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AbstractThe LEED accreditation process is recognized as the benchmark for ranking sustainable buildings in the United States. LEED certification provides building owners and operators with the tools they need to have an actionable and quantifiable effect on their site’s environmental impact (GenFlex Roofing Systems). By promoting a whole-building approach to sustainability, LEED recognizes performance in site planning, site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, building materials, waste reduction/division, indoor air quality, and attention to regional concerns (GenFlex Roofing Systems).
DescriptionThe focus of the pape rwill be on the demolition portion of construction and will demonstrate that standard practices are already pushing the envelope in demolition waste disposal. The goal is to demonstrate the shortcomings in the LEED methodology and show the need for more stringent standards. The five projects are retrofits to existing buildings that enjoyed the implementation of creative ideas that cut down the waste streams produced by demolition. The key to selecting all the same style of projects was to ensure that the waste streams coming out of each project were consistent with one another.