Performance measures to divert waste going to landfill and use sustainable building materials.
Provide a waste collection and sorting system for garbage, recycling and organics using one of the following: 1,2,3,6
Provide an easily accessible waste storage room with a minimum floor space of 25 m² for the first 50 units plus an additional 13 m² for each additional 50 units to accommodate containers and the compactor unit. 1,2,3
Provide dedicated areas accessible to waste haulers and building occupants for the collection and storage of recyclable materials for the entire building. Collection and storage areas may be separate locations. Recyclable materials must include mixed paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics, and metals. Take appropriate measures for the safe collection, storage, and disposal of two of the following: batteries, mercury-containing lamps, and electronic waste. 6
Provide a minimum of 10m² for bulky items and items eligible for special collection services. 4
Developments with 31 units or above must ensure that all garbage is compacted by means of a compactor unit. The waste storage room must provide sufficient space to accommodate the compactor unit, to accommodate containers and the compactor unit.
Multi-unit residential: Provide a minimum 1 m² for every 100 units, of dedicated space for the collection and storage for household hazardous waste and/or electronic waste. 5
(Refer to Specifications & Resources 1 to 5)
Path 1) Maintain Existing Structural Elements: Walls, Floors, Roofs, and Envelope
Maintain the existing building structure (including floor and roof decking) and envelope (the exterior skin and framing, excluding window assemblies and non-structural roofing materials) for at least 30% of the project completed floor area.
Path 2) Maintain Interior Non-structural Elements
Use existing interior non-structural elements (e.g. interior walls, doors, floor coverings and ceiling systems) for at least 30% of the project completed floor area, including additions.
Conduct a whole building lifecycle assessment (LCA) for the structure and envelope in accordance with GHG 2.2. 1,6
Ensure at least 25% (by cost) of the total value of permanently installed building products meet the requirements for at least two of the responsible extraction criteria identified below: 1,2,3
Manage construction and demolition waste in accordance with O. Reg. 103/94, as amended: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Source Separation Programs. 1,2
(Refer to Specifications & Resources 3,4,5)
All projects must develop and implement a construction and demolition waste management plan and divert at least 75% of the total construction and demolition material from landfill: diverted materials must include at least four material streams.
Generate less than 100 kg/m² of construction and demolition waste through reuse and source reduction design strategies. Salvage or recycle renovation and demolition debris and utilize waste minimizing design strategies for new construction elements. Track all materials generated by the project from start of construction through project completion to determine the project’s total waste generation. Include all waste and diverted materials in the calculation of total project waste. Exclude hazardous materials and land-clearing debris from calculations.