One compactor holds approximately 5 tons of mixed paper, so what is stored in the compactor then processed saves 35,000 gallons of water and 21,000 kwh of electricity.

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LEED®, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an independent, third-party certification program that verifies a building was designed and built using sustainable and environmentally sound practices, technologies and materials.

Both existing buildings and new construction alike can achieve LEED® certification. With LEED® Green Associates on staff, Balcones Resources is equipped to help you navigate the sometimes confusing LEED® certification process. We'll help determine your diversion rate and conduct your required waste audit according to LEED® standards.

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