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LEED v2009
Existing Building Operations
Materials and Resources
Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit

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EBOM-2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit 1 point

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Intent

To facilitate the reduction of ongoing waste and toxins generated by building occupants and building operations that are hauled to and disposed of in landfills or incineration facilities.

Requirements

Conduct a waste stream audit of the building’s entire ongoing consumables waste stream (not durable goods or construction waste for facility alterations and additions). Use the audit’s results to establish a baseline that identifies the types of waste making up the waste stream and the amounts of each type by weight or volume. Identify opportunities for increased recycling and waste diversion. The audit must be conducted during the performance period.

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Can the waste audit include a sample selection of waste generated at the project building (i.e. waste from the first floor only)?

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Does food waste need to be sorted through?

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If a tenant in the project building pays a paper shredding company to shred and dispose of confidential documents, does the shredded paper waste need to be accounted for in the waste audit?

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A project building conducted a waste audit over two years ago. Can the project team use that waste audit to comply with the requirements of MRc6?

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Intent

To facilitate the reduction of ongoing waste and toxins generated by building occupants and building operations that are hauled to and disposed of in landfills or incineration facilities.

Requirements

Conduct a waste stream audit of the building’s entire ongoing consumables waste stream (not durable goods or construction waste for facility alterations and additions). Use the audit’s results to establish a baseline that identifies the types of waste making up the waste stream and the amounts of each type by weight or volume. Identify opportunities for increased recycling and waste diversion. The audit must be conducted during the performance period.

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Can the waste audit include a sample selection of waste generated at the project building (i.e. waste from the first floor only)?

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Does food waste need to be sorted through?

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If a tenant in the project building pays a paper shredding company to shred and dispose of confidential documents, does the shredded paper waste need to be accounted for in the waste audit?

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A project building conducted a waste audit over two years ago. Can the project team use that waste audit to comply with the requirements of MRc6?

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