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Development Features

  • Divert non-hazardous construction and demolition debris

SW 1.1 Construction Waste Management

Manage construction and demolition waste in accordance with O. Reg 103/94: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Source Separation Programs.¹

SW 1.2 Construction Waste Diversion

Divert at least 75 per cent of the total construction and demolition material; diverted materials must include at least four material streams.2,3,4,5

Specifications and Resources

  1. This requirement applies to large construction projects, subject to Regulation 103 94 of the Environmental Protection Act, that contain one or more buildings and have a total floor area greater than 2000m2. Provide a source separation plan for the waste that will be generated in the construction of the structure(s). See A Guide to Waste Audits and Waste Reduction Work Plans for Construction and Demolition Projects.
  2. Refer to LEED® V4 BD+C: MR Credit: Construction and Demolition Waste Management OR LEED® NC 2009 Credit MRc2 Construction Waste Management for further details on how to achieve this requirement. Calculations must be done by weight.
  3. Adopt a construction waste management plan to achieve these goals. Consider recycling cardboard, metal, brick, mineral fibre panel, concrete, plastic, clean wood, glass, gypsum wallboard, carpet and insulation.
  4. Construction debris processed into a recycled content commodity which has an open market value (e.g. wood derived fuel [WDF], compost or mulch, etc.) may be applied to the construction waste calculation. Exclude hazardous waste, land-clearing debris, soil, and landscaping materials from calculations.
  5. Calculations must be done by weight.