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Royal Waste Partners with JFK International Airport to Achieve LEED Certification

JFK IAT at Terminal 4 teamed up with Royal Waste Services, Inc., for help in achieving their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) goals.

LEED is a rating system created by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to determine the overall environmental performance of a building. The USGBC’s mission is “to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.”

How Royal Waste Improved the Waste Diversion Program at JFK Terminal 4

To that end, Royal Waste worked with the folks at JFKIAT to build a waste diversion program to improve their LEED scores. With Royal’s assistance, we helped bring the TTD waste diversion rate at JFK Terminal 4 from below 10% to now above 50%. JFK International Airport now has the first air terminal in the U.S. to be awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings.

It took two years of hard work to implement initiatives that now divert 6,226,640 million pounds of recyclables from trash yearly and save 50 tons of paper waste from bathroom towels.

Royal Waste is committed to recycling innovation, sustainability progress and minimizing environmental impact.  We support and empower businesses to make their own contributions to improving and minimizing their environmental impact and footprint. We know that far greater impact can be realized by partnering with businesses for this shared opportunity to pursue a better world.

Learn how Royal Waste can help you achieve your LEED, waste diversion and waste management goals. Contact us today.

(L-R) Micheal Reali, Royal Waste Services; Gert-Jan de Graaff, President and CEO JFKIAT; Joe Morra, Royal Waste Services; Sharon Murray, Facilities Manager JFKIAT.


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