The EPA has launched a waste and materials tracking feature in its Energy Star Portfolio Manager, which is a free benchmarking and tracking tool for commercial building owners and managers.
Now owners and managers using Portfolio Manager will be able to benchmark 29 types of waste across four different management metrics alongside their existing sustainability management indicators. Types of waste include building materials, glass, paper, plastics and trash.
The new waste tracking feature is the culmination of a year-long collaboration between the EPA’s Energy Star and Sustainable Materials Management programs and members of the industry to identify key performance metrics for waste and materials management. Continue reading this article from Environmental Leader.
Looking for resources to get engaged with the free, online Portfolio Manager tool? Search this site for free listed webinars from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) where experts take Q&A on benchmarking energy use in Portfolio Manager. You can learn more about support for benchmarking on this site’s Benchmarking Resources page.