Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.76
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

Pennsylvania State University
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.60 / 1.00 Shelley McKeague
Environmental Compliance Specialist
Engineering Services
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Amount of construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered :
662 Tons

Amount of construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
450 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contribute to the diversion rate for construction and demolition waste:

Penn State's Construction and Demolition Program manages construction and demolition waste. It separates recycleable materials from non-recycleables and disposes of them appropriately.


For all new construction and major renovation, Penn State's LEED Policy mandates the Construction Waste Management credit be completed which requires diversion of 50-75% by the contractors.

http://www.opp.psu.edu/planning-construction/design_and_construction_standards/documents/LEED%20Policy.pdf (pg 10)

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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