Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.21
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date July 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Cleveland State University
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.90 / 1.00 Jennifer McMillin
Director of Sustainability
Facilities l Architect l Safety l Technology
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
593.41 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
63 Tons

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

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:

CSU follows LEED principles for construction and demolition waste management. Contractors are required to develop and implement a construction waste management plan to recycle and/or salvage nonhazardous construction and demolition debris.

Additionally, design guidelines from the Office of the University Architect outline specifications for the management of construction waste.

017419.1 The University seeks to maximize the diversion of construction and demolition waste away from landfills and incinerators.  Where possible, waste materials are to be reused on site, salvaged, or recycled, to meet or exceed the goal of a 75% construction/demolition waste diversion rate.

Website URL where information about the institution’s C&D waste diversion efforts is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The Washkewicz College of Engineering is the one major construction project that took place on the CSU campus in the last three years. The reporting fields above include data from the demolition of the existing Chester Building and Chester Annex which connected to Fenn Hall.

Construction Waste Management goals for this project included:
Divert waste materials from landfills and deliver them to local entities that can reuse or recycle the products.
Meet the requirements of Specification Section 017419 Construction Waste Management and Disposal.
Meet the requirements of LEED 2009 for New Construction & Major Renovations, Material & Resources Credits 2.1 & 2.2, Construction Waste Management, and Regional Priority Credit 1.
Lessen the impact of the project’s waste disposal costs by reducing waste.
Minimum of 75% of all construction debris to be recycled, salvaged or otherwise diverted from the waste stream with a further goal of 95% diversion.

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