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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v4 - LEED v4

Construction and demolition waste management

Possible 2 points

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MR Credit: Construction and demolition waste management

Option 1. Waste Diversion
  • Ensure that the calculations showing the waste diverted from landfill are provided.
  • Be sure that at least three material streams are documented.
  • When materials have been sent to a Waste to Energy facility, be sure that the facility meets the relevant EN standards. Waste to Energy is only acceptable if there are no other diversion methods available and the project explains that reuse and recycling methods are not readily available in the project’s location.
  • Ensure that alternative daily cover (ADC) has not been included as diverted waste in the calculations. If using the facility average diversion rate, ensure that the documentation to support the facility average confirms that the ADC has not been included in the facility diversion rate.
  • Ensure that supporting documentation for commingled waste confirms the project specific diversion rates (by material) or the average annual recycling rate for the facility. If claiming the average annual recycling rate, the facility must be regulated by a governing authority.
Option 2. Reduction of Total Waste Material
  • Verify that the project's gross area is consistent with the gross area used throughout the submittal.
  • Be sure that materials reused on-site have not been included within the calculations for Option 2. While projects using Option 1 may include items reused on-site in the calculations, this does not apply to Option 2.