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SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

Asset Classes

Focus Area

Custodial and Waste

Topic

Renovations and Construction

Question #

P6.3 — Waste Management in Tenant Construction

Question

Are the construction waste controls included in specifications for tenant renovation or construction projects?

Applicability

Applicable to all buildings (systems or equipment in the owner or landlord’s control)

Answer

  • Yes or No
  • N/A – Non-tenanted building. Please provide supporting documentation showing this building does not have tenants

Description

Renovation, construction, and demolition projects create a lot of waste materials (about 30% of Canada’s disposal) and need to be effectively managed to minimize the adverse impact on the environment.

These materials are largely inert, very heavy and can pose unique challenges in source separation because most materials are combined and difficult to recycle. This is further complicated because the Project Managers for C&D projects work in a separate department and interdepartmental collaboration is minimal.

Without effective communication and planning from the initial project design stages, waste minimization and diversion is nearly impossible.

Requirements

  1. Develop tenant construction manuals for all tenant-led renovation or construction projects being planned in the building
  2. Share the building-specific Construction Waste Management Program with tenants to include in their design and construction specifications

Documentation

    • Section of tenant construction manual detailing construction waste management measures

Adapted BB3 Question

New in BOMA BEST 4.0

Suggested Lead

In-house

References

None

Crosswalk

3R Certified

Other Notes

None

Scoring

1 Point

Verification