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RESET® Waste Projects

RESET Waste standardizes the continuous monitoring requirements of the waste generated and collected in built environments.

Track and understand the lifecycle input and output of waste; where and how much it is generated and consumed.

1. RESET Waste - A better way to track waste

There is no easy way to track waste.

Traditionally, we use manual labor to weigh everything, but this is not efficient, reliable, nor consistent.

We propose a better way to track waste with technology.

Smarter Waste Bins

Leveraging bins with smart scales and IoT technology, we can monitor data and track the amount of waste that is generated in each space.

Categorization for Recycling

Designate your categorization to track the different types of waste generated in your space for better recycling.

For more benefits, please go to RESET Project Benefits.

2. How RESET Waste Works

RESET Waste is designed to prioritize on-going results with a focus on the operational phase of the built environment. In the case of RESET Waste, circularity consumption data is required to be continuously gathered through circularity monitors that measure the following parameters:

  • Total Waste Generation (kg)
  • Subset Waste Generation (kg)

RESET Waste employs a non-prescriptive approach for certification. Given the wide variety of space types occurring in the built environment and myriad ways occupants use these spaces, project teams must define and defend their calculation methodologies based on the individual project.

RESET can be applied to new or existing project typologies.

Below are summaries of the project accreditation requirements for the two project typologies:

Commercial Interiors (CI)

RESET Waste for Commercial Interiors targets a section of the interior space and is a typology tailored for tenants or a partial owner of an indoor space.

Core & Shell (CS)

RESET Waste for Core & Shell targets the entire building and is a typology tailored for landlords and developers.

By separating Commercial Interiors and Core & Shell, RESET Waste helps owners, operators, and tenants achieve healthy performance targets by clearly defining and communicating their respective roles and responsibilities.

At a Glance

RESET Waste for Commercial Interiors (CI) targets a section of the interior space and is a typology tailored for tenants or a partial owner of an indoor space.

Monitoring Requirements

  1. Minimum of one primary waste collection bin digitally monitored.
  2. Additional score for waste separation into multiple bins.
  3. Use of accredited hardware & software platforms.

Performance Requirements

RESET Waste uses the first year of data to set a baseline for the project. There are no hard requirements for performance. Instead, it is benchmarked against other RESET Waste projects.

Communication & Education

Performance results available to long-term project occupants on an ongoing basis.

3. Implementation and Considerations

Getting started with RESET Waste is very easy, low commitment, and low cost because it is only targeting data and continuous monitoring, not the solutions.

With the data, you will be able to find the best and most cost effective solution for your situation.

The list shows the basic steps of how to implement for RESET Waste.

  1. Select Project Typology
  2. Select and Source Data Provider and Monitors
  3. Plan and Define Monitor Installation Locations
  4. Network Solution & Set-Up
  5. Monitor Installation
  6. Connect to the Cloud
  7. RESET Waste Audit and Accreditation

4. Accreditation Process

The RESET Waste Standard establishes waste monitoring requirements, so simply leveraging the standard is a good way to get started. RESET also provides third-party project accreditation and certification services, so if a project wants to achieve certification status, it is possible to do so.

RESET Waste Audits

There are three parts to the RESET Waste Audits:

  1. RESET Waste Documentation Audit

    A one-time paper audit to confirm that the implementation fulfills all of the RESET requirements.

  2. RESET Waste Site Audit

    A one-time physical or virtual audit to confirm that the implementation is according to what was written in the Documentation Audit.

  3. RESET Waste Data Audit

    A continuous data audit that verifies that the project is being continuously monitored and whether or not it is achieving performance targets.

For more details on certification, please check out RESET Waste Project Accreditation Process.

Project Accreditation Statuses

Projects that leverage the RESET Standard can be accredited or certified by RESET. Accreditation and statuses are applied to each of the RESET Standards separately per project.

  1. RESET Pre-Accredited

    Awarded to projects, mainly in the design phase, that pass the documentation audits.

  2. RESET Accredited

    Awarded to projects that are continuous monitoring according to the RESET Standard.

  3. RESET Certified (not available for Waste yet)

    Awarded to projects that have achieved the performance requirements.

Click here to learn more about Project Statuses.