Gold Rush Chapter April Webinar - Construction and Demolition

April 09, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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construction and demolition

CALGreen Code maintains the standard that 65% of construction and demolition (C&D) debris must be diverted from most job sites in California, but does not have requirements on facility diversion performance. Hear from two jurisdictions on how they address diversion of C&D waste.

The Sacramento Regional Solid Waste Authority developed a Certification program for mixed C&D sorting facilities that has served as a model for the region and has attracted attention nationwide. The presentation will cover their program development, structure, and performance; protocols and measures for maintaining certification; and how facility certification can be utilized to align existing C&D programs with SB 1383 amendments to Title 27. 

City of Palo Alto has a Zero Waste Goal to reach 95% diversion by 2030, to achieve that, waste generated from C&D projects must be addressed and better managed. The City of Palo Alto adopted a Deconstruction and Construction Materials Management Ordinance in 2019, this is the first deconstruction ordinance in the nation that targets both commercial and residential whole structure removal projects. This presentation will cover the ordinance development and requirements; building permitting and inspection in collaboration with Planning & Development Service; and the compliance review process for deconstruction projects.

Topics and Speakers Include

Mixed C&D Sorting Facility Performance Standards: Navigating Between Title 24 (CalGreen Standards) and Title 27 (SB 1383 Organics Standards) (Sacramento County Department of Waste Management and Recycling - Dave Ghirardelli)

City of Palo Alto's Deconstruction and Construction Materials Management Ordinance (City of Palo Alto - Maybo AuYeung) 

Dave Ghirardelli first became a member of SWANA in 1998. He has worked in the solid waste management industry for 30 years, in both the public and private sector. He has piloted innovative projects and established numerous programs in both North Carolina and California. He lives in Sacramento and in Valley Springs with his two sons and in his spare time he grows winegrapes. He serves on the Gold Rush Chapter BOD.


Maybo AuYeung has 10 years of experience in the Zero Waste and Sustainability industry. She is the Environmental Program Manager with Zero Waste Palo Alto, currently overseeing the Deconstruction Ordinance implementation and administering Palo Alto's waste collection contract. Prior to that, she managed the budget for the Environmental Services Division, supporting the Refuse fund, Stormwater Management fund, and Wastewater Treatment fund for Palo Alto Public Works. She also held multiple positions with hands on outreach experiences at local government, waste hauler, and non-profits.


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