Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.02
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dalhousie University
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.85 / 1.00 Rochelle Owen
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
407 Tonnes

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
70 Tonnes

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
85.32

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:

Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste comes from four key sources: minor renovations, workshops, new building demolition and construction, and major renovations. Contractors are responsible for diverting material from the landfill for major renovations and new construction. The university has opened on average a new building every year. Dalhousie has a green building policy that supports LEED gold certification or higher. C&D waste diversion is targeted to reach high levels of diversion. The local municipality also has a minimum C&D bylaw for 75% diversion from the landfill. At the main campuses two C&D depots have been set up with metal, concrete, wood, and mixed C&D bins. Materials from workshops and minor renovations handled by Dal staff goes to the two depot areas for pick-up. New Construction C&D is tracked as part of the LEED process. Smaller projects handled by outside contractors must divert C&D. Currently this data is not tracked, though local landfills turn away C&D product. Data for this credit is derived from new construction, Dal operations, and a proxy calculation for minor projects. Average C&D diversion ranges to 80 to 100%. With most in the 85% area. Use 85% as proxy to identify material landfilled.


Website URL where information about the institution’s C&D waste diversion efforts is available:
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