Waste Management

This is the place for best practices and case studies describing how to minimize, reuse and recycle construction waste.


Navigating the Regulation and Risks of Brownfield Redevelopment

By John J. Heft MS, CRIS and Micah J. M. Knapp Esq.
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Landowners, developers and contractors have regulatory and civil liability protection options for brownfield redevelopment.
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Higher Education Design: Implementing Zero-Plus Energy Strategies

By James Matson, AIA and Patrick Thibaudeau
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When conserving energy becomes a thing of the past, the newest approach is finding ways to create it.
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Regulatory Burden Reduced for Facilities Using Solvent Wipes

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The exclusion will save the industry up to $27.8 million per year.
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Turning Waste into Gold

A long-standing agricultural care company’s new marketing and sales center sets a good example of its own values of recycling and reuse.
John Deere commits to sustainability, even following LEED for its new facilities.
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How to Handle Hazardous Waste from Bathroom Renovations

By Angelo DiGangi
Some best practices of removing mild and dangerous wastes from bathroom renovations, including mold and lead.
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A Prohibitive Proposition

The EPA solid waste proposal will discourage recycling and have a negative impact on the construction industry.
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Study: Reusable Textiles’ Sustainable Edge Over Disposables

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Findings of life cycle assessments indicated that from “cradle to grave,” these reusable items demonstrated superior environmental and health performance.

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From ‘Dump’ to LEED Platinum

King County in Washington State is redefining the solid waste facility.
By Nori Catabay
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 “Garbage” just isn’t what it used to be. Instead of throwing everything in one bin and hauling it to the local “dump,” there is increasing emphasis on recovering valuable resources from the stuff we throw away.  

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Remedial Studies

By Sean Coffey
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 A brownfield site requires cooperation and an inclusive effort from every party involved to overcome a bevy or issues and create one of the largest middle school campuses in the U.S. 

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Precious Resources

An Atlanta nonprofit takes its sustainability mission to new heights by employing an essential water conservation strategy.
By John Vastyan
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Beyond the sometimes rough exterior of any child is enormous potential. 

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