Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.13
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date July 11, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Bowdoin College
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.92 / 1.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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Amount of construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered :
1,936 Tons

Amount of construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
173 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:

Both of Bowdoin's two most recent major LEED certified construction projects (completed in January 2009 and September 2009) diverted over 75% of their construction waste from the landfill. One of the two projects received an innovation point for diverting over 95% of its waste.
All demolition projects on campus are handled by a professional who sends material to a local demolition recycling center where materials are divided into categories such as treated and untreated wood; asphalt shingles; concrete and brick; metal; insulation; wire; glass; carpet; sheetrock; cardboard; and corrugated container board.


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