Materials and Resources - Credit 2

Construction Waste Management (1-2 points)

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This credit is provided for diverting construction, demolition and land clearing waste from landfill and incinerator disposal. Since concrete is a relatively heavy construction material and is frequently crushed and recycled into aggregate for road bases or construction fill, this credit should be obtainable when concrete buildings are demolished. In addition, returned concrete that is diverted from landfills by making landscaping blocks or recycling into new concrete can be considered for this credit. This credit is worth 1 point if 50% of the construction, demolition and land clearing waste are recycled or salvaged and is worth 1 additional point if 75% is diverted.