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      TAKING CONSTRUCTION SITE WASTE MANAGEMENT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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      Journal of Green Building

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          INTRODUCTION

          Building a single family home in the United States typically produces between three to five pounds of waste per square foot (SIH). Costs of disposing this waste are mounting throughout the country, and environmental aspects of this issue are receiving heightened scrutiny. Although research on this topic has shown that 80 percent of waste generated during the construction of a home can be recycled ( Laquatra and Pierce 2004; SBIC 2007), less than 30 percent actually is ( Martin 2007). This is likely to change as state and local government regulations of construction waste increase, with some mandating waste recycling. In addition, builders who participate in green building programs are learning that reducing the amount of waste generated during construction, and recycling waste that is produced, earns points toward certification.

          This paper describes elements of a successful waste management plan for home builders. Issues specific to each type of waste are examined, and ideas for improving recycling at construction sites are presented.

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                Journal
                jgrb
                Journal of Green Building
                College Publishing
                1552-6100
                1943-4618
                1943-4618
                Fall 2009
                : 4
                : 4
                : 29-32
                Author notes

                1Joseph Laquatra, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University, JL27@ 123456cornell.edu .

                2Mark Pierce, M.S., Extension Associate, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University, MRP6@ 123456cornell.edu .

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                jgb.4.4.29
                10.3992/jgb.4.4.29
                ©2009 by College Publishing. All rights reserved.

                Volumes 1-7 of JOGB are open access and do not require permission for use, though proper citation should be given. To view the licenses, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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                Pages: 4
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