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Overall Score
Liaison Tavey Capps
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2015
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Duke University
OP-24: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tavey Capps
Environmental Sustainability Director
Office of the Executive Vice President
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
0 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
0 Tons

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:

Duke has made significant commitments to green design and construction, including a commitment that all new construction and major renovations will achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) Certification standards, with a goal of LEED™ Silver. Duke currently has 29 LEED™ certified buildings and 9 buildings registered with LEED™ for future certification. 27% of Duke University’s total square footage is registered or certified LEED™.

As part of the LEED certification process contractors are required to develop a construction waste management plan to recycle and/or salvage C&D waste. This is happening as part of the LEED process at Duke but the reporting structure has not been set up to capture the tonnage details from all projects across campus.


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