College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Scott Kelting, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This study is a combination of research from previous studies as well as interview to evaluate the effects of the various sustainable systems and rating systems, how they are working to improve waste management, and how this has plays into the current and future practices of construction. Construction and demolition (C&D) waste is one of the largest waste flows in the world, reaching 30–40% of the total solid waste because of the large-scale construction and demolition activities resulting from accelerated urbanization and city rebuilding (Islam, 2019). To evaluate the difference between LEED certified construction in comparison to non-LEED certified construction, we can better understand the different approaches to waste management strategies and their overall impact to the project and the overall environment. This project paired with Balfour Beatty Construction in San Diego, California to analyze two different projects, one LEED certified and the other non-certified. A research case study was performed to analyze the different approach to waste management strategies, and it was found that the LEED certified buildings ultimately have more substantial and significant waste management practices and are more beneficial impact to the environment compared to those of non-LEED certified buildings.

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