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  • 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. The m...

  • Materials, Furniture, and Furnishings Replacement

    Daily wear and tear means that materials, furniture and furnishings require periodic replacement.

  • Space Reconfiguration and Renovation Projects

    As needs change over time, tenants often need to convert space or phase the conversion of individual space or rooms to meet these changing needs....

  • Life Cycle Approach

    Materials and resources all have environmental, social and economic impacts beyond just their "use" phase in a project. Analyzing these environmenta...
  • Recycling Checklist

    Consider recycling during both initial procurement and final disposal.

Reuse (Waste)

Similar to recycling, reuse refers to finding new uses for items instead of sending them to landfills.  Can furniture be reused in another department of the company? Can electronics be donated to charity? Even using an empty soda bottle to make a hummingbird feeder is a way to reuse items instead of trashing them.

http://consumersunion.org/pdf/ZeroReport.pdf

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Whole Building Systems

Materials

  • Deep Fryer

    Deep Fryers require energy to heat oil to high temperatures. They also require ventilation directly above the equipment and specialized suppression ...
  • 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...
  • Toilet / Shower Accessories

    Toilet and shower accessories include soap dispensers, soap dishes, hand dryers, paper towel dispensers, trash cans, etc. These items may contain...
  • 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...