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This week Andrew Kinsey, sustainability manager at contractor Bovis Lend Lease, offers his pick of the web. Here’s his top 8 sustainable sites:
Waste Aware Construction
Information about waste management and home of Construction Industry Standard waste stream colour coding. It includes a free poster creator to make standardised signage for different waste stream.
Guide to green building products, specifications and construction
This DTI funded project built on the award winning Project NoWaste programme (Building Magazine Sustainability Awards 2006, Waste Initiative of the Year, and Green Apple Awards 2005, National Waste Champion Award) It offers a series of tools and techniques to build partnerships to reduce waste on construction sites.
Information about Forest Stewardship Council certification for timber. The site includes a database of FSC certified products that can be obtain for both trade and retail. Also related to the above: www.fsc-info.org - on line database to check the status of FSC certificates for timber procured.
Free environmental guidance on how to comply with environmental legislation in the UK.
Find web-based GIS system to find local waste processing and recycling centres. Search by postcode or by county.
Free materials exchange for unwanted construction materials that would otherwise end up as waste.
Free environmental training on site particularly targetted at SMEs, but have been used on one of our sites with great success.
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