New at Greenbuild: Zero Waste Training

Published on: 
29 Sep 2016
Emily DeCremer

Learn how to achieve zero waste at your facility and earn Zero Waste Facility Certification at Greenbuild this year.

For the first time, the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) is offering a professional training course during Greenbuild 2016 on Monday, Oct. 3. Greenbuild attendees, local community members and businesses are invited to learn how to institute waste reduction policies to save money, benefit the environment or prepare for the USZWBC Zero Waste Facility Certification.

The course will outline the history of USZWBC, the definition of zero waste, what are considered to be zero waste policies and programs, and provide a detailed explanation of the USZWBC Scorecard Certification System for zero waste facilities. The training also will provide educational resources and tools to help attendees get started (or complete) their efforts to pursue zero waste for their facility or for facilities in their community.

The course includes in-class exercises and supplemental materials to assist trainees with common challenges such as tracking waste data and realizing costs savings. Real-life examples of zero waste successes and how other facilities earned credits on the certification scorecard are also provided. This includes a case study presentation on zero waste at Toyota North America. Expert instructors will be available to answer questions and facilitate discussions on trainee roadblocks to zero waste.

USZWBC also provides a professional Zero Waste Business Associate (ZWBA) Certification for those interested in adding to their professional credentials. ZWBA certificate holders demonstrate a practical understanding of the most current zero waste business principles and practices, USZWBC policies and processes and a clear commitment to professional growth in advancing zero waste. The course is a requirement for those pursuing ZWBA Certification; however, enrollment is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Zero Waste Facility Certification and how to better understand the Scorecard Certification System.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to register for Greenbuild as soon as possible. Discounted rates are available to members of USZWBC and USGBC. For more information on the course, visit the USZWBC course webpage.

Learn more about the Greenbuild zero waste session