Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

American University
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.89 / 1.00 Emily Curley
Sustainability Coordinator
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Amount of construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered :
807,269.48 Tons

Amount of construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
98,247 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contribute to the diversion rate for construction and demolition waste:

The University has a green building policy to achieve at least LEED silver design and construction standards in all new construction.

In building the new School of International Service (LEED Gold) the construction waste was monitored from the beginning of the project and carefully collected and sorted each step of the way. Whiting-Turner submitted monthly reports in the beginning and then quarterly reports as the construction waste lessened. It was a priority with them and with American University.

Michael Purcell
Assistant University Architect

Includes SIS building construction debris, window recycling, and furniture reuse/recycling during calendar year 2010.

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