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Schools – New Construction

Materials and Resources
Storage and Collection of Recyclables

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

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Intent

To reduce the disproportionate burden of landfills and incinerators that is generated by building occupants’ waste hauled to and disposed of in landfills and incinerators through reduction, reuse and recycling service and education, and to conserve natural resources for future generations.

Requirements

Provide dedicated areas accessible to waste haulers and building occupants for the collection and storage of recyclable materials for the entire building. Collection and storage areas may be separate locations. Recyclable materials must include mixed paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics, and metals. Take appropriate measures for the safe collection, storage, and disposal of two of the following: batteries, mercury-containing lamps, and electronic waste.

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Addenda

4/9/2021Updated: 4/19/2021
Rating System Correction
Description of change:
Revise the below MR credit intents as follows:

MRp Storage and Collection of Recyclables
"To reduce the disproportionate burden of landfills and incinerators that is generated by building occupants’ waste hauled to and disposed of in landfills and incinerators through reduction, reuse and recycling service and education, and to conserve natural resources for future generations."

MRc Construction and Demolition Waste Management
"To reduce construction and demolition waste disposed of in landfills and incineration facilities through waste prevention and by reusing, recovering, and recycling materials, and conserving resources for future generations. To delay the need for new landfill facilities that are often located in frontline communities and create green jobs and materials markets for building construction services."
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
11/9/2020Updated: 3/1/2021
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Add RETAIL to the list of adaptations

Under Requirements, delete all language following Retail NC/CI section:


Reference Guide updates:
Under Guidance for this credit for BDC and IDC, replace the following modifications for Retail:
There are no substantive changes to the prerequisite requirements; refer to the LEED v4 reference guide, with the following addition:
Beta Update
Retail projects should now follow guidance for New Construction/Commercial Interiors. Retail-specific requirements are no longer applicable.

Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
11/9/2020Updated: 3/1/2021
Rating System Correction
Description of change:
Add RETAIL to the list of adaptations

Under Requirements, delete all language following Retail NC/CI section:


Reference Guide updates:
Under Guidance for this credit for BDC and IDC, replace the following modifications for Retail:
There are no substantive changes to the prerequisite requirements; refer to the LEED v4 reference guide, with the following addition:
Beta Update
Retail projects should now follow guidance for New Construction/Commercial Interiors. Retail-specific requirements are no longer applicable.

Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
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Intent

To reduce the disproportionate burden of landfills and incinerators that is generated by building occupants’ waste hauled to and disposed of in landfills and incinerators through reduction, reuse and recycling service and education, and to conserve natural resources for future generations.

Requirements

Provide dedicated areas accessible to waste haulers and building occupants for the collection and storage of recyclable materials for the entire building. Collection and storage areas may be separate locations. Recyclable materials must include mixed paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics, and metals. Take appropriate measures for the safe collection, storage, and disposal of two of the following: batteries, mercury-containing lamps, and electronic waste.

LEEDuser expert

Jim Nicolow

FAIA, LEED Fellow

Lord Aeck Sargent, a Katerra Company
Director of Sustainability

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