Impact Analysis of LEED Based Design and Construction on Construction Waste Rates
This research effort provides a framework for analyzing the impact of United States Green Building Councils’ (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system on the construction waste stream. The deliverables for this study are as follows:
- Produce a Florida Guide for Achieving LEED Waste Diversion Credits – A manual for decision makers, designers, contractors, and waste management professionals outlining potential strategies for achieving credits.
- Analysis of waste stream content for LEED buildings at UF. Determine which, if any, materials provide constant or predictive flows for possible industry uptake.
- Predictive model regarding amount and type of waste produced and diverted based on building use, gross square footage (gsf), and jobsute logistics.
This research effort provided further insight into the construction waste management of construction projects. Below are the items produced for this study:
- A two page pamphlet providing waste tips and guidelines for construction professionals: Waste Pamphlet
- A full written analysis and detailed guide: Waste Guideline
- The same Waste Guideline without the appendices:Waste Guidelines without Appendices
- Waste Prediction Tool done through excel: Waste Prediction Tool