Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.37
Liaison Jenika Wong
Submission Date Nov. 18, 2014
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STARS v2.0

George Brown College
OP-24: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.92 / 1.00 Terry Comeau
Executive Director
New Campus Development
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
2,505.92 Tonnes

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
227.67 Tonnes

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:

The College was able to surpass the 75% Construction Waste Diversion requirement (as per LEED Requirements) by more than 16%. This was made possible through communicative efforts by the Project Manager with all of its subcontractors and the Construction Waste Hauler. We worked with a reputable Hauler who understood the stringent requirements of our Construction Waste Diversion protocol, and who had a history of complete compliance.

As part of our Contract procurement process, we included our formal Waste Diversion Plan in each of the Subs contracts, so that they are fully aware from the commencement of the project of their commitment and obligation towards achieving the highest possible Waste Diversion rate.
As part of our our agreement with the Waste Haulers and in accordance with the Logistics of our site, we were able to have Material-specific bins on site(for Concrete, Scrap Metal, Wood, and Mixed Waste) . This provides us with a higher diversion rate for each material by ensuring that the bin only consists of that sole material at the point of being trucked off site.

Working with our Waste Hauler, we were successfully able to Divert the following materials from landfill sites:
Cans & Bottles (Mixed Recycling)

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