Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 83.20
Liaison Mina Amundsen
Submission Date Nov. 5, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Colby College
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.76 / 1.00 Kelly Doran
Director of Capital Projects and Construction
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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:
288.93 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
88.92 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:

On major construction and renovation projects, Colby makes a goal of achieving a LEED Silver rating. Waste management is a necessary component of this aggressive goal, so Colby tries to reuse old infrastructure and recycle unusable waste as much as possible. One example is the Grossman renovation project that was completed in Summer 2017. This project utilized an existing building by remodeling the interior and adding an exterior addition. On every project, Colby instructs contractors and architects to be as sustainable and reduce waste as much as possible. If there are old materials, such as furniture that will not be reused by the College, Colby will sell or give it away.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Colby only collects and records construction waste data for LEED certified projects. During this time period, there were no significant construction projects that generated construction waste.

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