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LEED Information

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized green building rating system, developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), with the goal of providing a framework for the creation of healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings.

The use of Busch Systems containers for Recycling & Waste collection contributes to meeting LEED requirements and achieving LEED points.  Below is the information about how our bins and resources can help achieve those points.

Under LEED BD+C | v4 – LEED v4:

Storage and collection of recyclables is a requirement.  Dedicated accessible areas are to be provided for collection and storage of recyclable materials.  The USGBC site lists recyclables that must be collected.  Please visit our Resource Center to assist in planning these areas, including container sizes and types, and then tracking the effectiveness of the collection program:  https://www.buschsystems.com/resource-center/

Development and Implementation of a construction and demolition waste management plan is also a requirement.

Points related to project waste, recycling and organics collection, storage, and management are available in the following categories:

Construction and Demolition Waste Management, Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates, Innovation, Prevention through Design

Under LEED ID+C | v4 – LEED v4:

Development and Implementation of a construction and demolition waste management plan is a requirement.

Points related to project waste, recycling and organics collection, storage, and management are available in the following categories:

Construction and Demolition Waste Management, Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates, Innovation

Under LEED O+M | v4 – LEED v4:

Ongoing purchasing and waste policies are required, including environmentally preferable purchasing, solid waste management (including establishment of storage locations for recyclables and conducting a waste stream audit of ongoing consumables), as well as a site management policy.

Points related to waste, recycling and organics collection, storage, and management are available in the following categories:

Solid Waste Management – Ongoing, Solid Waste Management – Facility Maintenance and Renovation, Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates, Innovation, Performance, Green Cleaning – Products and Materials

Refer to the LEED Credit Library https://www.usgbc.org/credits to learn more about these points.

While some of our containers use up to 99% recycled content and most containers have at least 65% recycled content; the minimum standard we have set at Busch Systems for our containers is 25%.  All of our containers are durable enough to be used and re-purposed many times over to accommodate changes in waste management practices in your building, and are 100% recyclable at the end of their useful life.

Our staff, which includes an Environmental Consultation Team, has a great deal of experience assisting customers with waste diversion initiatives large or small.  We know that getting your building LEED certified is a daunting process, and we are also willing to fill out the required forms for your LEED project related to the purchase of Busch Systems containers.  Anything to help simplify the process for you, so you can quickly move on to improving your impact on the environment.

And please be sure to take advantage of our Resource Center, as mentioned above, to assist in planning for, managing, and auditing the management of waste, recycling and organics for your LEED project.