Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.49
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2020

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.83 / 1.00 David Cullmer
Sustainable Operations Analyst
Sustainability Institute
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
12,126.16 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
2,449.58 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:

Penn State includes a Construction Waste Management requirement on all projects regardless of whether or not LEED certification is pursued. This requirement stipulates that the contractor recycle and/or salvage 75% of construction, demolition, and land clearing waste, and is detailed in Article 8.11 of General Conditions of the Contract:


Website URL where information about the institution’s C&D waste diversion efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Waste data reported is from major (>$5m) construction/ renovation projects completed in 2019 on University Park campus.

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