Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.48
Liaison Abraham (Avi) Henn
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Arizona University
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.40 / 1.00 Matthew Muchna
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
2,690.53 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
4,106.45 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:

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.

Website URL where information about the institution’s C&D waste diversion efforts is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data is a sample from a construction company utilized for a bulk of construction projects over the reporting period; CORE.

Included in this sample are the following construction projects:
Fieldhouse Floor Replacement
University Union Remodel
N/S Pedway Improvements
Recital Hall
Concrete - 2017
McDonald Hall Balcony Repair
Information provided by: Andrew.Iacona@nau.edu; Josh.Spear@nau.edu
Raymond Hall Balcony Repair
Bookstore Interior Remodel

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