Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.23
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date July 11, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Smith College
OP-24: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.85 / 1.00 Peter Gagnon
Capital Construction Director
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
434.68 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
78.51 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:

Construction on campus is done to a LEED Silver minimum standard, which ensures that waste is tracked and diverted.

Additionally, Smith contracts require the contractor to meet all state and federal building codes requirements when handling waste materials. In the State of Massachusetts, most of the waste stream legally must be recycled- including C&D waste.

Smith's C&D vendor works to prioritize re-use of materials such as cast iron radiators, boilers, plumbing fixtures, cabinetry, mantles and various architectural pieces. Remaining materials are processed for recycling.

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