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Eco One Solutions
C&D, The Connecticut Example
Achieving Exemplary Performance
CONTRACTOR LEED COORDINATION SERVICES
Contractor LEED Training, Data Compilation, Documentation, Template Preparation, Project Follow-up Through Certification Including:
CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT
Project Materials Audit and Recycling Assessment
Waste Management Plan (WMP)
Integration of the WMP with the General Contractor operations and schedule
On-site training and oversight
Monthly Waste Management Reporting
Final waste audit report
LEED template submittals
INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ) MANAGEMENT
Develop, implement and document compliance with an IAQ management plan. LEED template submittals
C&D = ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Recycling saves money
and it’s good for the environment.
Recycling is often 15-25% less costly than disposal.
Energy Savings: Aluminum requires 20 times more energy to produce from bauxite ore compared to producing it from scrap.
Emissions Reduction: one ton of wood recycled saves .54 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Less waste can lead to fewer disposal facilities, potentially reducing associated environmental issues including methane gas emissions which contribute to global climate change . Reducing, reusing, and recycling C&D materials offsets the need to extract and consume virgin resources, which also reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Deconstruction , salvage and selective demolition methods divert large amounts of materials from disposal and provide business opportunities within the local community. Reducing the amount of Construction & Demolition (C&D) materials disposed of in landfills or combustion facilities provides numerous benefits: REDUCING C&D MATERIALS
A Very Large Waste Stream
40% of Raw Materials, 25% of Solid Waste
More recyclables in one job than most organizations generate in a year
A Very Recyclable Waste Stream
20+ Different Materials
85% - 99% Recycling Rates
Less Expensive Than Disposal
IMPORTANCE OF C&D
The Current Picture in Connecticut and Overall Landfill Reduction Goals: Connecticut does not have a formal C & D landfill reduction goal. The landfill reduction goal is currently stated as an overall per capita reduction of 58% to be achieved by 2024.
Question: To Equal the Overall Reduction of Landfill (per capita basis and goals) by 2024, what is the percentage of increase in C & D recycling statewide that we would have to achieve?
Answer: Only 5%
Increasing C &D Recycling by only this percentage can have the same impact as the state’s overall 15 year plan!
Question: When could we achieve this increase?
Question: How high a recycling rate can we achieve?
Answer: Based on the our experience, LEED goals, although not mandated, are easily attainable at little or no cost increase*
50% recycling/diversion from landfill; or one LEED Credit
75% recycling/diversion from landfill; or two LEED Credits
*A 50% recycling/diversion from landfill is easily achieved on any and all projects without an increase in cost to the project owner
Greenhouse Gas Reduction 1,313,111 MTCO2E
Barrels of Oil Saved 839,654
Cars Kept Off Road/Year 70,357
Houses Powered/Year 46,905
Compared to the current C&D recycling rate of 7% recovery, these figures represent an improvement of: 714%
And a manifold improvement over the current overall Connecticut per capita goal. The Construction Industry can have a huge, positive impact on the environment!
Should be able to achieve 50%-75% on most projects w/o cost impact to the budget
Achieve both LEED credits with little to no cost impact to the project
Team ”buy-in” is required
Establish plan early and be creative
Subcontractor education is essential achieve success
Established waste management plan day one
Items to be salvaged
Recycling (ceiling tile, carpet….)
Specialty recycling (gypsum)
Packaging to limit waste
Handling mixed debris
Know site conditions
What lay down areas are available
On site sorting yields best value
When commingled C&D is necessary?
Are covered dumpsters required? When
Extreme dust control measures (water)
Need lay down area
Ceiling tile removal storage
On site staged segregation
Temp storage of materials
Change out dumpsters
Including Demolition and Recycling in the Project, A Step by Step Process:
A bullet point summary;
At Project Inception :
Architect and Owner discuss opportunities for Deconstruction
Architect and Owner discuss recycling in general terms; what materials will come out of the project? What are the opportunities for recycling and a soft- targeted recycling rate?
Recycling Consultant is retained (optional)
RFP Stage :
RFP is developed to contain Deconstruction as well as Demolition and Construction Waste Recycling Language and Requirements
All Contractors respond to RFP to include Deconstruction and Hard-Targeted Recycling Goals based on RFP requirements
Pre-Demo and Demo Phase :
A Demolition Waste Management Plan is written
Deconstruction occurs before general demolition
Demolition Waste Management Plan is followed during Demo
Demolition Waste Audit Reports are produced periodically
Construction Phase :
A Construction Waste Management Plan is written, and followed during Construction
Construction Waste Audit Reports are produced periodically
A note about Waste Management Plans and Waste Audit Reports:
Recycling is maximized via an effective Waste Management Plan. Eco One Solutions plans are written as a parallel document to the Architect’s specifications and thus can be easily followed by the project Superintendent.
Eco One Solutions Waste Audit Reports note the positive environmental effects of the project’s recycling efforts, and create a positive feedback loop for all contractors during the project
50% Recycling = 1 Point
75% Recycling = 1 Point
95%+ Recycling Rate
Return materials to the job
Examples: Aggregate or wood returned to the jobsite
RECYCLING & LEED
John Gundling President Eco One Solutions 4 Pleasant Street South Natick, MA 01760 978.270.8950 [email_address]