Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.38
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Denison University
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.86 / 1.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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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:
837.66 Tons

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

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
85.89

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:

General trades contractors for all large construction projects are required to provide recycling and refuse data for waste generated by on-site construction projects. Most waste is co-mingled on-site and then sent to a sorting facility where recyclables are diverted. Additionally Denison makes an effort to recycle high value metals separately from the co-mingled waste stream in order to maximize returns and off-set recycling costs. Small construction projects utilize Denison's recycling and waste containers, which are sorted on-site (this data is not reflected in the information provided above).


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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FY2017 saw the start of a new $35 million Performing Arts Center built to LEED Gold and a major renovation to one of our dining halls. Construction related waste has significantly increased during this time because of these projects. The Performing Arts Center will be done in May 2019. The data reported represents two full years of construction waste.

Denison maintains an internal password protected website where most of this information resides. Public access web pages have limited information on this topic.

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