Waste Management

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


Higher Education Design: Implementing Zero-Plus Energy Strategies

August 6, 2013
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

July 23, 2013
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.
July 10, 2013
John Deere commits to sustainability, even following LEED for its new facilities.
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How to Handle Hazardous Waste from Bathroom Renovations

June 17, 2013
Some best practices of removing mild and dangerous wastes from bathroom renovations, including mold and lead.
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A Prohibitive Proposition

May 7, 2013
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

March 20, 2013

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.
May 1, 2012

 “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

April 4, 2012

 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.
March 1, 2012

Beyond the sometimes rough exterior of any child is enormous potential. 

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Going for Gold

Upgrades to its headquarters helped Caterpillar Financial Services add LEED-EB Gold to its myriad environmentally conscious designations.
October 3, 2011
Upgrades to its headquarters helped Caterpillar Financial Services add LEED-EB Gold to its myriad environmentally conscious designations.
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2013 Top Products

In this space last year we said a lot more jobsites could be going paperless in the future—or at least be incorporating more mobile computing devices. Judging by this year’s results of the 2013 Top Products, we officially know we’re not going (too) crazy. It’s glaringly obvious that the market for accessing important information on the go has rapidly evolved in just one year and will continue to change. We wonder what’s in store for 2014, but for now enjoy the products that interested you—the reader of EDC’s print, digital, eNewsletter and, of course, mobile content—most in 2013.


Skanska’s senior vice president of Green Markets, Elizabeth Heider, shares her thoughts on the high points and happenings at Greenbuild 2013.
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Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, 2nd Edition

The essential guide for architects, interior designers, engineers, healthcare professionals, and administrators who want to create healthy environments for healing.

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Green Product Buzz Guide

Green Product Buzz GuideEDC's Green Product Buzz Guides bring you the latest in green building products and services from companies exhibiting at trade shows, including Greenbuild, the AIA Expo, Coverings, Surfaces and more.


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