H07 - The New Era of Construction Waste Management

Friday, November 16 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM | 187 « Back

Abstract Text:

Construction and Demolition Waste Management has long been a term eliciting a “nudge nudge wink wink”. But more and more builders have demanded greater transparency from an industry accustomed to very little. However, even since LEED dictated a much-needed emphasis on documentation, contractors took comfort with numbers on a page with little regard for integrity. In an increasingly data-driven world, those numbers need to tell the complete story. As the industry sobered up to the realities of the material supply chain, it became apparent that all was not as it seems and the previous “industry standard” was no longer sufficient. This session will dive deep into recycling realities, third party certifications, target materials like gypsum from wallboard, the significance of alternative daily cover, and other implications from LEEDv4. We will look at how we got to where we are now and the stark reality of the future of our supply chains and end users, including landfills.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, participants will understand the evolution from LEEDv2009 to LEEDv4 Construction & Demolition Waste Management credits and how to overcome new challenges to earn points in LEEDv4.

Upon completion, participants will learn different strategies to set up successful construction waste site segregation on busy projects with limited space.

Upon completion, participants will realize what design and construction elements are required to attain a low waste intensity in pursuit of 2.5 lbs/sf, a new Construction & Demolition Waste Management credit option in LEEDv4 BD+C and ID+C.

Upon completion, participants will gain insight into the reality of waste infrastructure transparency, sorting facility methodology and how to utilize 3rd party certification to verify accuracy, earning a LEED point via Pilot Credit MRpc87.

Learning Level:



GBCI Credit Hours:
LEED Specific:
LEED Specific: BD+C
Well/LEED Specific:
LEED Specific: BD+C

Education Tracks: Approaching Zero

Event Type: Core Education Program > Session