. This session will be led by Casey Mahalick from Colgate-Palmolive Company and others.

Driving TRUE Savings and Efficiency Through Zero Waste Operations: Best Practices for Business and LEED Buildings Operators

Tues., November 13, 1–5 p.m.

In this workshop, take a deep dive into zero waste certification. Explore the TRUE Zero Waste Rating System, synergies with LEED and the power of employee engagement in developing and implementing zero waste practices and policies. This session will be led by Vance Merolla, global director at Colgate-Palmolive Company, and Nadereh Afsharmanesh, vice president of sustainability and education at Earth Friendly Products, Marialyce Pedersen, senior policy analyst at Disney Global Public Policy, and more.

Zero Waste Design in Food and Hospitality: Eataly Case Study

Thurs., November 15, 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Learn how Eataly applied zero waste principles to its design and operations across multiple restaurants, retail and on-site food processing. This session will be led by Claire Miflin, principal at ThinkWoven, Christina Grace, CEO at Foodprint Group, and Elizabeth Meltz, Environmental Health at Eataly USA.

USGBC Booth #1111

November 14–15

Meet with TRUE program staff at the USGBC booth in the Expo Hall. Learn more about TRUE certification and the TRUE Advisor certificate program. You can also reach out to us with questions before the conference.

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