Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Cornell University
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.59 / 1.00 Spring Buck
R5 Manager
Facilities Operations
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Amount of construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered :
755.50 Tons

Amount of construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
533.20 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contribute to the diversion rate for construction and demolition waste:

Cornell Green Building Guidelines (located at http://www.fs.cornell.edu/fs/ir/Cornell_Green_Building_Guidelines.pdf) have been superceded by a university commitment to pursue LEED certification (silver level minimum) for all new buildings and renovation projects exceeding $5M in value.

As such Cornell University has a commitment to meet LEED Materials and Resources credit guidelines. Current guidelines can be found at http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=8868.


These numbers are related to the Fernow Hall and Human Ecology Building projects in calendar year 2011.

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