Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.54
Liaison Kelli O'Day
Submission Date June 20, 2023

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.88 / 1.00 Kelli O'Day
Assessment Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
6,065.97 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
862.34 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:

All new buildings are required to meet a minimum LEED® Silver certification, which can include a minimum 75% diversion rate for C&D waste. Contractors submit receipts and/or records to confirm that the materials were recycled appropriately. The contractors are also required to have appropriate infrastructure (both containers and adequate signage) to collect and divert C&D waste from the project on-site.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

UC Davis has a fairly robust waste reduction and recycling program, including the nation’s first zero waste stadium, and a major organics and food waste diversion program. The campus focus on reducing waste can be traced back to at least 1975, when Bargain Barn (now called Aggie Surplus) opened in an effort to more responsibly dispose of surplus equipment, furniture and supplies. The data in this credit reflects our 2021-2022 fiscal year.

Morgan Hickey, a Zero Waste Coordinator with the Office of Sustainability, assisted in compiling this credit response.

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