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Event: TRUE (Total Resource Use Efficiency) – Presented by Central Plains USGBC and the Green Business Network

April 10, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

On April 10, join us as we take a first look at one of USGBC’s newest Market Transformation Tools: TRUE (Total Resource Use Efficiency).

The TRUE Zero Waste certification system enables facilities to define, pursue and achieve their zero waste goals, cutting their carbon footprint and supporting public health.

TRUE is a whole systems approach aimed at changing how materials flow through society, resulting in no waste. TRUE encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused and promotes processes that consider the entire lifecycle of products used within a facility. With TRUE, your facility can demonstrate to the world what you’re doing to minimize your waste output!

Please join us to see how TRUE Zero Waste certification works for facilities, and learn what it takes to become a TRUE Advisor. TRUE does not require big financial investments. TRUE implementation can be as simple as transforming trash bins into recycling bins and fostering a zero waste culture.


This will be an in-person lecture in Milwaukee with a LIVE broadcast we will view remotely together in Kansas City. Lunch will be provided.

Following the presentation will be a brief introduction to the kick off for the USGBC West North Central TRUE Collaborative group.

This program qualifies for 1 GBCI CEU and 1 AIA LU | HSW


Daniel Hartsig, LEED AP BD+C, O+M is Director of Project Management with WasteCap Resource Solutions. Hartsig received his Bachelor and Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago where his studies focused on sustainable design and international architecture. He began his career at A. Epstein and Sons where he formed a green team and pushed for the firm to pursue LEED® certification projects.

Prior to joining WasteCap, Hartsig worked at Transwestern as the manager of new construction. There, he served as an owner’s advocate, project manager and technical advisor, guiding project teams through certification under the WELL Building Standard® (WELL) and LEED.

Driven by WasteCap’s mission and story, Hartsig now serves as a strategy leader guiding small businesses, large organizations and even cities overcome the challenges associated with attaining zero waste goals.
“People think of recycling as a zeitgeist of the nineties, but the reality is we have a long way to go to zero waste,” said Hartsig. “There’s a lot of opportunity within this field. Even small changes can have a substantial impact.”

WasteCap Resource Solutions, Inc. is an industry supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides waste reduction and recycling assistance to businesses. WasteCap assists and encourages organizations to effectively drive costs out of their operations through improved solid waste management practices.

Lunch will be provided.

$10 USGBC and/or Bridging the Gap Green Business Network Members | $20 Non-members


April 10, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Faultless Starch Event Space
1009 W 8th Street
Kansas City, MO 64101 United States
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