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America Recycles Day TRUE Zero Waste Precertification Training

November 15, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join USGBC-LA for a special America Recycles Day Training opportunity!


TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) is a comprehensive certification program recognizing facilities for minimizing resource consumption, preventing waste, and redesigning material life cycles so that all residual materials are reused in a closed loop. TRUE was developed as a leadership standard to recognize sites that have defined and achieved their zero waste goals, making positive impacts on people, the environment, and the economy locally and globally. However, leadership is not confined to those that have reached zero waste. Leadership is taking the first step, and all the steps that follow.


TRUE zero waste Pre-certification Path:

TRUE pre-certification recognizes projects which have implemented the fundamental actions and policies needed to effectively pursue zero waste and have demonstrated a commitment to achieving TRUE certification. As such, pre-certification is available to all projects regardless of the level of diversion performance that has been achieved.

It is an optional, incremental pathway to formal certification that prioritizes the core actions essential to getting a successful start: auditing, analyzing, and aspiring to zero waste. As pre-certification is an optional step and is not required for TRUE certification, project teams may choose to skip pre-certification and pursue TRUE certification directly, if they are ready. The information outlined below offers details on the requirements and how to achieve pre-certification using the TRUE rating system.



  • Learn trends on the zero waste and circular economy solutions
  • Understand how you can start with TRUE zero waste pre-certification path in your facility
  • Comprehend the importance of the TRUE minimum program requirements (prerequisites)
  • Understand the importance of a zero waste audit


Take Aways

  • Create your own path to pre-certification
  • Volunteer facility to follow through the process
  • Opportunity to become a TRUE Advisor