Required | 5 possible points
To support waste management and move towards net zero waste city.
CITIES, COMMUNITIESMeasure the total weight of waste (in lbs., kg, or tons) that is generated, and the total weight that is diverted from landfills or incineration for a minimum period of the most recent calendar year. LEED points are based on waste performance in Arc across two metrics:
- Municipal solid waste generated (in metric tons per year per capita)
- Municipal solid waste diverted (% of total generated)
In addition, cities or communities must demonstrate that reuse and recycling strategies were exhausted before sending material to waste to energy facility. Construction and demolition waste is not included under this credit. Exclude land clearing debris, soil and landscaping materials. Document the assumptions for differing diurnal and seasonal population if varying numbers are used to arrive at waste generation per capita. Obtain a minimum waste performance score of 40. Additional points for this prerequisite are awarded for waste performance scores above 40, according to Table below.
Table 10. Waste Performance Score in Arc and corresponding LEED points
Waste Performance ScoreThe Waste Performance Score rates the resource consumption and resource use efficiency of the city (waste generated and diverted) against the consumption and efficiency of comparable cities or communities. The score is a value from 1-100 based on the cities’ total weight of waste generated and the total weight of waste diverted from landfills and incineration facilities.
Performance Score CalculationTo calculate the Waste Performance Score, following data is required:
- Municipal solid waste generated (lbs., kg, or tons)
- Municipal solid waste diverted (lbs., kg, or tons)
- Total population of the city or community
19 These standards consist of performance metrics of both efficiency and emissions for different types of energy recovery systems. In addition, the facility must meet the applicable European standards based on the fuel type. See Referenced Standards for more information on these directives: EN 303-1—1999/A1—2003, Heating boilers with forced draught burners EN 303-2—1998/A1—2003, Heating boilers with forced draught burners EN 303-3—1998/AC—2006, Gas-fired central heating boilers EN 303-4—1999, Heating boilers with forced draught burners EN 303-5—2012, Heating boilers for solid fuels EN 303-6—2000, Heating boilers with forced draught burners EN 303-7—2006, Gas-fired central heating boilers equipped with a forced draught burner
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