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UC Berkeley business school facility pursues zero-waste certification

10.03.18

Chou Hall, which houses the Haas School of Business, opened in 2017.

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Chou Hall, a new facility for the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, is on track to become the first "TRUE Zero Waste" certified building in the University of California system.

The school says in a news release that to reach the zero-waste goal, it must divert at least 90 percent of Chou Hall’s waste. It would be the first business school facility in the United States to meet the goal.

The $60 million, 80,000-square-foot facility opened in 2017 and has been designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

Zero Waste Initiative volunteers can be found separating trash on a loading dock behind Chou Hall; students carry reusable mugs and water bottles, which can be replenished at filling stations, and compost and recycling bins have been placed on each floor.

Read the article here.