TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) is a certification program that measures, improves and recognizes zero waste performance. Administered by the US-based Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), it encourages adoption of sustainable resource management and waste reduction practices that contribute to positive environmental, health and economic outcomes.
The TRUE program enables organizations to understand how materials flow through their facilities. It helps them define their zero waste goals and identify redesign opportunities to ensure that all products are reused.
TRUE certified projects meet a minimum of 90% waste diversion. TRUE Zero Waste certification complements the LEED green building rating system.