Live Course: Zero Waste Design Guidelines: Design Strategies and Case Studies for a Zero Waste City

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The Zero Waste Design Guidelines address the crucial role that design plays in achieving NYC’s ambitious goal, outlined in OneNYC, to send zero waste to landfills by 2030. As a resource to help designers, building operators, and planners, the Guidelines outline the collaboration needed to dramatically reduce waste and work toward greater adoption of circular material flows. Treating waste as a resource rather than trash depends on our ability to easily separate and manage our waste. Applying design strategies to our current system of linear material use will improve sidewalks and buildings as it lessens environmental and social impacts in the city and beyond.

The presentation will give an overview of the design strategies within the guidelines and show how the waste calculator can be used to estimate the quantities of different waste streams a building will generate.

Date: September 24th, 2019 at 2 PM ET.

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Learning objectives

  • Define zero waste and describe the key benefits for the environment and human welfare.
  • Apply design strategies that allow building occupants and operators to better reduce, separate and manage waste.
  • Summarize how better waste management within buildings can lead to health and safety benefits for occupants, workers and local residents.
  • Explain how neighborhood scale waste management solutions can lessen environmental and human impacts and create more sustainable and healthy neighborhoods. 
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$15 non-member
$10 member
1.00 LU
  • HSW
  • GBCI
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  • Clare Miflin

    Founder | ThinkWoven

    Clare has over 20 years of architectural experience, most recently at Kiss + Cathcart, Architects...

Course details

Contents: Live course, evaluation

Duration: 1:00