Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.14
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Indiana University Bloomington
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.94 / 1.00 Bill Brown
Director of Sustainability
Office of sustainability
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
8,158.40 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
532.92 Tons

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

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:

Specifications related to building construction and demolition state that, "To the greatest extent possible and in compliance with state or federal rules and laws, items that can be reused, recycled or resold shall be separated from the waste stream and diverted to be reused, recycled or resold."

When possible, items are removed prior to demolition and sent to the IU Surplus Store for resale and reuse (surplus.indiana.edu). Other materials are reused in new buildings. For example, Union Street Residence and the Service Building have some of the same metals and limestone as the previous Ashton building, which was demolished on the Union Street Residence site. As all new construction and major renovation is LEED certified, procedures are in place for the separation and recycling or reuse of non-hazardous materials.

Unfortunately, non-LEED projects do not track diversion and landfill rates, but the reuse and Surplus Store diversion principles are still in place.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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