Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.11
Liaison Jean-Michel Champagne
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2021

STARS v2.2

HEC Montréal
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.88 / 1.00 Jean-Michel Champagne
Sustainable Development Officer
Infrastructure - Sustainability Office
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
14.55 Tonnes

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
2 Tonnes

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
87.92

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 period covers a pre-pandemic fiscal year ( may 2018- April 19). All construction projects are now requiring from contractors to send all materials to a recycling facility and to provide a proof of disposal. During this period, 3 projects generated an important quantity of waste; exterior walls repairs on two buildings and classroom refurbishing (carpet, upholstery, chairs). Figures are based on the certificate provided by contractors to project managers. Figures also includes all the scrap metal recycled from various project (3,5 tons of chairs and table metal frames, pipes, cables, pumps, motors, etc.).
Contractors are prohibited from using the School landfill containers to dispose of their waste, and must ask permission before installing a container, allowing a control to ensure the construction waste is sent to a proper recycling centre.
Exception includes small projects that do not require waste management (no containers or bins), or project that involved contaminated materials, such as gypsum and carpet contaminated by water and mould in case of flooding , chairs).
Construction waste sent to landfill by school construction staff is estimated at around 2 tons/year.


Website URL where information about the institution’s C&D waste diversion efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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