Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.42
Liaison Ellen Vaughan
Submission Date March 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Northern Arizona University
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.54 / 1.00 Agnes Drogi
Manager: CAS Construction, Engineering and Inspection
Capital Assets and Services
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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:
403.97 Tons

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

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
53.84

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:

Northern Arizona University’s current policy requires all major renovation and new construction projects to achieve LEED Gold certification. This requirement ensures that all large-scale projects will establish specific waste diversion goals and strategies, create a tracking mechanism for all major waste streams associated with the project, and divert at least 50% of the project’s total construction and demolition waste.

Northern Arizona University has also initiated a waste tracking program within the Planning, Design and Construction department to encourage higher waste diversion rates for both major and minor renovation and construction projects. *In May 2016, new Technical Standards go into effect which will require contractors to identify waste diversion opportunities and report waste and recycling figures for all construction and renovation projects.


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