Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.39
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Berkeley
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.98 / 1.00 Mikayla Tran
SDG & OS Engagement Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
33,516.95 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
723.28 Tons

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
97.89

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:

Language currently in Division 1 in our contracts on Construction Waste Management and Disposal:

UC Berkeley has a goal of achieving a ninety percent (90%) diversion rate by 2020. See: http://sustainability.berkeley.edu/waste

A minimum of sixty-five percent (65%) of total project demolition and construction waste (by weight or by volume) shall be diverted from the landfill and projects shall attempt to divert ninety percent (90%).

From UC Berkeley Capital Strategies: All new buildings and major renovations are also required to be LEED certified at a minimum level of Gold, and the campus Energy Policy requires some LEED commissioning requirements are met.


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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Data from 2018-2019 fiscal year, compiled by the UCOP Zero Waste Working Group.

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