The Zero Waste Design Guidelines address the crucial role that design plays in achieving New York City’s ambitious goal, outlined in OneNYC, to send zero waste to landfills by 2030. Created with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the guidelines are a collaboration by the AIANY Committee on the Environment; Kiss + Cathcart, Architects; ClosedLoops; the Foodprint Group; the NYC Department of Sanitation; and other organizations throughout New York City.
In conjunction with these zero waste initiatives, from June to October the AIANY has hosted a Zero Waste Challenge
with support from the Durst Organization. Architects, engineers and others within the industry (including the Center for Architecture itself) have applied design strategies from the Guidelines to their own workspaces, measured the results, and shared strategies to improve performance. Expert advice and resources have been provided by Think Zero, LLC, a zero waste consultant.
Come learn from the winners of the challenge—what worked, what didn’t, and how can we all learn to walk the talk!
Bridget Anderson, Deputy Commissioner Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Department of Sanitation
Clare Miflin, AIA, Author, Zero Waste Design Guidelines; Founder, ThinkWoven
Sarah Currie-Halpern, Co-Founder and Partner, Think Zero LLC
As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits. We encourage all participants to arrive on time to comply with this policy.
Center for Architecture and AIANY Committee on the Environment