BRE SMARTWaste online reporting platform
BRE is an independent, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, operating in the built environment and associated industries.
BRE SMARTWaste is a flexible, online-reporting platform for all company types across all sectors that can help manage and reduce waste outputs, impacts and costs. It is intended for clients, contractors, owners, operators and occupiers.
It can be used to prepare, implement and monitor site waste management plans (SWMP). SWMP’s describe how materials will be managed efficiently and disposed of legally during construction, explaining how the re-use and recycling of materials will be maximised. This involves estimating how much of each type of waste is likely to be produced and the proportion of this that will be re-used or recycled on site, or removed from the site for re-use, recycling, recovery or disposal.
SMARTWaste can help:
- Save time tracking and reporting against company sustainability targets.
- Compare regional and project performance.
- Give access to all project information in one place.
- Reduce waste, energy and water costs.
- Set and monitor targets to reduce site based impacts.
- Obtain BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes credits.
'SMARTWaste Commercial' allows organisations to monitor and manage waste streams across a portfolio of buildings.
Tailor-made international versions of SMARTWaste can be developed to suit the requirements of individual countries, taking into account legal requirements, best practice and local conditions.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- 2015 UK Industry Performance Report.
- BRE SMARTWaste John Muir release.
- Building Research Establishment.
- Circular economy.
- Code for sustainable homes.
- Environmental plan.
- How data can stop waste.
- Improving construction and demolition waste data.
- Landfill tax.
- Site Waste Management Plan.
- Site Waste Management Plans - A Necessary Burden.
- Waste management plan for England.
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