Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 92.73
Liaison Emmanuelle Jodoin
Submission Date Oct. 24, 2022

STARS v2.2

Université de Sherbrooke
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.98 / 1.00 Chantal Couture
Director General
Building Services
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
10.18 Metric tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
0.25 Metric 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:

The Université de Sherbrooke ensures the recycling of all construction materials (or dry materials) from its own site management. A local recycling company, called Valoris (the intermunicipal board of the waste recovery centre), picks up the materials periodically. In total, in 2021, over 10 tons of construction and demolition materials were rerouted from landfills, representing 97.58% of the total generated.

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 consumption and waste of raw materials and energy (http://www.valoris-estrie.com/ ).

Construction and demolition waste were also reused on the university campus, as in the case of the Granite project, where 4 tons of slabs were cut up and reused in various projects, and 2 tons of granite slabs were sold via Badibus (Badibus is an electronic platform where it is possible to donate/sell university goods to targeted groups of people for reuse by university community members).

It is noteworthy to add that the Université de Sherbrooke’s Stratégie de gestion des matières résiduelles 2018-2022 [EN: Residual Materials Management Strategy] is working to improve the management of the recovery of construction materials. This is possible through the implementation of a follow-up on the disposal of used construction materials from external contracts, the development of follow-up criteria for the sound management of residual materials in its calls for tenders and in the follow-up mechanisms with industries and contractors.

Website URL where information about the institution’s C&D waste diversion efforts is available:

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