Effective January 1, 2017, the California Green Building Standards Code (CALGREEN) has updated their Waste Management Plan Requirements for construction and demolition projects including the required diversion rates and triggers for “covered projects”. Effective January 8, 2018, the City of Lafayette adopted modifications to the CALGREEN Waste Management Plan Requirements, as listed below.
What is the required diversion rate?
CALGREEN has a goal to divert 65-percent of all construction and demolition debris from the landfill.
What is a “covered project”?
- Residential: All newly constructed buildings, all demolition-only projects, all projects that increase conditioned area, volume, or size, all projects where the addition or alteration is 1,000 sq. ft. or larger, and/or all projects where the project valuation is $50,000 or greater, with the exception of re-roof-only projects.
- Non-Residential: All projects.
*Please note that residential re-roofs no longer require a Waste Management Plan. If you have a residential re-roof project, you no longer have to get stamps from the City of Lafayette Planning Department. You can go directly to the Contra Costa County Building Inspection Department to pull your building permit.
Waste Management Plan
Applicants with "covered projects" are required to submit a Waste Management Plan to the Planning & Building Department online using Green Halo Systems. Review the Waste Management Plan instructions for more details on how-to submit a WMP to the City.
What is Green Halo Systems?
Green Halo is a free web-based service for waste diversion and recycling tracking. Through Green Halo, applicants can establish, monitor, and document their waste management plan and compliance online. Green Halo tracks the City's construction and demolition debris diversion rate from the landfill and carbon footprint savings.