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LEED MRc5: Construction Waste Management
Construction waste management is pursued on nearly every LEED project, and for good reason. With proper planning, two points are achievable. But can project teams really hit the waste reduction goals? If your project has a ton of demolition it will make earning more than 1 point for the LEED MRc5 credit may be a challenge. For this reason, we’re providing you guidance for both LEED v4 and v4.1 because if your project hasn’t registered specifically under v4.1 then you have the option to choose.
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Download the LEED MRc5 eBook to get all the requirements, strategies, and best practices to achieve Construction Waste Management for LEED v4 and v4.1
Requirements for LEED MRc5 in v4 and v4.1
Develop and implement a construction and demolition waste management plan and achieve points through waste prevention and/or diversion.
Waste Management Plan and Report: All projects must develop and implement a construction and demolition waste management plan:
- Identify strategies to reduce the generation of waste during project design and construction.
- Establish waste diversion goals for the project by identifying the materials (both structural and nonstructural) targeted for diversion.
- Describe the diversion strategies planned for the project. Describe where materials will be taken including expected diversion rates for each material.
Having a good construction waste management plan is the first step towards earning LEED MRc5 Construction Waste Management in LEED v4.1. First of all, it is required for the pre-requisite under MRp2 to have a construction waste management plan. If you need a construction waste management plan template, you can download our template here. You have to have a plan that identifies what waste is going to be generated for the project, and what means will be implemented to divert from landfills. You need to identify at least 5 different materials in your plan, even if you only need 3 in implementation to earn the points.
Looking for more strategies for earning LEED construction waste management credits? Read more LEED MRc5 credit guidance here.
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If you're looking for credit guidance for all the LEED construction credits you'll be tasked with, check out our Ultimate Guide to LEED Construction. It's filled with advice and resources to help your team succeed at LEED.