Watching our Waste
A National Construction Waste Analysis in Canada Using LEED™ Certified Project Data
The Watching our Waste report, developed with the support of the National Zero Waste Council, analyses the collected construction and demolition (C&D) waste data of 678 LEED Canada certified projects from across the country. This represents the largest such dataset currently available and is comprised of Industrial, Commercial, Institutional, (ICI) and Multi-Unit Residential buildings (MURBs) that were constructed across Canada, with representation from every province and the Yukon Territory.
The report examines the quantity and impacts of construction waste in Canada, including the holistic analysis of materials; building typology; cost estimates to owners; and associated greenhouse gas emissions. This investigation features regional case studies in Metro Vancouver and British Columbia and provides insight and recommendations for the construction industry, as well as municipal and regional governments.
Executive summary: Watching our Waste: Executive Summary