Using LEED as a primary guide, the green building certification has driven the shift in the awareness and the pursuit of recycled materials, both in terms of waste diversion and in new material recycled content according to Tim Murray, director, sustainability EYP, Inc., a leading architectural firm.
C&D waste diversion has improved significantly in the past two decades in response to these LEED thresholds: Murray said. Our LEED building projects typically have a C&D waste diversion rate or about 80 percent. And the evolution continues as the most recent version or LEED has made construction waste planning a prerequisite with anticipated diversion rates. But LEED has stopped Short or requiring a certain percentage of waste diversion."
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