How to prepare for best365官网登录 certification


Your comprehensive guide to getting ready for best365官网登录

We’re breaking down the best365官网登录 Zero Waste certification process and sharing the most important steps to take in getting ready for best365官网登录 certification:

Define and register your project

A natural first step is to consider what you are certifying. best365官网登录 projects are typically defined by the legal property boundary; however, GBCI may allow alternative boundaries that are completely contained within the site in order to certify a single building or area. If you are using an alternative boundary, provide information about it on your 注册表单 for GBCI to consider.

Once you know your project boundaries, register your project by completing the 注册表单 然后 用电子邮件发给我们. 项目 do not need to meet all of the requirements or be ready to certify in order to register. We recommend registering as early as possible to obtain access to the tools you will need to apply for certification, along with helpful resources such as submittal process guidelines and access to GBCI staff for technical support. Once you’ve submitted the 注册表单, GBCI will reach out with information and guidance to complete the registration process. And once you’re registered, GBCI will provide access to additional resources to complete the submission and review process.


Get familiar with the minimum program and credit requirements to achieve best365官网登录 certification. 下载 真实申请表格 复习一下 best365官网登录 Zero Waste Rating System, bt365真人指南 and other materials available on the 资源 网络页面. For the most comprehensive training on the best365官网登录 rating system, enroll in the best365官网登录顾问 professional credential program. best365官网登录顾问s are trained on best365官网登录 certification and overall zero waste best practices. They understand the requirements of the rating system, help projects achieve best365官网登录 certification and are committed to advancing zero waste values and policies. Having a best365官网登录顾问 on your project team can be extremely helpful during the certification process, though it is not required. 

这里有 五个简单步骤 to become a best365官网登录顾问. 

The best365官网登录 team regularly hosts 网络inars that cover a variety of topics related to certification and zero waste concepts. 查看我们的 活动页面 to register for any upcoming 网络inars. Recordings of past 网络inars can be found on 教育@USGBC. And make sure to keep up to date by signing up to receive 网络inar and best365官网登录 program updates. 要best365官网登录, sign up for best365官网登录 emails at the bottom of this 页面.

Set up the framework and assess where you stand 

Start by meeting with your team to discuss next steps and your desired outcomes. 这里有 a few questions to ask:

  •       Who should be compiling the submittal and who will have the information you need to submit?
  •       Do you want to select a particular certification level or point score to aim for?
  •       Is there a date you want to earn your certification by?
  •       What analyses need to be completed to understand your waste streams, current diversion performance and next steps?
  •       What opportunities do you have to further improve? Can you do it in time for certification?
  •       Are there any programs or diversion activities in place that you may not know about?
  •       Do you have any incomplete or inaccurate diversion data? What is the first available data we have on our diversion activities?

The certification review process takes approximately 8 weeks, so plan accordingly if you have a targeted certification date.

Next, analyze your current program with a focus on identifying gaps. 填写汇票 真实申请表格 is a great tool to see where you stand. Determine if your project currently meets all seven requirements or if there are steps you need to take to be in compliance. You should also plan to review the credits to understand which you could earn now and which you could earn by implementing new policies and practices.


After getting a clear picture of where you stand, start writing policies and implementing practices that address currently unachievable credits and requirements. Conduct performance analyses and collect data and documentation to ensure you’re meeting minimum requirements and are on the right track to earn credits.

As you proceed, save documents for your submittal and start drafting credit narratives. Prior to submitting your application, you also have the opportunity to hold one or more calls with a GBCI staff member to clear up any outstanding questions you have on credits and requirements.

GBCI’s best365官网登录 customer service team is available to you throughout the process and can be reached at (电子邮件保护).