Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.18
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date May 9, 2016
Executive Letter Download

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California State University, Sacramento
OP-24: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.70 / 1.00 Joey Martinez
Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management—Sustainability
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
134.73 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
58.59 Tons

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:

1. Planning derives it program policies in regards to waste diversion from the CSU Chancellor's office Executive Order (EO) 987 which states, among other things, that sustainable practices, materials, and other considerations be made in the design, construction and operation of buildings and other structures on CSU campuses. While this EO primarily indicates consideration of measures to conserve water and energy, it also expressly indicates that materials and equipment with longlife cycles should be used as well as sustainable building products.
2. Additionally, Planning includes in its general packets for campus builds verbiage entitled "Construction and Demolition Materials Recycling Requirements". This verbiage includes, but is not limited to the following:
--The requirements of waste diversion as outlined by California Assembly Bill 75 to include a mandatory 50% reduction of source materials sent to California landfills.
--It requires that any projects designed with the intentions of obtaining a LEED certification must submit, as part of its proposal, documentation of compliance with "Materials and Resource Credit 2.1" and "Materials or Resources Credit 2.2 Construction Waste Management".
--A contractor must include in a proposal a "Contractor's Construction Waste and Recycling Plan" prior to commencement of work.
--A contractor must complete and submit quantitative reports for construction waste materials as a condition of "the approval of the third progress payment."
3. Planning has committed to strive to obtain an equivalent of LEED Gold status or higher for all future projects thus ensuring all previous department project conditions for LEED projects are met in addition to all applicable LEED Gold options chosen for the projects in question.


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