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Schools-2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management 1-2 points

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Intent

To divert construction and demolition debris from disposal in landfills and incineration facilities. Redirect recyclable recovered resources back to the manufacturing process and reusable materials to appropriate sites.

Requirements

Recycle and/or salvage nonhazardous construction and demolition debris. Develop and implement a construction waste management plan that, at a minimum, identifies the materials to be diverted from disposal and whether the materials will be sorted on-site or comingled. Excavated soil and land-clearing debris do not contribute to this credit. Calculations can be done by weight or volume, but must be consistent throughout. The minimum percentage debris to be recycled or salvaged for each point threshold is as follows:

Recycled or Salvaged Points
50% 1
75% 2
Credit substitution available

You may use the LEED v4 version of this credit on v2009 projects. For more information check out this article.

SITES-LEED Equivalency

This LEED credit (or a component of this credit) has been established as equivalent to a SITES v2 credit or component. For more information on using the equivalency as a substitution in your LEED or SITES project, see this article and guidance document.

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Should I include hazardous material such as lead-based paint in MRc2 calculations?

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Should household-type trash from workers' lunches and office use be included in MRc2 diversion and calculations?

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Can sending material to waste-to-energy plants count toward MRc2?

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The requirements of this credit say that land-clearing debris does not contribute to the percentage of materials diverted from the landfill. What exactly is considered "land clearing debris"?

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Oops! Our trash was measured by both weight and volume at different times. How do I standardize this?

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The waste management facility we are using is providing us with monthly documentation specific to our waste, showing 80% diversion. They also have a published, facility-wide rate of roughly 20%, and they have no published rate for construction waste. Will our diversion rate be accepted, or do we need to use a facility with an appropriate published rate?

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How is construction waste accounted for when utilizing off-site construction, like modular construction or pre-fabrication of assemblies?

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How does MRc2 work for projects pursuing a campus approach, or any project where waste management will be shared with other construction projects?

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Can materials that have been unused and returned to the manufacturer as part of a “take-back” program contribute to the credit?

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Intent

To divert construction and demolition debris from disposal in landfills and incineration facilities. Redirect recyclable recovered resources back to the manufacturing process and reusable materials to appropriate sites.

Requirements

Recycle and/or salvage nonhazardous construction and demolition debris. Develop and implement a construction waste management plan that, at a minimum, identifies the materials to be diverted from disposal and whether the materials will be sorted on-site or comingled. Excavated soil and land-clearing debris do not contribute to this credit. Calculations can be done by weight or volume, but must be consistent throughout. The minimum percentage debris to be recycled or salvaged for each point threshold is as follows:

Recycled or Salvaged Points
50% 1
75% 2
Credit substitution available

You may use the LEED v4 version of this credit on v2009 projects. For more information check out this article.

SITES-LEED Equivalency

This LEED credit (or a component of this credit) has been established as equivalent to a SITES v2 credit or component. For more information on using the equivalency as a substitution in your LEED or SITES project, see this article and guidance document.

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Should I include hazardous material such as lead-based paint in MRc2 calculations?

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Should household-type trash from workers' lunches and office use be included in MRc2 diversion and calculations?

The answer to this question is available to LEEDuser premium members. Start a free trial »

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Can sending material to waste-to-energy plants count toward MRc2?

The answer to this question is available to LEEDuser premium members. Start a free trial »

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The requirements of this credit say that land-clearing debris does not contribute to the percentage of materials diverted from the landfill. What exactly is considered "land clearing debris"?

The answer to this question is available to LEEDuser premium members. Start a free trial »

(If you're already a premium member, log in here.)

Oops! Our trash was measured by both weight and volume at different times. How do I standardize this?

The answer to this question is available to LEEDuser premium members. Start a free trial »

(If you're already a premium member, log in here.)

The waste management facility we are using is providing us with monthly documentation specific to our waste, showing 80% diversion. They also have a published, facility-wide rate of roughly 20%, and they have no published rate for construction waste. Will our diversion rate be accepted, or do we need to use a facility with an appropriate published rate?

The answer to this question is available to LEEDuser premium members. Start a free trial »

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How is construction waste accounted for when utilizing off-site construction, like modular construction or pre-fabrication of assemblies?

The answer to this question is available to LEEDuser premium members. Start a free trial »

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How does MRc2 work for projects pursuing a campus approach, or any project where waste management will be shared with other construction projects?

The answer to this question is available to LEEDuser premium members. Start a free trial »

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Can materials that have been unused and returned to the manufacturer as part of a “take-back” program contribute to the credit?

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LEEDuser expert

Michelle Reott

LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M

Earthly Ideas LLC
Managing Principal

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