Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.23
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2016
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Nova Scotia Community College
OP-24: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.70 / 1.00 Martha MacGowan
Project Assistant- Sustainability
Facilities & Engineering
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
82.50 Tons

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:

Approximately 30% of all landfill waste is classified as construction waste. NSCC is committed to minimizing construction waste and optimizing opportunities for recycling.
Prior to large renovations, contractors shall provide an Environmental Plan for waste reduction for review by NSCC. This plan shall include, but is not limited to the proposed approach for applying the principals of reduction, re-use, and recycling in managing construction waste.
In support of Action 37 (see excerpt below) of the 2009 Nova Scotia Climate Change Action Plan, all new major construction at NSCC will be LEED certified. NSCC's most recent building. The credits related to construction waste management were pursued for our LEED submissions.

Provincial government buildings

Action 37:
Require that all new government-owned buildings achieve LEED Silver certification
after 2008; achieve LEED Gold certification or equivalent after 2010; and be carbon-neutral after 2020. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Green Building Rating System is a widely used set of standards for sustainable

Our most recent major renovations was the major over haul and upgrade of the entire curtain wall at the Akerley campus. All exterior brick walls were torn down and replaced. 100% of the brick removed by Envirobate was disposed of as clean fill and therefore diverted from the landfill.

The bulk of the construction waste for this reporting period was the Akerley curtain wall project. Diverted brick makes up for the bulk of construction waste. This brick was used as clean fill.

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