Build less. For more people. Design Circular.

Build less. For more people. Design Circular.

Clare Miflin’s article in the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment Newsletter is inspired by Michael Pollan’s seven word maxim for healthy eating: Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly Plants. Build less: reuse and repurpose existing buildings; right-size the building; consider sharing spaces within a district. For more people: design and program a building so that most
Maximizing the Benefits of Commercial Waste Policy

Maximizing the Benefits of Commercial Waste Policy

Benjamin Miller’s in depth article in Environmental Law in New York explains how the design of the commercial waste zoning system can be crafted to maximize benefits for the environment, businesses and haulers.
Designing for Zero Waste Districts

Designing for Zero Waste Districts

District-scale solutions are often the most effective way of achieving zero waste and improving the quality of the public realm. In this session the team that led the development of the Zero Waste Design Guidelines share best practice strategies and case studies for waste management from e-waste to food waste. Learn the multiple benefits from
Waste Dive’s insight into NYC Commercial Waste Zoning proposals

Waste Dive’s insight into NYC Commercial Waste Zoning proposals

Read Cole Rosengren’s deep dive into Who comes out on top if New York passes commercial waste zones? incorporating history and policy ideas from Benjamin Miller.
Hong Kong Design Trust Grant

Hong Kong Design Trust Grant

The Center for Zero Waste Design has been awarded a grant by the Hong Kong Design Trust for its project Zero Waste Design Guidelines for High Density Cities. This will take the Guidelines to Hong Kong and Singapore, for panel discussions and thinktanks, and we will return to the Center for Architecture to present the
Benjamin Miller testifies on Intro 1574 Commercial Waste Zones at NYC Council Hearing

Benjamin Miller testifies on Intro 1574 Commercial Waste Zones at NYC Council Hearing

Benjamin Miller outlines modifications to the commercial waste system to address critical problems and aid the implementation of strategies outlined in the Zero Waste Design Guidelines. An integrated system design could solve multiple issues with the current system, including transfer station siting, increasing processing capacity, improving collection infrastructure and operations, incentivizing waste diversion and reducing