Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste: A LEED-Based Toolkit (GreenSource) (McGraw-Hill's Greensource)
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A Complete Reference on Construction Waste Recycling
This GreenSource guide offers comprehensive information on how to recycle as much as 95 percent of new construction and demolition waste, reuse existing materials, and comply with U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED waste management guidelines.
Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste provides the strategies and tools you need to develop and implement a successful jobsite waste management plan. This practical resource also covers other programs that promote sustainable construction, such as the International Code Council's ICC-ES program, the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Green Building Program, the Green Building Initiative Green Globes Program, BREEAM, and more.
FIND OUT HOW TO:
- Manage construction and demolition waste on the jobsite
- Set up an efficient jobsite recycling center
- Recycle new construction waste
- Conduct an on-site audit to assess demolition waste
- Reuse existing materials, including asphalt, brick, concrete, insulation, structural steel, wood, glass, and more
- Develop a comprehensive waste management plan
- Comply with LEED standards to earn waste management credits
- Get details on other green certification and code programs
- Document waste management compliance
- Include appropriate specifications in construction documents
- Market your jobsite recycling program
Downloadable forms, templates, spreadsheets, and checklists available at www.mhprofessional.com/rcadw.
contractor— are the secondary members of the recycling effort. Although the major characters control the action, subcontractors and suppliers are the ones who are largely responsible for achieving the results. In particular, contractors should choose their demolition subcontractors carefully. Demolition subcontractors have become more sophisticated in their operations and knowledge of local markets for recycled materials. A savvy demolition sub can be a contractor’s best friend in assisting him
architectural or historic merit ■ Architectural woodwork, including ornamental columns, standing and running trim, medallions, brackets, and ﬁreplace surrounds, including any unusual or historic architectural features 68 RECYCLING DEMOLITION WASTE Figure 4.5 Architectural salvage can include a wide range of products. © 2010, Richard Thornton, BigStockPhoto.com ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Ornamental plasterwork Antique plumbing ﬁxtures and hardware Paneled doors and windows with historic glass or
will be sent to landﬁlls or diverted from them. Calculations can be done by weight or volume, but must be consistent throughout the template. A narrative description is also required, along with questions that prompt the contractor to analyze the project, set up a recycling zone for the site, investigate waste recyclability, train and motivate subcontractors and workers, and keep pertinent documentation. MR PREREQUISITE 1: STORAGE AND COLLECTION OF RECYCLABLES The LEED system requires
building to obtain performance credits across nine categories, for an overall score of pass, good, very good, excellent, or outstanding. The Gulf States BREEAM rates buildings with one to ﬁve stars. BREEAM certiﬁcation for new facilities typically costs no more than $6000. BREEAM’s In-Use assessment for existing buildings can cost between $1000 and $34,000, depending on the number of assets assessed. Compiling the information for the program’s assessment report should normally take 4 to 5 days,
However, the construction documents include site planning information that affect (or limit) the contractor’s ability to perform this work. In most areas, the civil engineer is required to ﬁle a soil erosion and sedimentation control drawing, which may be submitted for approval during the bidding phase of the project, or prior to the selection of the contractor. If this plan does not anticipate the creation of a recycling zone, does not include a sufﬁcient area to accommodate the project needs,