Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.36
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date June 8, 2015
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Colorado College
OP-24: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.05 / 1.00 Chris Coulter
Director of Facilities Services
Facilities Services
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
9.07 Tonnes

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
181.44 Tonnes

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:

Recycling construction and demolition debris is a priority and Colorado College has had success with rates greater than 75% for LEED construction recycling. Facilities Services manages all recycling for construction projects. General contractors hired for small scale, less than $500K projects, don’t include waste hauler info or recycling in their scope of work. Regardless of the size of project, sustainability practices are followed and all waste operations are executed in the spirit of LEED guidelines. This can be interpreted to mean that for new projects the goals is to include a minimum of 50% of waste to a recycling center. Many space renovations at Colorado College are historic buildings where waste includes hazardous materials including asbestos and lead. Renovation projects focus to reuse structural walls, ceilings, and flooring except when it’s not structurally possible or the materials are determined to pose a health risk to contractors and building occupants.


Reported weights of construction and demolition materials recycled and landfilled/incinerated include only those from the 2014 Spencer Center Renovation. Significant amounts of asbestos containing materials were present, hence the low diversion rate.

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