How to Prepare and Apply For TRUE Zero Waste Certification

November 15, 2022

1:00 pm


How to Prepare and Apply For TRUE Zero Waste Certification

Join us for this exclusive America Recycles Day webinar brought to you by USGBC-LA & All About Waste!


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About this event

Interested in engaging in the TRUE program for zero waste, but don’t know how to get started? This course will describe how to get ready for and apply to TRUE, including tips and tricks from TRUE experts.


Students Will Learn:

  • The first steps to take, in your TRUE and zero waste journey
  • How to utilize the TRUE precertification pathway
  • How to complete the TRUE application form
  • Required documentation, and more.


Gain insider knowledge from the webinar leaders which include former TRUE staff and industry-leading TRUE consultants.

This event is in partnership with Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains


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Meet the Presenters


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Denise Braun

Denise has over seventeen years of experience in the sustainability field, starting in Brazil and then moving to the United States. She is the founder and principal of All About Waste – a woman and minority-owned sustainability and zero waste consulting firm based in Los Angeles, CA.


Denise and her team provide a diverse range of services including solid waste data collection and analysis, circular strategic frameworks, green building certifications, zero waste programs and certification, training/educational workshops, and community outreach. She has worked in various capacities on over 150 LEED-certified projects, many of which have achieved the highest level of certification with no clarifications. Denise is currently working on several zero-waste and wellness projects.


She worked on the first TRUE-certified zero waste high-rise commercial building in the world. Denise has been responsible for over 30 million square feet of waste audits and has developed and analyzed technical waste management solutions for a large variety of building types. Denise has presented at numerous lectures, workshops, and conferences, including the annual Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo, Net Zero Conference, the Living Building Collaborative Zero Waste Forum and the GreenBuild Conference & Expo. She currently has several accreditation and expertise such as: LEED AP, WELL AP, ENV SP, TRUE Advisor, Fitwel Ambassador and sustainable supply chain. She also is sitting as a Board of Director at USGBC-LA.


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Emily DeCremer

Emily has over 15 years of experience in sustainable resource management and zero waste ranging from managing waste diversion programs to training and education. More recently she was the Program Manager of TRUE, a zero waste certification program at USGBC/GBCI for facilities and professionals. With TRUE she managed the day-to-day operations and ongoing evolution of the certification, reviews TRUE certification applications, creates and teach professional credential courses, and creates other educational content. In her time as Program Manager, Emily worked with many Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and government agencies on zero waste. In addition to All About Waste, Emily continues to support the TRUE program as a contractor and is an environmental studies instructor at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA.


Emily is a certified Sustainable Resource Management Professional and TRUE Advisor and holds a BA from the University of California, Merced where she was part of the 1st 4 year class of pioneering students. During her time at UC Merced, she helped to build and manage on-site diversion programs for the University as the Student Recycling Coordinator.


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