Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.17
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

American University
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.86 / 1.00 Hannah Moskowitz
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
107.10 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
17.42 Tons

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
86.01

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

The University has a green building policy and a zero waste to landfill and incineration policy. All small renovations and maintenance done by university facilities fall under the 139.16 tons of C&D waste reported here. Examples include ceiling tiles, electronic light ballasts, scrap wood. 57.03 of the 139.16 tons of ongoing C&D waste was scrap metal that was recycled.


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