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    This document provides guidelines to help designers of multifamily, commercial and mixed-use buildings plan for recycling collection when designing new buildings or major renovations.

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    StopWaste partnered with Healthy Building Network and the San Francisco Department of the Environment to investigate ways to enhance the quality of post-consumer recycled-content raw materials (or “feedstock”) used in the manufacturing of building products.

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    On October 22, 2015, StopWaste hosted a half-day workshop focused on best practices in meeting and implementing C&D recycling in Alameda County and the Bay Area. Presenters shared their experiences with achieving high diversion rates on building projects seeking to meet code, attain LEED certification, or targeting zero waste.

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    Bay Area LISC's Green O&M Guide contains a toolkit for selecting green products, including paint, cleaning products, flooring and carpet, and lighting.

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    A user-friendly green guide for the renovation of multifamily buildings, developed by the Local Initiatives Support Coalition and Build It Green.

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    NOTE:  The "GreenPoint Rated" system, developed by Build It Green, is an updated rating and guideline system for new construction and upgrade/remodeling projects.

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    A report released in April 2015 summarizes observations, findings and recommendations from the LEED & CALGreen User Group, a group of green building professionals exploring central questions about how codes and rating systems can evolve and harmonize in California.

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    Download a flyer about the 2015 Multifamily Green Property Management Training in Emeryville on May 18-21, 2015.

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    The chiropractic values of living holistically align with environmental values, which motivated the Sustainability Council at Life Chiropractic College West located in Hayward to pursue certification through the Alameda County Green Business Program. The Program’s comprehensive framework and hands-on assistance appealed to the Council and made working towards environmental sustainability manageable and concrete.

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    As the second largest employer in Union City and the largest flexible packaging manufacturer on the West Coast, Emerald Packaging proudly embraces responsible leadership. The company has many innovative sustainable initiatives and frequently introduces innovative tools and practices to the industry. In 2006, Emerald Packing created the first compostable plastic package in the produce industry using plant-based, bio-degradable (PLA) film. In 2012, they initiated advances in “field to fork” food product traceability with their packaging.

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