LD09 - Driving TRUE Savings and Efficiency Through Zero Waste Operations: Best Practices for Business and LEED Buildings Operators

Tuesday, November 13 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | 176C « Back

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TRUE Certification will not only reduce our waste streams, but reduce wasted time, wasted dollars spent cleaning up our communities and most importantly wasted business opportunities. Tenants, customers, vendors and employees want and need their businesses to participate in the closed-loop zero waste economy. This session will do a deep dive into the key components of the TRUE Zero Waste Rating System. With a focus on Total Resource Use and Efficiency, the rating system drives efficiency in our operations making our facilities more profitable. Owners and operators of LEED buildings, or those pursuing LEED, will discover new solutions to design for zero waste, increase their diversion and create employee engagement. We will review how determining the profitability of source separating commodities, closed loop systems and product design will drive purchasing decisions that eliminate waste. This session will look specifically at the power of employee engagement in developing and implementing your zero waste practices and policies. A crosswalk between TRUE and LEED, along with other GBCI certifications, will be reviewed. Participants will leave with an implementable plan for their journey to TRUE Zero Waste Certification.

Learning Objectives:

Learn from case studies showcasing best practices for TRUE Certification from multi-tenant office buildings and shopping malls, large and small companies, manufacturing to hospitality to medical facilities

Learn how to conduct a comprehensive zero waste audit which involves a deep dive into source separation, commodity pricing, reduction and reuse along with employee engagement

Learn how to work with vendors (janitorial, waste management, suppliers and food service) on developing contracts which promote zero waste and a win-win partnership which increases everyone's bottom line

Engage with market leaders who are transforming the closed-loop circular economy in developing more efficient businesses and building operations through TRUE Certification.

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Event Type: Workshop > Session