Storage & Collection of Recyclables
Facilitate the reduction of waste generated by building occupants that is hauled to and disposed of
Building Reuse: Maintain Existing Walls,Floors & Roof
Extend the life cycle of existing building stock, conserve resources, retain cultural resources, reduce waste
and reduce environmental impacts of new buildings as they relate to materials manufacturing and
Construction Waste Management: Divert From Disposal
Divert construction, demolition and land-clearing debris from disposal in landfills and incinerators. Redirect
recyclable recovered resources back to the manufacturing process. Redirect reusable materials to
Reuse building materials and products in order to reduce demand for virgin materials and to reduce waste,
thereby reducing impacts associated with the extraction and processing of virgin resources.
Increase demand for building products that incorporate recycled content materials, thereby reducing
impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials.
Regional Materials: Extracted, Processed & Manufactured
Increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the
region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts
resulting from transportation.
Rapidly Renewable Materials
Reduce the use and depletion of finite raw materials and long-cycle renewable materials by replacing them
with rapidly renewable materials.
Encourage environmentally responsible forest management.
Intent - Optimize the use of framing material
Intent - Reduce occupant exposure to radon and other soil gas contaminants.
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