Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.36
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

Smith College
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
0.89 / 1.00 Peter Gagnon
Capital Construction Director
Facilities
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
413.06 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
48.91 Tons

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
89.41

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:

The above numbers represent the construction and demolition waste that was collected and diverted during FY2019. It consists mostly of construction debris diverted from the Neilson library construction. https://libraries.smith.edu/about/new-neilson

All new 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.

FY 16 answer:
The above numbers represent the construction and demolition waste that was collected and diverted during FY2015. It consists of construction debris diverted from the Paradise Road apartment projects, completed in spring 2015. This project consists of a cluster of 5 new student apartment buildings. There is no significant demolitions waste to report in FY2016. No major projects were conducted in FY2016.

All new 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.


Website URL where information about the institution’s C&D waste diversion efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The above numbers represent the construction and demolition waste that was collected and diverted during FY2019. It consists mostly of construction debris diverted from the Neilson library construction. https://libraries.smith.edu/about/new-neilson

FY 16 -
The above numbers represent the construction and demolition waste that was collected and diverted during FY2015. It consists of construction debris diverted from the Paradise Road apartment projects, completed in spring 2015. This project consists of a cluster of 5 new student apartment buildings. There is no significant demolitions waste to report in FY2016. No major projects were conducted in FY2016.

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