National Green Building Standard includes garbage disposals

RACINE, WIS. – InSinkErator has been recognized by the National Association of Home Builders for the role disposers play as part of an environmentally responsible home waste management system

RACINE, WIS. – InSinkErator has been recognized by the National Association of Home Builders for the role disposers play as part of an environmentally responsible home waste management system.

The installation of disposers will now contribute one point towards a building’s achievement of the organization’s National Green Building Standard certification, the nation's first American National Standards Institute approved residential green building rating system. There are a minimum number of points required for each of the seven guiding principles, at various levels, to ensure that all aspects of green building are addressed when constructing an environmentally friendly building. The standard defines what green practices can be incorporated into residential development and construction, and how homeowners can operate and maintain green homes.

“The decision to assign one certification point to builders for installing disposers signifies an important step in educating builders and consumers – nationally and internationally – that food waste disposers play a beneficial role in environmental responsibility,” said David MacNair, vice president of marketing at InSinkErator. “It’s a very rewarding accomplishment for us, and we’re very excited to be associated with the Green Building Standard.”