To understand generation of every commodity or waste at the facility and how these materials are processed.
Compile 12 months of data for each commodity and waste stream. Ensure commodity and waste data shows an overall annual average diversion from landfill, incineration (WTE), or environment of 90% or better. Data must be broken down by month. If certified or otherwise documented weights are not available, the use of guidelines from the EPA, state agency, or similar reference for volume to weight conversions are acceptable. This credit allows for the inclusion of reuse and reduce, provided each commodity in this category has been tracked. Additionally, determine a baseline year and compile data for each commodity and waste stream in that year. Data should be displayed and calculated in a similar manner to 12 month reporting period data above. The base year could be the reporting year immediately preceding the most recent reporting year at a minimum (calendar or otherwise).
Identify the various waste streams for the building, and determine if and how each is currently tracked. Develop and implement tracking procedures for all waste streams not already tracked. Strive to obtain actual weights for as many waste streams as possible. If obtaining weight is not a feasible option, ensure that the process implemented for tracking volume obtains accurate and useful data for the project. Work with team members to determine reliable and efficient ways to incorporate the tracking into their responsibilities.
- Narrative describing the data collection and tracking process. If applicable, methodology used to estimate weights must be included in narrative or in diversion report.
- 12 months of ongoing tracking data for all waste streams. Data must be displayed by commodity and waste, be broken down by month, and calculate annual average diversion rate.
- 12 months of data for a baseline year. Data must be displayed by commodity and waste, be broken down by month, and calculate annual average diversion rate.
- Documentation that verifies values listed in tracking sheets for at least one month, including invoices that document weight, weight tickets, internal documentation, or any report from service provider (if available). If actual weights are not available, the documented process must quantify container size/volumes.
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