Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.69
Liaison Barbara Kviz
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Carnegie Mellon University
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 1.00 Janice Held
Project Manager
Campus Design and Facility Management
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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:
10,063 Tons

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

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
93.21

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 while we do not track construction waste from smaller projects it is estimated to achieve a 50 - 75% 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.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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CMU CDFD Projects
Waste Diversion Summaries since 2015

Project LEED Consultant Diverted (tons) Total (tons) Diversion Rate (%) GC Hauler
Hamburg Hall Phase 2 evolveEA 428.49 450.89 95.03 Mascaro Boyd
Scott Hall evolveEA 870.47 1060.31 82.10 Jendoco Penn Waste
Hamerschlag Maker Wing evolveEA 1585.69 1607.95 98.62 Rycon Various
4721 Fifth Avenue evolveEA 1994.21 2360.93 84.47 Turner Various
Tepper Building evolveEA 4537.29 4644.46 97.69 PJ Dick Boyd/Republic
Cohon University Center Addition Cannon 647.35 671.99 0.96 Mosites Various

total 10063.5 10796.53 0.932105037

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