Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.17
Liaison Jeane Pope
Submission Date March 4, 2014
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STARS v1.2

DePauw University
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.70 / 1.00 Anthony Baratta
Assistant Director for Sustainability
Academic Affairs
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Amount of construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered :
19 Tons

Amount of construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
8.10 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:

Our Facilities Management team has become increasingly aware of the need to both recycle and document these efforts ever since we started applying for STARS in 2010. Facilities Management regularly sends the Office for Sustainability spreadsheets when they recycle large quantities of items like light tubes and batteries.

This data is from 2011-2012. We found our materials sent to landfill data by contacting our trash company and requesting the amount of "roll off" dumpsters we used for construction and demolition materials. Our assumption is that the roll off dumpsters were full.

Our recycled demolition material came entirely from a fraternity house that was torn down. We recycled 3,243 pounds of copper, 34,180 pounds of steel and 703 pounds of aluminum from the demolition of the house.

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