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

Solid waste management - durable goods

MRc8 | Possible 1 point


To facilitate the reduction of waste and toxins generated from the use of durable goods by building occupants and building operations that are hauled to and disposed of in landfills or incineration facilities.


Maintain a waste reduction, reuse and recycling program that addresses durable goods (those that are replaced infrequently and/or may require capital program outlays to purchase). Durable goods include at a minimum, office equipment (computers, monitors, copiers, printers, scanners, fax machines), appliances (refrigerators, dishwashers, water coolers), external power adapters, televisions and other audiovisual equipment. Materials that may be considered either ongoing consumables (see MR Credit 7. Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables) or durable goods can be counted under either category provided consistency is maintained with MR Credit 7, with no contradictions, exclusions or double-counting. Consistency must also be maintained with MR Credit 2.1: Sustainable Purchasing—Electric Powered Equipment and MR Credit 2.2: Sustainable Purchasing—Furniture.

Reuse or recycle 75% of the durable goods waste stream (by weight, volume or replacement value) during the performance period.

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