Waste Audits 2017-08-09T19:41:12+00:00

Waste Audits

A waste audit by Healthy Buildings will allow property and facility managers to understand inefficiencies in existing waste management programs and identify opportunities for increasing recycling and waste reduction, always with an eye toward reducing waste spend.

Twenty four hour sample from a commercial building.

The waste audit process determines the specific material types that comprise the waste stream from the audited building and analyzes the effectiveness of the current diversion programs. In addition, the audit identifies opportunities to divert waste from landfills through increased recycling and the addition of source reduction opportunities and composting when appropriate. The process results in achievement of the LEED EBOM MRc6 credit as well as cost savings from reduced waste services.

The implementation program moves the recommendations from the report into action. By transforming the building’s recycling program into a user-friendly program, or modifying the level of service to more accurately reflect the buildings waste patterns, and significantly reducing the quantity of landfilled waste, building owners and managers achieve cost savings. The implementation program includes:

  • Strategy for recycling and garbage collection and removal
  • Development and posting of signage
  • Training for tenants and janitorial team

Healthy Buildings will provide a comprehensive LEED EBOM compliant waste audit report, complete LEED Online documentation, develop and execute an implementation strategy, train tenants and building staff to maintain new programs, and verify that programs are successfully maintained.

For more information on our waste audit services, please call us at (703) 323-4400 or visit our contact us page.

Audit in progress.

Full bag of restroom paper towels, eligible for composting.

It was great working with your employee this year. She did a great job working in our building she was very professional with our tenants in regards to respecting their space and gets along well with our crew members. I hope she is willing to return next year.
Chief Engineer, Major commercial building in Sacramento
Thank you Bruce, you guys never cease to amaze me how well you do things. I wish other companies worked like you do…
Assistant Property Manager, Major Program Management Contractor, Washington, DC
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Manager, Facilities Operations, Northern Virginia

I am completely amazed at how professional and complete our report is. I appreciate doing business with your company and look forward to using your services again on a yearly basis. Please keep me informed when it is coming close to the inspection period, thanks…

Operator, Major Casino/Hotel in Las Vegas, NV

Just wanted to express my sincere thanks for your time and assistance in attending the meeting. We met with a certified Industrial Hygienist and the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety. At the meeting, your staff distributed copies of the actual sampling data findings and explained each test and the results. The director asked a few questions and at the end of the meeting he seemed satisfied with the results and expressed his gratitude and stated that he felt that HBI had done a thorough job.

Property Manager, Commercial Real Estate, Virginia

It was great working with your employee this year. She did a great job working in our building she was very professional with our tenants in regards to respecting their space and gets along well with our crew members. I hope she is willing to return next year.

Chief Engineer, Major Commercial Building in Sacramento

Thank you for the expedient response to our request and the professional nature in which Healthy Buildings have responded to our concerns regards IAQ in the clinic, much appreciated.

Senior Occupational Health Specialist, Washington, DC

Healthy Buildings has the team and experience to develop effective and efficient hotel sustainability programs. Their commitment to business-oriented sustainability decisions makes them a player you most definitely want to have on your team. They will work with you to meet your bottom line goals while greening your operations and maintenance practices; ultimately reducing your operating costs, generating marketing opportunities, and strengthening your business model by integrating sustainability into all aspects of your hotel.

Sustainability Manager, Major Hotel in New York City

I had the opportunity to utilize Healthy Buildings as my LEED Consultant on the Porterville Developmental Center New Main Kitchen Project in Porterville, CA. The project has attempted LEED (v2.2) Gold status.  I cannot say enough about the Healthy Buildings team and their professional work ethic, deep knowledge of LEED and sustainability and their willingness to go the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction.

Project Engineer, Seals/Biehle, Inc.

Just wanted to express my sincere thanks for your time and assistance in attending the meeting. We met with a certified Industrial Hygienist and the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety. At the meeting, your staff distributed copies of the actual sampling data findings and explained each test and the results. The director asked a few questions and at the end of the meeting he seemed satisfied with the results and expressed his gratitude and stated that he felt that HBI had done a thorough job.

Property Manager, Lerner, Tysons Corner, Virginia