“Renewable energy resource” means a solar electric, solar thermal, wind, hydropower, geothermal, or ocean current or wave energy resource; a biomass resource, including agricultural waste, animal waste, wood waste, spent pulping liquors, combustible residues, combustible liquids, combustible gases, energy crops, or landfill methane; waste heat derived from a renewable energy resource and used to produce electricity or useful, measurable thermal energy at a retail electric customer's facility; or hydrogen derived from a renewable energy resource.
“Renewable energy resource” does not include peat, a fossil fuel, or nuclear energy resource.
Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. Green building is also known as a sustainable or high performance building.
‘‘Postconsumer material’’ means a material or finished product that has served its intended use and has been discarded for disposal or recovery, having completed its life as a consumer item. ‘‘Postconsumer material’ ’is a part of the broader category of ‘‘recovered material.’’
‘‘Recovered materials’’ means waste materials and by-products that have been recovered or diverted from solid waste, but such term does not include those materials and by-products generated from, and commonly reused within, an original manufacturing process (42 U.S.C. 6903 (19)).
‘‘Recyclability’’ means the ability of a product or material tube recovered from, or otherwise diverted from, the solid waste stream forth purpose of recycling.
‘‘Recycling’’ means the series of activities, including collection, separation, and processing, by which products or other materials are recovered from the solid waste stream for use in the form of raw materials in the manufacture of new products other than fuel for producing heat or power by combustion.
“Waste reduction’’ means preventing or decreasing the amount of waste being generated through waste prevention, recycling, or purchasing Recycled and environmentally preferable products.
Including capital costs, installation costs, operating costs, maintenance costs, and disposal costs discounted over the lifetime of the product.