Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Julie Newman
Submission Date Oct. 23, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.96 / 1.00 MIT Office of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
631.04 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
23.83 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:

MIT design guidelines specify LEED compliance for new construction and major renovations. These practices support C&D material sorting and diversion. During demolition and construction, MIT requires contractors to source separate and recycle the following: asphalt, brick, concrete, metal, wood, paper and cardboard, and commingled recyclables.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The figures above show the C&D waste from one MIT LEED-compliant capital project completed in 2017. Other major renovation and construction projects are currently tracking C&D waste for LEED compliance, but this information is not yet available. The single project reported represents a portion of the C&D waste generated on campus.

The reported project converted a warehouse in building W97 into a theater and arts space. The contractor tracks the C&D quantities by waste stream and disposal destination and reports this information to MIT's Department of Facilities. Facilities enters this information into the LEED C&D Waste Management Calculator.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.