SMARTWaste Plan helps improve performance

BRE has published an overview of its SMARTWaste Plan site waste management tool in a new report called Saving money, resources and carbon through SMARTWaste. The report has been published to coincide with the relaunch of the SMARTWaste website, and includes information on the smartER feature for improved environmental performance.

“Since SMARTWaste Plan was introduced in 2008, data on over 8000 completed construction projects have been collected, and this information has been used to produce a range of benchmarks and performance indicators,” said Margaret Blackwell, one of the authors of the report.

The report provides detailed performance indicators of waste for both new-build and refurbishment projects. These performance indicators will be of interest to clients, contractors and planners, and information is provided on how the data can be used. The report also provides case studies showing how the tool can be used to provide an overall view of all company projects.

Co-author, Katherine Adams, said: “SMARTWaste Plan is easy to use, meets the requirements of the Site Waste Management Plans Regulations 2008, provides benchmarks to drive improvements in performance and cost savings, and can be tailored to the requirements of each company.”

SMARTWaste Plan is a free online software tool designed by BRE and is available via the website. The smartER add-on allows users to measure energy and water use on site as well as the procurement of certified timber.

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