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LEED v4.1

Retail – New Construction

Materials and Resources
Storage and Collection of Recyclables

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Retail-NC-v4.1 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables Required

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Jim Nicolow

FAIA, LEED Fellow

Lord Aeck Sargent, a Katerra Company
Director of Sustainability

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Intent

To reduce the waste that is generated by building occupants and hauled to and disposed of in landfills.

Requirements

Conduct a waste stream study to identify the retail project’s top five recyclable waste streams, by either weight or volume, using consistent metrics. Based on the waste stream study, list the top four waste streams for which collection and storage space will be provided. If no information is available on waste streams for the project, use data from similar operations to make projections. Retailers with existing stores of similar size and function can use historical information from their other locations.

Provide dedicated areas accessible to waste haulers and building occupants for the separation, collection, and storage of recyclable materials for at least the top four recyclable waste streams identified by the waste study. Locate the collection and storage bins close the source of recyclable waste. If any of the top four waste streams are batteries, mercury-containing lamps, or electronic waste, take appropriate measures for safe collection, storage, and disposal.

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LEEDuser expert

Jim Nicolow

FAIA, LEED Fellow

Lord Aeck Sargent, a Katerra Company
Director of Sustainability

USGBC logo

© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

Intent

To reduce the waste that is generated by building occupants and hauled to and disposed of in landfills.

Requirements

Conduct a waste stream study to identify the retail project’s top five recyclable waste streams, by either weight or volume, using consistent metrics. Based on the waste stream study, list the top four waste streams for which collection and storage space will be provided. If no information is available on waste streams for the project, use data from similar operations to make projections. Retailers with existing stores of similar size and function can use historical information from their other locations.

Provide dedicated areas accessible to waste haulers and building occupants for the separation, collection, and storage of recyclable materials for at least the top four recyclable waste streams identified by the waste study. Locate the collection and storage bins close the source of recyclable waste. If any of the top four waste streams are batteries, mercury-containing lamps, or electronic waste, take appropriate measures for safe collection, storage, and disposal.

LEEDuser expert

Jim Nicolow

FAIA, LEED Fellow

Lord Aeck Sargent, a Katerra Company
Director of Sustainability

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