Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.98
Liaison Amber Saxton
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2011
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George Mason University
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.49 / 1.00 Margaret Lo
University Sustainability Director
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Amount of construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered :
9,016 Tons

Amount of construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
9,454 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:
George Mason University (Mason) has committed to designing and constructing buildings that meet, at the minimum, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards and the Virginia Energy Conservation and Environmental Standards. Within LEED, there are credits associated with construction and demolition waste diversion which the university tracks. While Mason has its buildings built to LEED Silver standards and the Virginia Energy Conservation and Environmental Standards, Mason has limited budget to complete the LEED certification process for each new building. Therefore, LEED Silver or higher certification is pursued for a limited number of Mason's new buildings. Within the nine buildings completed at Mason in FY10, two are registered for the LEED Silver certification. The numbers listed above are for those projects. The construction and demolition waste for the other projects are the responsibility of the contractors and responsibly disposed of but not specifically tracked.

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