Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.94
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ohio University
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 1.00 Elaine Goetz
Director of Energy Management & Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
176.50 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
15,000 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:

The diversion data above is only from tracked diversion (2 LEED projects and Campus Recycling building purges prior to construction). C&D materials are recycled whenever not cost prohibitive for construction projects, so tracked data is an underestimate.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Diversion data above is only from C&DD diversion for the Ellis and Sook Hall LEED projects during FY19 and building purges of demolition projects (Atkinson, Armbruster, Smith, and Ridges 20).

Total waste data was estimated by:
1) determining average total CD&D waste per square foot from former LEED projects at Ohio University (44.94 lb/sq ft for renovations; 11.8 lb/sq ft for new builds) and using a published estimate for non-residential demolition (158 lb/sq ft; https://www.epa.gov/sites/default/files/2017-09/documents/estimating2003buildingrelatedcanddmaterialsamounts.pdf)
2) estimating sq ft of project space for all large non-utility construction or demolition projects during FY19
3) multiplying average total waste/sq ft by project sq ft
4) summing all FY19 large non-utility project waste to get large project waste
5) multiplying by 2 to estimate total including small and utility projects.

Data compiled and reported by Elaine Goetz, 8/2/21.

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