Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.47
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Colorado College
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.61 / 1.00 George Eckhardt
Campus Planner
Facilities
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
599 Tonnes

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
380 Tonnes

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
61.18

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:

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 the college design guidelines.

For new and renovation construction projects the goal that a minimum of 50% of waste is diverted to a recycling center, donated, or reused. Many renovation projects at Colorado College involve older buildings where waste includes hazardous materials including asbestos and lead. Renovation projects focus is to reuse or recycle structural wall materials, ceiling materials, and flooring materials, except when it is not structurally possible, or the materials are determined to pose a health risk to contractors and building occupants.

Quote from the “Facility Life-Cycle Design Guidelines for Sustainability” section, page 60 in the Facilities Design Guidelines Manual:

Construction Waste Management: Contractors are to develop a plan for sorting, storing & recycling of waste materials on projects. A waste minimization specification is to be used as guidance for this work. All projects shall implement a Construction Waste Minimization Plan, with the scope to be determined by the project team. A minimum of 50% of construction waste is to be salvaged, recycled or otherwise diverted from landfill or incineration.


Website URL where information about the institution’s C&D waste diversion efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Due to COVID and not being able to get ahold of the person in charge of Construction and Demolition Waste, we were unable to get data for the large construction project that started in January 2020.

The waste management measurement data was recorded from the last two large new construction projects completed in the fall of 2017, Tutt Library Renovation and Addition and the East Campus Housing project new construction of five (5) student residential buildings. The next large construction projects are scheduled to commence in January 2020, with completion by fall of 2021.

Information regarding Construction Waste Management can be found in the Colorado College Facility Design Guidelines (URL provided above) and can be found under the “Facility Life-Cycle Design Guidelines for Sustainability” Section, Page 60.

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