Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.84
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Cornell University
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 1.00 Spring Buck
R5 Manager
Facilities Operations
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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:
21636.77 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
1747.26 Tons

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
92.53

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:

Cornell University has a commitment to pursue LEED certification (Silver level minimum) for all new buildings and renovation projects exceeding $5M in value. Every project has a goal of 75% waste diversion with a minimum of 50%.

As such Cornell University has a commitment to meet LEED Materials and Resources credit guidelines. Current guidelines can be found at https://us.usgbc.org/education/sessions/leed-v4-project-implementation/materials-resources-10385656


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

Upson Hall in 2017 – Total 515.29 ton, Diverted 268.94 ton

The entire Hughes Hall project completed in 2017– Total 775.8 ton, Diverted 582.9 ton
The entire Cornell Health project completed in 2017 – Total 1698.32 ton, Diverted 1094.96 ton
The entire CVM class expansion project completed in 2017– Total 20,394.62, Diverted 19689.97 ton

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