True Waste Certification
Some Frequently Asked Questions
Achieving Zero Waste in buildings has become a priority to meet sustainability criteria for the developer. Firstgreen has been assisting for TRUE Certification of building and Zero Waste Certification from USGBC to many Green Building Projects
Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions:
Q1. What is TRUE Certification?
TRUE Certification is a new standard launched by USGBC to achieve Zero Waste Targets for your building. TRUE stands for “Total Resource Use & Efficiency”. This certification focuses on upstream as well as downstream waste management practices.
Through resource efficiency and Zero Waste policies, businesses can achieve cost savings through reduced procurements, bulk procurement, reduced packaging, and reduced waste disposal costs. Though TRUE is an international platform to achieve Net Zero Waste targets by GBCI. It is being used now in many facilities in India to achieve their Zero Waste targets.
Q2. Why should facilities opt for TRUE Certification?
TRUE Certification is an internationally recognized certification or Zero Waste from Zero Waste International Alliance. While many certificates focus on what do you do with waste, you have already produced. TRUE focuses on engagement, training, and leadership for total participation and tracks waste produced upstream as well as downstream of your facilities, your procurement team, and employees as well as waste disposal contractors.
Q3. What are the challenges in achieving Net Zero Waste Targets for the facilities?
Achieving Net Zero targets for energy, water and waste are challenging for all the facilities. However, if the facilities improve their resource efficiency through proper waste management, they can qualify to achieve the Net Zero Waste Targets. waste management has been generally a neglected area in facility management. Although going forward, it is a big environmental concern for waste disposal in Urban Areas.
Firstgreen advisors can guide you on what all you can do with your waste, how you can reduce it and what infrastructure in technology you may need to reach your Net Zero Waste targets .
Q4. What kind of services does Firstgreen offer to achieve Net Zero Waste Certification?
Firstgreen Team works with the facility to understand your waste management problems and offer support for building Net Zero Waste Policies: Reduce, Reuse, Redesign Strategies to achieve TRUE Certification. We help you, procurement teams, to locate environmentally preferred product suppliers and also track your waste in the facility. Waste management is a goldmine through which facilities can make significant money and overcome their waste disposal problems.