USGBC-MO Gateway Seeks Proposals for C&D Research & Education

U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter (USGBC-MGC) seeks a qualified consultant/s for two Construction & Demolition (C&D) waste minimization projects, which are generously supported in part by the St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The two projects are:

  • C&D Material Research Project consists of a research project / feasibility study to develop a market for reusing or recycling C&D materials that have been proven difficult to reuse or recycle.
  • C&D LEED v4 Education Project consists of developing a reference tool and educational session that compares C&D and other applicable waste minimization credits in the current version of LEED (LEED 2009) with those credits in LEED v4.

Download the C&D Material Research Project Request for Proposals here.

Download the C&D LEED v4 Education Project Request for Proposals here.

The Request for Proposals for both projects opens on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 and proposals are due by 5 PM Central Standard Time on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

It is acceptable for the same consultant to submit proposals for both projects, but two proposals must be submitted.

Please contact Emily Andrews at (314) 577-0854 with any questions.

Background: USGBC-MGC has always advocated for waste reduction, reuse and recycling as these practices are integral to green building. In 2010, we received a grant from the St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District (SWMD) in partnership with Missouri Enterprise and ReSource St. Louis to further address C&D waste reduction. That project included both research and education phases. A survey of C&D best practices and 2 focus groups with professionals in the building industry provided a foundation and background for the education phase, which included the development of a C&D toolkit as well as two live educational sessions for building industry professionals. The toolkit can be found here. The educational sessions, which were presented in partnership with the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis, were very well attending with more than 80 individuals at each session.

USGBC-MGC received a second grant from SWMD in 2012 to continue our education and outreach efforts around C&D waste minimization. The work we seek through these Request for Proposals is funded by this grant.

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