BP10: Waste Management Plan

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Implement a waste management plan that includes annual communication to occupants, and a recycling strategy for paper, cardboard, metals, plastic, glass as well as specialty items such as electronics waste, batteries, and lamps.

Implementation Requirements

BIT Building:

  1. Establish written standard operating procedures for waste management strategies addressing the diversion of materials from landfill disposal via recycling, composting, donation, reuses or other methods. Consider the results of any recent waste audits in optimizing your strategies.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Tenant: Implement a waste management plan that includes:
    1. Annual communication to occupants regarding the waste diversion strategy for materials such as paper, cardboard, metals, plastic, glass and specialty items such as electronic waste, batteries, and lamps.
    2. The waste management plan scope should reflect clearly communicating building waste management practices to the occupants of the tenant space.
  2. Tenant: provide appropriate collection bins and locations to facilitate those practices.
  3. Management Engagement: formally request from Ownership/Management a copy of the waste management plan for the building as a whole.

BIT Building:

  1. Establish written standard operating procedures for waste management strategies addressing source reduction opportunities from procurement and operational improvements. Consider the results of any recent waste audits in optimizing your strategies.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Same as BIT Building.

BIT Building:

  1. Communicate at least annually to occupants to increase participation and awareness of the recycling and waste diversion programs in place.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Same as BIT Building.

Submittal Requirements

BIT Building:

  • Standard operating procedures that summarize waste management goals and practices
  • Excerpt of training/communication materials. Screenshots from lobby/elevator screen, occupant e-mail, and images of lobby posters, for example, are acceptable

BIT for Tenants:

  • Same as BIT Building, and
  • Provide Ownership/Management response to request for waste management strategies for the building as a whole
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Implement a waste management plan that includes annual communication to occupants, and a recycling strategy for paper, cardboard, metals, plastic, glass as well as specialty items such as electronics waste, batteries, and lamps.

Implementation Requirements

BIT Building:

  1. Establish written standard operating procedures for waste management strategies addressing the diversion of materials from landfill disposal via recycling, composting, donation, reuses or other methods. Consider the results of any recent waste audits in optimizing your strategies.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Tenant: Implement a waste management plan that includes:
    1. Annual communication to occupants regarding the waste diversion strategy for materials such as paper, cardboard, metals, plastic, glass and specialty items such as electronic waste, batteries, and lamps.
    2. The waste management plan scope should reflect clearly communicating building waste management practices to the occupants of the tenant space.
  2. Tenant: provide appropriate collection bins and locations to facilitate those practices.
  3. Management Engagement: formally request from Ownership/Management a copy of the waste management plan for the building as a whole.

BIT Building:

  1. Establish written standard operating procedures for waste management strategies addressing source reduction opportunities from procurement and operational improvements. Consider the results of any recent waste audits in optimizing your strategies.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Same as BIT Building.

BIT Building:

  1. Communicate at least annually to occupants to increase participation and awareness of the recycling and waste diversion programs in place.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Same as BIT Building.

Submittal Requirements

BIT Building:

  • Standard operating procedures that summarize waste management goals and practices
  • Excerpt of training/communication materials. Screenshots from lobby/elevator screen, occupant e-mail, and images of lobby posters, for example, are acceptable

BIT for Tenants:

  • Same as BIT Building, and
  • Provide Ownership/Management response to request for waste management strategies for the building as a whole

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Chris Grace


CEO

Clare Miflin

AIA, LEED AP, Certified Passive House Designer, Certified Biomimicry Professional

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