December 29, 2006 / Issue No. 3-06
 
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Editor's Note
2006 – Year in Review
Air
Construction Equipment Targeted as Major Source of Air Pollution; Focus of Emissions Reduction Mandate
Water
EPA Amends Oil Spill Rule; Plans for New Compliance Deadlines
How to Meet Federal Oil Spill Reporting Requirements; A Step-by-Step Guide
AGC Comments on Corps of Engineers’ Proposal to Reissue, Revise Nationwide Permits
Waste
AGC Highlights Online Resources for Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling
Green Construction
AGC Attends Greenbuild; Reports on USGBC Initiatives
Environmental Solutions
EMS for Highway Construction – A Texas Success Story
News & Events
Submit Your Top 10 Green Construction Questions; Get the Answers at the AGC Convention
AGC Launches New Electronic Discussion Group on Environmental Management Systems
AGC-EPA Interface
Building Green

  AGC Highlights Online Resources for Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling

Where there is a market for construction and demolition (C&D) debris reuse and recycling, contractor efforts to recycle these materials generate positive returns for the environment and the company.  AGC explores several resources on C&D debris generation and recycling and tools that will help members locate recycling facilities near their project sites.

AGC’s C&D Debris Recycling Online Resources
http://www.constructionenvironment.org  (click on “Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling” under the “Green Construction” tab)

  • This Web page includes fact sheets on recycling (asphalt, concrete, steel, and wood), case studies, and links to additional online resources.

U.S. EPA’s Web Page on C&D Debris
http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/debris-new/index.htm

  • EPA provides information on the composition of C&D debris, the options available for managing that debris (reduce, reuse, or recycle), regional and state programs that focus on C&D debris.  The Web page also provides links to additional information and publications.

U.S. General Services Administration Online Resources
http://www.gsa.gov  (click on “Environmental” under the “Services” tab)

  • GSA maintains an online list of companies that specialize in waste management services, some of which could help develop a waste management plan.  In addition, GSA has a list of companies for reclamation, recycling, and disposal services.  Users can sort both of these lists by “city, state” to find companies near their project sites.

Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) Construction Waste Management Online Resources
http://www.wbdg.org/design/cwm.php

  • In addition to extensive resources on green building, the WBDG Web site provides information on construction waste management.  These resources include an overview of waste management practices and links to tools that construction and design professionals could use to reduce C&D debris onsite and incorporate recycled materials into projects.
  • Users can go to the Construction Waste Management Database on the WBDG Web site to search for recycling facilities (by material type and state or postal code) near their project sites.  The construction waste management page links to the database, or users can go directly to the database at http://www.wbdg.org/tools/cwm.php.
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