Language used in the 2011 Mela Building Deconstruction RFP

Sustainable practices simultaneously address environmental, economic and social equity factors, also referred to as the “triple bottom line”. The County seeks to establish and implement a project approach consistent with the triple bottom line that applies to the Mela Building Deconstruction. (20 of 35 points possible)

Submit the following:

(a) Describe your approach to salvaging and recycling all materials as much as possible.

(b) Describe the different types of waste materials anticipated on this project and your proposed means and methods for reuse, recycling and disposal that will support Multnomah County’s construction waste diversion goals. Include in your response references to how waste will be identified for reuse and recycling, typical methods of disposal by type of material, and recycling and waste management facilities that will be receiving the materials. Proposers may highlight key elements of a waste management plan that it utilized on a similar project. More information about construction waste recycling and waste management plans can be found at:

(c) How will your firm assure accurate reporting of recycling and disposal activities?

(d) Describe your approach to maximizing fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 and particulate matter (PM) emissions from the use of vehicles and other heavy equipment (on and off road). Include details such as average fleet fuel economy, use of emission control devices (DPF, DOC), ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) or biodiesel, and anti-idling policies.

CRITERION: Proposer describes salvage and recycling maximization; anticipated materials and means, and methods for waste diversion; accurate reporting methodology and fuel efficiency, and carbon emissions reduction, and related details.