Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.56
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colgate University
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
1,947.15 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
490.73 Tons

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
79.87

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:

Colgate specifies in all general and subcontractor contracts that renovation and building debris must be removed and properly recycled or disposed of in accordance with all federal and New York State laws. Beyond that, however, all new buildings and major renovations at Colgate adhere to at least LEED Silver standards as specified in Colgate's Green Building Standards (est in 2015). However, all buildings constructed since the University's Green Building Standards have received LEED Gold rating or higher.

Also in 2019, Colgate constructed two new residence halls (Burke Hall and Pinchin Hall). The project received LEED Gold certification and diverted 79.87% of construction waste from the landfill (total waste = 2,437.88 tons; total diverted = 1,947.15 tons).


Website URL where information about the institution’s C&D waste diversion efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Previous Construction Projects not included above:

Benton Hall (2019)
Construction waste diverted from Landfill:
Total Waste generated: 773.58 tons
Total diverted waste: 707.02 tons
Total percentage of construction waste diverted from landfill: 91.4%
100% of Asphalt (658.55 tons), scrap metal (5.9 tons), construction debris (2 tons), clean wood (7.81 tons), and drywall (17.76 tons) were all diverted and/or recycled.

Class of 1965 Arena (2016)
Construction waste diverted from landfill:
Wood = 3.97 tons (100%)
Metal = 17.68 tons (100%)
Asphalt = 1,275 tons (100%)

Landfill Waste = 316.46 tons

Trudy Fitness Center (2011)
New construction:
We diverted 432.5 tons of waste out of a total construction waste of 535.4 tons.

Lathrop Hall (2012)
Major renovation:
The project produced 695.66 tons of waste of which 535.34 tons were recycled or otherwise diverted from the landfill.

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