Learning Objectives - After reading this article, you should be able to:
- Facilitate effective waste management during design, construction, and occupancy
- Discuss how design decisions affect sustainable waste management throughout the lifecycle of a building
- Explain the key steps in creating a comprehensive Waste Management Plan (WMP)
- Explain how an effective project plan can optimize management of construction waste and, at the same time, optimize long term operations and maintenance of the completed building
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Building owners are increasingly seeking out new methods and technologies for handling their waste streams in order to minimize the amount they need to send to landfills. This course describes a series of strategies that architects can use to help their clients manage waste sustainably – and reduce their waste management costs – by design. The course reviews a systems-based approach to planning for the diversion and/or recycling of waste products during construction; discusses what types of waste can be recycled and where it goes; describes the role that architects can play in designing facilities to optimize waste management after occupancy; and reviews how effective waste management plans can earn LEED points during construction and after occupancy.