View Cart (0 items)
Sustainability

Waste Management goes LEED

November 02, 2011
/ Print / Reprints /
| Share More
/ Text Size+

SAN LEANDRO, CA — Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC) has unveiled an $11 million, state-of-the-art Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-certified organics processing and transfer facility, according to a press release.

The facility is only the third LEED Gold-certified building in San Leandro; it is the first industrial building designed to LEED Gold standards in the city, the release stated.

According to the release, the building features:

• State-of-the-art biofilter to eliminate odor
• Daylighting via translucent panels and solar tubes
• Ninety-five percent of construction waste recycled
• Forty percent of building materials sourced locally.

Excess materials from the facility are sent to third-party composters and, in the case of nearly 500 tons of Christmas trees, to biofuel facilities, the release noted.

Click here to read the complete release.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.