Authored by StopWaste and Arup, this primer provides an overview of a circular economy framework for the built environment at the community, neighborhood and building scales. The ideas and concepts included here are intended to stimulate local government decision-makers and staff in Alameda County and beyond to consider policies and actions in their jurisdictions.Read More
From 2010 to 2016, StopWaste chaired the Multifamily Home Energy Coordinating Committee (MF HERCC), which was a subcommittee of the U.S. EPA's California Home Energy Retrofit Coordinating Committee.
In 2015, MF HERCC updated and published two reports:Read More
- Success Stories
During the last two years, StopWaste has been working with Memorial Tabernacle Church in North Oakland and their Youth Going Green (YGG) Program to help spread the word about the importance of composting, recycling, and energy efficiency programs. We are excited to share the series of tutorial videos we made with their help.Read More
The purpose of this Model Guide Specification is to provide the building industry with a consistent set of technical requirements for deconstructing buildings as the Owner’s directed method of building removal, based on the best knowledge and practices available within the industry.
BMRA Model Guide Specification: Section 02 42 13.13 Deconstruction of Buildings
- News | 05/26/2016
Eight businesses were selected for their leadership in reducing waste and increasing efficiency.Read More
On January 22, 2016, StopWaste hosted our Alameda County C&D Working Group to discuss recent updates and pending changes to the C&D industry. Topics included the new CALGreen 2016 code changes that require 65% C&D diversion statewide (as of January 1, 2017), updating local C&D ordinances, and efforts around regional coordination of C&D facility diversion rates.
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.
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.Read More
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- Download WM C&D RJewell.pdf (532.52 KB)
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