Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.48
Liaison Emmanuelle Jodoin
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Université de Sherbrooke
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.90 / 1.00 Lucie Durand
Institutional Research Advisor
Management - Support Service
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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:
94,815 Tonnes

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
10,185 Tonnes

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:

The Université de Sherbrooke ensures the recycling of all construction materials (or dry materials) from its own site management. A local recycling entity, called Valoris (recovery of residual waste intermunicipal board), collects the materials periodically.

The Valoris eco-industrial park includes a sorting centre and a technical landfill site. Valoris also works with various industries to recover residual materials and minimize their impact on the environment. The Valoris eco-industrial park is based on the principles of the circular economy, a driving force for sustainable development. Its objective is to produce goods while limiting the consumption and waste of raw materials and energy (http://www.valoris-estrie.com/).

It is noteworthy to add that the Université de Sherbrooke’s 2018-2022 Waste Management Strategy works toward improving construction materials recovery management by implementing a follow-up on the disposal of used construction materials from external contracts. In particular by developing monitoring criteria for sound waste management in its calls for tenders as well as follow-up mechanisms with industries and contractors.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Sources: Residual Materials Management Report; Valoris.

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