Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.07
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Nova Scotia Community College
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.97 / 1.00 Martha MacGowan
Project Assistant- Sustainability
Facilities & Engineering
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
1,869.40 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
59.70 Tons

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
96.91

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:

NSCC is committed to minimizing construction waste and optimizing opportunities for recycling.
Prior to large renovations and new builds, 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 principles of reduction, re-use, and recycling in managing construction waste. Our most recent major construction project was a new trades wing built for our Pictou campus. This building was LEED Gold certified and the contractor was required by LEED v4 standards to document all waste and state the amount of construction and demolition waste that was recycled or reused and thus diverted from the landfill. In this project, 99% of construction and demolition waste (by weight) was diverted from landfill.


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