TRUE Certification

The TRUE certification program helps facilities quantify their performance and find additional ways to improve their progress toward zero waste.

TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) is a zero waste certification program administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Its objective is to define, pursue and achieve zero waste goals, reducing carbon footprint and supporting public health, thus promoting the development of a circular economy.

TRUE encourages the reuse and recycling of materials. TRUE is a tool to help eliminate pollution in our air, water, and land that threatens public health and ecosystems.

What are the benefits of being TRUE Certified?

Reinvest resources locally
Adds value to your organization
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Cuts greenhouse gases
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Saves resources
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Reduces waste and pollution

TRUE encourages progress towards sustainable development, promoting positive forces for environmental and economic sustainability in the built environment. TRUE Certification protects the environment, reduces costs, and creates jobs, driving the development of a circular economy.

What type of projects can get TRUE certified?

oficinas comerciales
Commercial Offices
Corporate Offices
Instalaciones Educacionales
Educational Institutions
oficinas gubernamentales
Government Agencies
Instalaciones industriales
Industrial Facilities
Org sin fines de lucro
Non-profit Organizations

What are the TRUE Certification levels?

SUMAC can help you obtain any of the four levels of TRUE: