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  • Flexible Workplace Design

    Today’s workplaces are often in flux. Organizations change direction or develop new services. People move to new sp...

  • Building Operations and Maintenance Services

    Follow these sustainable strategies as your space renovations are complete and the building and interiors are operated in an environmentally sustai...
  • Materials & Resources

    In the construction and day-to-day operations of buildings, many materials and resources are used and a great deal of waste is generated. ...

  • Verifying Delivery of Sustainable Products and Services

    This module is intended for the acquisition workforce to help verify contractor compliance with sustainability requirements specified in contracts.
  • Sustainable Sites

    Choosing a building's site and managing that site during construction are important to ensure a project’s sustainability. Environmentally r...

  • Green Buildings Marketplace

    40% of U.S. architects, engineers, contractors, building owners and building consultants report that the majority of building work was green in 2...

Construction and Demolition Waste

Unlike operational waste, which is made after a building is built, construction waste refers to materials and debris generated during construction, renovation, demolition, or dismantling of structures, buildings and associated infrastructure. Material types in operational and construction waste differ from operational waste, so reduction and diversion strategies also differ. See Whole Building Design Guide | Construction Waste Management.

Whole Building Systems

Materials

  • Wood

    Wood panel ceilings, like metal ceilings, are not often used in office spaces as they tend to be a high-end finish. Wood panel ceilings do not of...
  • Solid Wood

    There are many different species and types of wood that can be used for doors including reclaimed, suppressed, and wood from [responsibly manage...
  • Laminate

    Laminate is created from layers of decorative paper and kraft paper - a strong, moisture-resistant product. These papers are treated with melamine...
  • Broadloom Carpet

    Broadloom carpet (also known as sheet carpet) is any type of carpet which is woven on a wide loom. The most common carpet fibers are made of Nylon, ...
  • Carpet Tile

    Carpet tile flooring is composed of individual carpet sections installed in sequence. Carpet tile fibers can be made of a variety of materials, but ...
  • Ceramic Tile

    Ceramic is an inorganic, non metallic solid surface that has been used in flooring for centuries. Ceramic tiles are commonly used in areas where the...
  • Linoleum

    Linoleum is a type of resilient flooring made of linseed oil, sawdust, pine resin and with a jute backing. It comes in both sheet and tile options...
  • Vinyl Flooring

    Vinyl flooring is a type of resilient flooring made of a mixture of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and plasticizers. It comes in both sheet and tile optio...
  • Wood Flooring

    Wood is a natural material and flooring that generally comes in plank form. There are many different species of wood and types of wood flooring incl...
  • Concrete Flooring

    Concrete flooring is composed solely of cement, aggregates, admixtures, and water. Recent improvements in polishing and pigment techniques have mad...
  • Electronic Waste

    Small electronics and batteries should be collected and diverted from the waste stream because of their high concentrations of acids and heavy metal...
  • Deep Fryer

    Deep Fryers require energy to heat oil to high temperatures. They also require ventilation directly above the equipment and specialized suppression ...
  • Composite Wood Furniture

    Engineered wood, also known as composite wood, is man-made and includes a range of wood products that are bound together by adhesives. Plywood, pa...