Resources


TRUE Precertification Guidance

Guidance outlining the requirements and process for projects to achieve TRUE precertification. Review this free document to understand how you can get started on your zero waste and TRUE journey by getting TRUE precertified.

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TRUE Pilot Credit 1: TRUE Advisor

TRUE pilot credits are a group of credits not in the current version of the rating system which are designed to test new innovative zero waste strategies and/or facilitate introduction of new credits to TRUE. Pilot Credit 1 intends to gain the understanding of zero waste that is required by a TRUE project and to facilitate the application preparation process for certification.

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TRUE Pilot Credit 2: Safety First

TRUE pilot credits are a group of credits not in the current version of the rating system which are designed to test new innovative zero waste strategies and/or facilitate introduction of new credits to TRUE. Pilot Credit 2 aims to understand and eliminate adverse health impacts on personnel associated with solid waste management activities at the facility seeking certification and to promote their health and safety.

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TRUE Town Hall Recording

On June 24, 2020, USGBC and GBCI's President and CEO, Mahesh Ramanujam, joined the community virtually to talk about our vision for achieving zero waste.

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TRUE Town Hall Report

USGBC and GBCI's President and CEO, Mahesh Ramanujam, joined the community virtually to talk about our vision for achieving zero waste. Read the report from the TRUE team to learn more about how TRUE is working toward that vision.

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GBCI Trademark Guidelines

These guidelines cover how to use GBCI's brand assets consistently and correctly. It explores proper uses and misuses of all trademarks and logos owned by GBCI, including TRUE, PEER®, SITES™, Parksmart℠ and Arc™. For any questions, please contact GBCI's Marketing Department at [email protected].

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TRUE Certification Maintenance and Recertification Guidance

Overview of information and policies to maintain TRUE certification and the process to pursue recertification. Review this free document to understand how to keep your TRUE certification current, and when and how to recertify to demonstrate continued leadership.

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Technical Guide for Events Certification

Overview of the TRUE for Events certification process, including eligibility and fees (PDF). Download and review this free document to determine your event’s eligibility, if all requirements can be achieved and which credits may be earned by current activities or by implementing new policies and practices.

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TRUE for Events Registration Form

To register your event for TRUE for Events certification, download and complete this registration form and email it to [email protected]. Once you’ve submitted the registration form, you’ll receive the necessary information and guidance to complete the registration process. When the registration process is complete, GBCI will provide access to additional certification resources and forms to complete the submission and review process (including the scorecard) for your event.

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TRUE Advisor Certificate Program Handbook

Handbook of the TRUE Advisor certificate program, which provides a comprehensive curriculum for the individual who wants to be trained on the TRUE Rating System and learn about zero waste policies and programs. TRUE Advisors understand the requirements of the rating system, help projects achieve TRUE certification and are committed to advancing zero waste values and policies. The TRUE Advisor certificate program consists of 12 on-demand, self paced modules and the assessment will be delivered online via a computer-based testing platform.

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TRUE Rating System - English

Facilities achieve TRUE certification for zero waste by attaining at least 31 out of 81 credit points on the TRUE scorecard and meeting 7 minimum program requirements. The rating system outlines these certification requirements and credits in detail, and includes important program information.

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TRUE Rating System - Chinese

Facilities achieve TRUE certification for Zero Waste by attaining at least 31 out of 81 credit points on the TRUE scorecard and meeting 7 minimum program requirements. The rating system outlines these certification requirements and credits in detail, and includes important program information.

TRUE Registration Form

To register your project for TRUE certification, download and complete this registration form and email it to [email protected]. Once you’ve submitted the registration form, you’ll receive the necessary information and guidance to complete the registration process. When the registration process is complete, GBCI will provide access to additional certification resources and forms to complete the submission and review process (including the scorecard).

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Guide to TRUE Certification

Overview of the TRUE certification process, including eligibility and fees (PDF). Download and review this free document to determine your project’s eligibility, if all requirements can be achieved and which credits may be earned by current activities or by implementing new policies and practices.

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TRUE Program One Pager

A simple and user friendly document that outlines the concept behind zero waste and the benefits of TRUE certification for Zero Waste. A great intro to the certification program for your team.

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TRUE Application form

A completed application form is required to be submitted to obtain TRUE certification for Zero Waste. The form allows applicants to indicate if all minimum program requirements have been met, which credits are being attempted, credit documentation has been provided, and to submit the required narratives. The form also adds up a score of attempted points.

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Zero Waste Curriculum Toolkit

A curated list of resources and processes, organized to aid in teaching about and engaging students in the concepts of zero waste.

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