All About Waste Bio

All About Waste is an international sustainability consulting and project management firm. We implement comprehensive recycling and solid waste management programs and create innovative upstream solutions for our clients throughout North and South America.

Founded in 2010,  All About Waste specializes in performing waste audits for an array of clients, including residential and commercial buildings, stadiums, banks, offices, shopping centers, warehouses, hospitals and hotels.

All waste audits are LEED Compliant, and offer an in-depth, objective analysis of our client’s waste stream. We examine the data, provide a report indicating a client’s strong points and areas for improvement, and help to implement simple solutions. These solutions not only reduce our client’s waste and overall environmental impact, but increase savings in the process.

In addition to waste audits, our team has over 15 years of experience providing LEED, WELL, and FITWEL certifications, with staggering efficiency and success rates.  With this knowledge, we can also provide assistance with sustainable education program development and implementation, Zero Waste events, workshops for construction teams, and implementation of sustainable purchasing and best management practices. We have presented at numerous lectures and workshops, and are currently working with waste management professionals to develop zero waste policies and procedures for building operations.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” - Benjamin Franklin

Our Business Certifications

WOSB- Woman Owned Small Business
EDWOSB - Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business
SB - California Small Business
SLB - Los Angeles Small Local Business

SBE Proprietary - Small Business Enterprise Proprietary
SBE City of LA - Los Angeles Small Business Enterprise
EBE - Emerging Business Enterprise
VSBE Harbor - Very Small Business Enterprise


Meet The Team

DENISE BRAUN

As Founder and Principal of All About Waste, Denise brings with her over 15 years of experience with the sustainable building in Brazil and the United States– having participated in over 120 LEED certified projects. She has worked on several high quality LEED Platinum projects with 100% approval rates from GBCI, requiring no further revisions upon initial documentation.

Denise has developed, analyzed and implemented technical waste management solutions with a diverse range of enterprises, She has produced proficient strategies for documentation and training, and is dedicated to corporate social responsibility and innovative solid waste solutions through smart design.

Denise has presented at lectures, workshops, and conferences — including the annual Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo. She earned her diploma with distinction from UCLA-Extension in Global Sustainability and has been involved with social projects since 2001. As part of the Living Building Challenge Los Angeles Collaborative steering committee, she is responsible for the Zero Waste Forum in Los Angeles.

Read on for more about how it all began.

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  • Practical solutions for maximizing efficiency, and reducing costs/environmental impact

  • Certifications: LEED AP, TRUE Advisor, WELL AP, FITWEL Ambassador, ENV SP, LBC Ambassador

 

LUCAS ALLEN

Lucas works as a Sustainability Consultant for All About Waste. A recent UC Santa Barbara graduate in Environmental Studies, he is passionate about finding smart solutions to mitigate human impacts on the planet using the potential of green building. At All About Waste, Lucas has analyzed waste stream production in commercial office buildings and developed waste management strategies to help them lower their waste impact. He has also assisted with the project management of various LEED and WELL Projects, ensuring that project teams can meet or exceed desired goals for their projects. He is a LEED AP, TRUE Advisor, and Fitwel Ambassador, and aims to use his experience with smart and sustainable design to help buildings and companies improve upon their triple bottom line.

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  • Implementing new technologies and making zero waste solutions more accessible

  • Certifications: LEED AP BD+C, TRUE Advisor, FITWEL Ambassador

 

 

STEPH WHYTE

Steph is a Sustainability Consultant at All About Waste. She has several years of experience in plastic pollution research and education worldwide, and has implemented school programs surrounding waste to over 5,000 youth. She is committed to providing transparency between businesses and individuals, and opportunities for diverse communities to support themselves using waste free methodologies.

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  • Using sustainable building as an example of urban resilience for educational programs in schools to drive understanding and positive impact.

  • Certifications: TRUE Advisor

 

VITOR TAKASU

Vitor is a Sustainability Consultant at All About Waste. He has been interested in the economics of climate change since working with the sustainability sector of Itaú Unibanco, one of the few South American banks listed in the DOW Jones Index. He is currently studying Environmental Sciences at UCLA, and co-founded the Corporate Sustainability Club at the university.

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  • Finding parallels between environmental and costs savings to enhance corporate sustainability

 

VALEREE CATANGAY

Valeree is a Sustainability Consultant for All About Waste. She assists in LEED and WELL projects, creates engaging infographics, and supports the development of waste audit reports and waste management plans. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s in Environmental Science at UCLA. She intends to help cities attain their zero waste and sustainability goals.

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  • Using graphic mediums to raise awareness about sustainable solutions

  • Certifications: LEED Green Associate, TRUE Advisor