LEED Chapter 6

An administrative and procedural requirements for salvaging, recycling, and disposing of non-hazardous demolition and construction waste – is?
Construction Waste Management
What is –
Waste building materials, dredging materials, tree stumps, and rubble resulting from construction, remodeling, repair, and demolition of hones, commercial buildings, and other structures and pavements.
Construction & Demolition (C&D) Debris
Name C&D Debris that have value
1 Brick
2 Metal
3 Wood
4 Carpet
5 Wallboard
6 Glass
7 Plastic
8 Cardboard
9 Lighting accessories
10 Top soil
11 Fill dirt
12 Rock
For LEED, what C&D Debris are not counted towards construction waste management calculations? And why?
Excavated soil
Dirt
Rock
Hazardous waste
Because doing so skews the percentage of waster diverted since these materials can add significant weight/volume to the quantities.
What is Comingled Recycling?
When all recyclables for collection are mixed but kept separate from other waste
What are the benefits of Comingled Recycling? (3)
1)Requires less space
2)Participation increase
3)More efficient
What is the practice of designing, manufacturing, purchasing, or using materials in ways that reduce the amount of toxicity of trash created?
Source Reduction
What process stops waste at the source because it delays or avoids that item’s entry into the waste collection and disposal system
Reuse
What is the benefit of Building Reuse
Takes advantage of structures that already exist results in the reduction of raw materials
What is the benefit of Reusing Salvaged Materials?
Reduces the demand for virgin materials
How are On-Site vs Off-Site Salvaged Materials priced?
On-Site are priced at its replacement value
Off-Site are priced based what the team actually paid for it
What process converts materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources?
Recycling
Which (Reduce, Ruse, Recycle) is a prerequisite of LEED?
Recycle
All LEED projects must recycle what? (5)
1)Paper
2)Corrugate Cardboard
3)Glass
4)Plastics
5)Metals
Define Cradle-to-Grave
A product that accepts disposal as part of its life cycle
Define Cradle-to-cradle
This design considers opportunities for reuse of the product, essentially a waste free product
What is the definition of a 1) Regional harvest, processed, and manufactured products?
The materials must be extracted, harvested, or recovered, AND manufactured within 500 miles radius of the project site
What are the benefits of Regional harvest, processed, and manufactured products?
They reduce transportation costs by avoiding overseas shipping long rail transport, and long-distance trucking costs. By reducing the transportation also reduces energy needs for that transportation.
Rapidly Renewable Materials are?
Made from plants that grow to harvestable maturity in 10 years or less
Examples of Rapidly Renewable Materials
Bamboo
Cork
Soybeans
What Regulation defines types of Recycled Materials?
ISO 14021
What are the environmental benefits of recycled materials?
less materials being sent to waste, which mean less in landfills, and further reduces greenhouse gases/
What are the economic benefits of Recycled materials?
often less expensive than virgin materials, reduce material hauling and disposal costs
Define Pre-Consumer Material
Material from industry scraps that was diverted from waste stream and used for other purposes.
Define Pre-Consumer Content
When material is incorporated into a new product – the percentage of recycle material in the new product
Define Post-Consumer Material
Is a waste type produced by the end of the consumer of a material stream
Define Post Consumer Fiber
Fibrous waster from municipal waste stream (e.g. paper or paperboard).
What is the country’s most recycle material?
Steel
What is the benefit of a Durable Good
Reduces future demand for product or material, C2C Mentality
Cabinets made from sawdust
What type of Material is it?
Pre-Consumer Recycle Material
Bench, made with salvaged lumber, bamboo trim, composite plastic milk bottles, and manufactured and assembled within 500 miles
What type of Materials is it?
Building Reuse
Rapidly Renewable Material
Post-consumer Recycled Material
Regional Materials
Countertop made of recycle glasses bottles
What type of Material is it?
Post-consumer recycled material
Bricks taken from the existing building’s wall and used from landscaping.
What type of Material is it?
Materials reuse/construction waste management