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Incorporating sustainable elements and practices into existing buildings, new construction, construction renovations can save on energy and resources, and increase building and employee efficiency while reducing impacts on the natural environment and human health. Good indoor air quality and environment helps employees perform better and can be beneficial to human health.

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Existing Buildings

New Building Construction and Renovations

Building Management

Existing Buildings

  • Municipal Generated Solid Waste
    Reducing solid waste in municipal properties can lead to significant cost savings through more effective use of raw materials and decreased hauling and disposal fees. The most effective way to reduce waste is to create a Resource, Waste and Materials Management Plan using the results of a waste audit. Types of solid waste within a building include trash, recyclables, organics, e-waste, and hazardous waste. Best Practices
  • Community Generated Waste
    Reducing solid waste generated in the community can lead to significant cost savings through decreased hauling and disposal fees. The most effective way to reduce waste is through Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM), a comprehensive waste prevention, recycling, composting, and disposal program for communities. An effective ISWM system considers how to prevent, recycle, and manage solid waste in ways that most effectively protect human health and the environment. Best Practices
  • Community Engagement
    Community engagement is a critical component of successfully implementing new programs in a community. When residents and businesses understand the benefits of introducing new programs, projects, or practices into the community and the financial and community benefits that can result they are more inclined to participate and adjust. Best Practices

Incorporating sustainability into existing buildings focuses on increasing the efficiency of resources such as energy (electricity and natural gas), water, and materials, while reducing impacts on the natural environment and human health. Sustainable practices can save money, conserve energy, and minimize waste. Good indoor air quality and environment helps employees perform better and can be beneficial to human health.

New Building Construction and Renovations

Prioritizing sustainable practices throughout the design and construction process can decrease immediate capital expenses, operational costs, and future capital expenses while conserving natural resources, benefiting health and productivity, and increasing energy independence.

  • Municipal Generated Solid Waste
    Reducing solid waste in municipal properties can lead to significant cost savings through more effective use of raw materials and decreased hauling and disposal fees. The most effective way to reduce waste is to create a Resource, Waste and Materials Management Plan using the results of a waste audit. Types of solid waste within a building include trash, recyclables, organics, e-waste, and hazardous waste. Best Practices
  • Community Generated Waste
    Reducing solid waste generated in the community can lead to significant cost savings through decreased hauling and disposal fees. The most effective way to reduce waste is through Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM), a comprehensive waste prevention, recycling, composting, and disposal program for communities. An effective ISWM system considers how to prevent, recycle, and manage solid waste in ways that most effectively protect human health and the environment. Best Practices
  • Community Engagement
    Community engagement is a critical component of successfully implementing new programs in a community. When residents and businesses understand the benefits of introducing new programs, projects, or practices into the community and the financial and community benefits that can result they are more inclined to participate and adjust. Best Practices

Building Management

Improve the safety, health, and productivity of building occupants, reduce liability, save taxpayer dollars, and increase property values through focus on Indoor Environmental Quality and sustainability initiatives. Building Management includes best practices for custodians, office managers, building managers, grounds keepers and building occupants.

  • Municipal Generated Solid Waste
    Reducing solid waste in municipal properties can lead to significant cost savings through more effective use of raw materials and decreased hauling and disposal fees. The most effective way to reduce waste is to create a Resource, Waste and Materials Management Plan using the results of a waste audit. Types of solid waste within a building include trash, recyclables, organics, e-waste, and hazardous waste. Best Practices
  • Community Generated Waste
    Reducing solid waste generated in the community can lead to significant cost savings through decreased hauling and disposal fees. The most effective way to reduce waste is through Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM), a comprehensive waste prevention, recycling, composting, and disposal program for communities. An effective ISWM system considers how to prevent, recycle, and manage solid waste in ways that most effectively protect human health and the environment. Best Practices
  • Community Engagement
    Community engagement is a critical component of successfully implementing new programs in a community. When residents and businesses understand the benefits of introducing new programs, projects, or practices into the community and the financial and community benefits that can result they are more inclined to participate and adjust. Best Practices
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The Waukesha County Green team received a grant from the Mosaic Momentum Initiative. This grant was awarded through the Mosaic environmental movement infrastructure grant slate, which is supporting 21 projects involving 91 organizations across 27 states working on clean air and water, a safe climate, and healthy and just communities.

Contact us to learn how you can start sustainable initiatives in your own community

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