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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.

  • Under 10,000 SF Interiors Gut Rehab Project

    This page provides Sustainable Strategies to consider as a space has or will undergo a major tenant gut rehab for projects under 10,000 SF.

  • Policies & Strategies

    This section is devoted to the broad policies and strategies covering the whole government or entire agencies, services or bureaus, which set the co...
  • 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.
  • U.S. Waste and Recycling

    The U.S. generated approximately 251 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) in 2012. Almost 87 million tons were recycled and composted, whi...

  • Flexible Workplace Design

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

Waste Diversion

Waste diversion is the process of diverting waste from the landfill.  Waste in landfills and incinerators create greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.  Ways to increase waste diversion include recycling, reusing, and source reduction. 

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Whole Building Systems

Materials

  • 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...
  • Compost

    Composting is the collection of organic food waste that can be used for fertilizer or soil enrichment once the food items biodegrade. Many types of...
  • 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...