Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.47
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date Aug. 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

San Jose State University
OP-24: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.95 / 1.00 Debbie Andres
Utilities & Sustainability Analyst
FD&O
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
4809.91 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
238.09 Tons

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:

All Contractors working on Construction & Demolition projects at San Jose State as well as at all CSUs are required to recycle at least 50% of the waste generated during a project.

At the conclusion of each project, the contractor is required to submit a report that lists the quantities of materials recycled, the quantity of materials landfilled, and the quantity of materials that were reused.

The following requirements are written into the contracts for Construction and Demolition project:
- The Work of this Contract requires that a minimum of 50% by weight of the construction and demolition materials generated in the Work is diverted from landfill disposal through a combination of re-use and recycling activities.

- For LEED® projects, requirements for submittal of LEED documentation in compliance with Materials and Resources Credit 2.1 and Materials or Resources Credit 2.2, Construction Waste Management.

- Requirements for submittal of Contractor’s Construction Waste and Recycling Plan prior to the commencement of the Work.

- Contractor’s quantitative reports for construction waste materials as a condition of approval of the third progress payment.


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