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Liaison Barbara Kviz
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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Carnegie Mellon University
OP-24: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Janice Held
Project Manager
Campus Design and Facility Management
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
200 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
350 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:

New Buildings or renovations over 2 million dollars are required to achieve LEED Silver status, and typically the university achieves a 90 – 95% diversion percentage for these projects. The University does encourage waste diversion on smaller projects, and achieves a 20 - 40% diversion due to recycling and donation. We utilize local nonprofits such as Construction Junction and Habitat for Humanity’s Recycle to Salvage items on small jobs, such as doors, casework, lights, etc.

Over all, The University achieves 50 – 60% diversion rate for construction debris.


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