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At #Greenbuild17 you'll get all the info you need on materials credits for #LEEDv4 - don't miss it!

At #Greenbuild17 you'll get all the info you need on materials credits for #LEEDv4 - don't miss it!

The topic of materials is one that spans every phase of a building’s life cycle. It includes considerations about construction waste, specifying materials for the building’s structure in the design and construction phase, making green cleaning choices while the building is in use and determining what happens to the building in the demolition phase. Quick facts about construction waste: Construction and demolition waste constitutes about 40 percent of the total solid waste stream in the United States and about 25 percent of the total waste stream in the European Union. In aggregate, LEED projects are responsible for diverting more than 80 million tons of waste from landfills, and this volume is expected to grow to 540 million tons by 2030. Materials decisions are impacted by an array of stakeholders who work with the built environment and those who support it, as well as by...

Full article: https://www.usgbc.org/articles/materials-strategies-leed-v4

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