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RE: [greenyes] Megatons reduced by recycling
Hi, Rod.
We used the EPA's WARM software for the Pentagon Renovation's Construction Waste Management program.  We were able to calculate a 177 percent GHG diversion from a no recycling scenario.  While the software doesn't factor in a lot of conventional building products (it focuses on materials like OCC, plastics, wood waste etc.), there was enough to work with to make some valid estimates.
Best,

Bruce Maine
Sustainable Specifications & Materials Manager
LEED Accredited Professional
HDR Architecture
402.399.1198
bmaine@no.address
http://www.hdrgreen.com

WARM
 
 


From: Rod [mailto:rodmuir@no.address]
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 10:11 AM
To: GreenYes
Subject: [greenyes] Megatons reduced by recycling

Greeting
 
Imagine one ton of standard mix of recyclable items
coming out of a home fiber, metal, glass etc.
 
I understand that using recycled vs. virgin material saves approximately 75% of the energy used in virgin production of this mix.
 
I anyone aware of the actual reduction in megatons of GHG's involved
 
Thanks
Rod Muir
Waste Diversion Toronto/Canada 

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