31 Aug '15, 5pm

#Waste audits are a key player in maintaining #LEED score at its best! Here's why:

#Waste audits are a key player in maintaining #LEED score at its best! Here's why:

Whether you call it garbage, rubbish, trash, refuse or litter, we all generate waste. Here at USGBC, we make conscientious decisions about what we put in our office, and what goes out. We take a concentrated look at all the materials generated and do our collective best to divert as much as we can from landfills, by reusing, recycling, composting and donating. Here's a look at the how and why of waste audits at USGBC. What is a waste audit? Simply put, it's an analysis of our waste stream. Each quarter, members of our facilities team work with the BMS janitorial crew to pull a sampling from each waste collection area in the office. They collect a 24-hour sample which reflects a typical day of our daily operations. Sample items include: mixed paper, cardboard, glass, metal, plastic, compost material and landfill waste. Each bag is labeled by material type and collection loc...

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