Category: Zero Waste Design Guidelines

EO5 Closing the Recycling Loop. From Sidewalk Labs. Simple as it may seem, recycling properly is really hard — and our misguided attempts are actually harming the planet more than helping. But what if we could know, instantly, if we’re recycling correctly? What if we were “nudged” to recycle better? Or reuse more? In this […]

A zero-waste city is possible. This video taps into expertise that will show you how and where to start. Andrew Blum, journalist and independent curator of “Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City” at the Center for Architecture, speaks to the leaders in zero waste to discuss NYC’s ambitious goal to send zero waste […]

The Zero Waste Design Guidelines is a multidisciplinary book that explores in-depth how to best handle waste on the building and urban scale. From Metropolis Magazine. “Waste is a design flaw,” announces Zero Waste Design Guidelines, a recently-unveiled book produced by AIA New York (AIANY). The book–much in the vein of the 2010 Active Design Guidelines, which AIANY also helped produce–aims to […]

If we can reduce waste here, we can do it anywhere. From Building Green. Waste is a design flaw. That’s the thinking behind the Zero Waste Design Guidelines, recently issued by the NYC chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The guidelines recommend a set of best practices for designing buildings, streets, and neighborhoods to reduce the […]

Opinion piece by Clare Miflin in Crain’s Business NYC. Every day, 24,000 tons of waste leaves New York City. A third of it is traditional recycling material—metal, plastic, glass, cardboard and paper—roughly half of which gets recycled. Another third is organic waste, but only about 1% gets separated; the bulk of it is transported to landfills an […]

A team of architects and planners has set out to prove that heaps of waste aren’t an immutable part of a city’s topography. From City Lab. New York City is an island of imported goods. The city’s main export, though, is trash. The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) heaves more than 12,000 tons of waste each day; […]

Architects—even those who don’t call themselves super-green—by now are obliged to design buildings that conserve energy and water. But do they expect to create structures that allow occupants to better manage and reduce the waste they produce? Not so much. Nevertheless, that is what a number of zero waste champions say is needed. From Architectural […]