Higher Energy Standards | Water Conservation | Wood Conservation
Advanced Ventilation | Construction Waste Diversion

Construction Waste Diversion
Residential new construction waste accounts for 20 to 30% of the solid waste generated in California each year. The CGB program requires that at least 50% of construction waste be diverted from landfills. Reducing the amount of job-site waste helps the environment and helps jurisdictions comply with state recycling and waste-reduction requirements.

Alternatively, CGB builders in areas with no construction waste diversion facilites must help local jurisdictions establish such capabilities.