Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.76
Liaison Richard Johnson
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Rice University
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 1.00 Richard Johnson
Director of Sustainability
Facilities Engineering and Planning
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
455.13 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
223.40 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:
As a part of requiring all new construction to achieve LEED-Silver certification at minimum, all new building and major renovation projects are require to achieve at minimum a 75% recycling rate for construction and demolition waste. See section 7 of the attached environmental standards for details.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
The data provided is for the Anderson-Clarke Center for Continuing Studies building. 83.1 tons of concrete - all recycled, 2.63 tons recycled ceiling tiles, 65 tons recycled metal, 15.5 tons recycled cardboard/paper, 127.40 tons additional concrete recycling, 101.25 tons of recycled wood, and 60.25 tons recycled gypsum board. Total = 455.13 tons of recycled material. Total non-recycled waste: 1,117 cubic yards. Assume 400 lbs per cubic yard of loose construction debris (uncompacted), thus 223.4 tons on material sent to landfill. Diversion rate from project thus 67% by weight. The actual recycling rate was higher, but documentation was misplaced. Data from smaller projects not available during this time period, but now required for future projects.

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