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How much office building waste is being diverted from landfill?


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Have you ever wondered
a) how much waste is diverted from landfill in office buildings?
b) how does one determine how much waste is diverted?
c) what office materials are recyclable, compostable, and neither?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then you should volunteer for a unique opportunity few get to partake in, a Waste Audit.

On Wednesday, April 11th, from 9 am – 1 pm, Hawaii State Energy Office & USGBC Hawaii will be conducting a waste audit at an office building in downtown Honolulu.

Why are we doing this?
The State Energy Office is going to benchmark itself using the USGBC Arc online platform, and will be the FIRST in the State of Hawaii to do so. Part of the requirements is a waste audit.

Where is this happening?
This will be conducted in the loading dock area of the State office facility.

How long will it take?
The process should take about 3-4 hours (maybe even less time, we hope) to sort and weigh 1-day’s office waste.

You gain real waste management experience by helping with a waste audit. Participation qualifies for self-reported LEED CEUs. You receive a certificate of participation for your time volunteering.

Please contact Gail Suzuki-Jones by April 6TH, if you’re interested &/or have any questions. Space is limited to 10 volunteers.