Dedicated to Helping Build a Green Future
CityWide Container Service is proud to be a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and is committed to building a greener future. We recycle our waste products and reuse them in the manufacturing industry, setting an example for other construction-based companies. Our waste management plans and green reports are available upon request.
We are dedicated to commencing the recycling process of construction debris by reutilizing it in the manufacturing process. Our goal is to redirect reusable material to appropriate sites, resulting in a diversion of construction debris from landfill disposal. We ensure that all recyclable construction debris is directed towards this goal of recycling for reuse.
What is LEED?
LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability. It was established by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1998 to provide a framework for healthy, efficient, carbon and cost-saving green buildings. The LEED rating system encompasses ten rating systems for the design, construction, and operation of buildings, homes, and neighborhoods. The rating system addresses six major areas:
- Sustainable Sites
- Water Efficiency
- Energy and Atmosphere
- Materials and Resources
- Indoor Environmental Quality
- Innovation and Design Process
LEED's ratings range from certified to silver and gold, including the highest level – platinum. LEED was created to define "green building" by:
- Establishing a Common Standard of Measurement
- Promoting Integrated, Whole-Building Design Practices
- Recognizing Environmental Leadership in the Building Industry
- Stimulating Green Competition
- Raising Consumer Awareness of Green Practices
- Transforming the Building Market
LEED and New York City
Since January 1st, 2007, New York City has enforced Local Law 86 (LL 86), which mandates that most city-owned buildings attain a LEED-certified or silver rating. These silver standards for new construction necessitate energy reductions of 20% or more and emphasize water usage reduction. LL 86's overarching objective is to establish green building design as an essential and widespread practice.