1.4 : Environmental Data




1.4.13 "Typical" Construction Waste Estimated for a 2,000-Square-Foot Home (1)
Material Weight (pounds) Volume (cu. yd.) (2)
Solid Sawn Wood 1,600 20% 6
Engineered Wood 1,400 18% 5
Drywall 2,000 25% 6
Cardboard (OCC) 600 8% 20
Metals 150 2% 1
Vinyl (PVC) (3) 150 2% 1
Masonry (4) 1,000 13% 1
Hazardous Materials 50 1% -
Other 1,050 13% 11
Total (5) 8,000 100% 50
Note(s): 1) See Table 2.2.7 for materials used in the construction of a new single-family home. 2) Volumes are highly variable due to compressibility and captured air space in waste materials. 3) Assuming 3 sides of exterior clad in vinyl siding. 4) Assuming a brick veneer on home's front facade. 5) Due to rounding, sum does not add up to total.









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Sources:

NAHB's Internet web site, www.nahb.org, Residential Construction Waste: From Disposal to Management, Oct. 1996