Zero Waste Certification (2.2)

This is an optional Innovation & Leadership credit. These credits recognize exemplary practices and performance above and beyond what is recognized in standard credits and may not be relevant to every institution. Scoring in the Innovation and Leadership section is capped at 4 bonus points total.

Credit Language

IN 46: Zero Waste Certification – version 2.2

Frequently Asked Questions

To qualify, how much of the campus must be Zero-Waste certified?

Institutions can earn bonus points under this credit even if a portion of the campus has achieved certification. A single certified building is sufficient to earn bonus points.

Resources, Templates & Tools

Example Responses

  • University of California, Berkeley – Good documentation provided for Chou Hall, the first academic building in the world to receive the TRUE Zero Waste certification.

Common Issues Identified During Review

  • To count, the institution must have at least one TRUE Zero Waste Certified project or portfolio, OR be Certified by an approved national affiliate of the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA). Documentation affirming the certification is required.

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