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WST-1 Construction Waste Management

 

AIM

To encourage and recognise effective waste management practices by having a waste management plan in place during construction and/or major refurbishment.


CREDIT CRITERIA

Three points are awarded where the a Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) has been implemented and adhered to in accordance with Resource Efficiency in Building Related Industries (REBRI) guidelines, as well as site waste having been monitored through the whole of the construction/refurbishment project period.

how the Living House does

The Living House is targeting the full 3 points for construction waste management. We will be writing a full waste management plan for the site of the Living House in line with the LBC imperative 14 - Net Positive Waste.  Refer to these pages of the website for more details:

LBC Waste

Design Rating Documentation

Waste

WST-2 Construction Waste Reduction

 

AIM

To encourage and recognise a reduction in the amount of waste generated onsite during construction and/or major refurbishment.


CREDIT CRITERIA

Up to three points are available for this credit where it can be demonstrated that the waste generated from construction activities has been reduced or diverted from landfill and cleanfill.

(1) Where 50 - 59% of total waste is reused and/or recycled and/or recovered for the whole construction/refurbishment project, 1.0 point
(2) Where 60 - 69% of total waste is reused and/or recycled and/or recovered for the whole construction/refurbishment project, 2.0 points
(3)Where 70% or more of total waste is reused and/or recycled and/or recovered for the whole construction/refurbishment project, 3.0 points

how the Living House does

The Living House is targeting the full 3 points for construction waste management. We will be writing a full waste management plan for the site of the Living House in line with the LBC imperative 14 - Net Positive Waste.  Refer to these pages of the website for more details:

LBC Waste

WST-3 Household Recycling Facility

 

AIM

To encourage recycling through the provision of an appropriate dedicated space for separating and storing recyclables including but not limited to paper, plastic, glass and metals (i.e. tins).


CREDIT CRITERIA

Internal facilities
A dedicated internal space must be provided that:
• Has at least two separate compartments for sorting household waste, one of which is dedicated to recyclables i.e. paper or glass
• Provides a total capacity of at least 10 litres for recyclables
• Is located in or adjacent to the main kitchen within the dwelling.

External facilities
A dedicated external space must be provided that:
• Is of a suitable size to accommodate any locally provided kerbside recycling facilities (e.g. recycling bin)
• Is located on site for easy access from the dwelling and out to the collection point.

Design Rating Documentation

how the Living House does

The Living House is targeting the full point for this credit. We will be designing in a waste recycling centre in the new kitchen of the main dwelling as well as the minor household unit. We will also have a dedicated area outside to locate the council provided recycling bins.  

WST-4 Composting Facilities

 

AIM

To encourage and recognise a reduction in the amount of household waste sent to landfill through dwelling and/or community composting.


CREDIT CRITERIA

Internal facilities

Where there is provision of dedicated internal storage within the main kitchen of the dwelling of not less than two litres capacity for compostable waste collection.

External facilities

Traditional composting facilities with a minimum of 240 L OR Worm farm composting OR Bokashi bin composting; OR

Design Rating Documentation

how the Living House does

The Living House is targeting the full point for this credit. We will be designing in a waste recycling centre in the new kitchen of the main dwelling as well as the minor household unit. We will also have a dedicated area outside for composting both the waste from the toilets as well as kitchen scraps.