Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.27
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.89 / 1.00 Carolyn Fox
University Architect
Facilities Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
6,448 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
762 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:

As part of all of our LEED building projects, which are 100% of new eligible buildings, there is a goal of reaching at least 75% of construction waste recycling. This expectation is communicated at the beginning of every building project. On almost every building we have far surpassed that percentage and contractors know that it is something that is important to us.
UCCS is currently working to establish guidelines for construction waste recycling on small projects that are not LEED to make sure that we recycle that waste as well.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Construction data available is for the ENT Center for the Arts with construction completed August 2017. The building was certified LEED Gold in January 2018.

6,448 tons DIVERTED
762 tons LANDFILL
7,209 tons TOTAL

89% diversion rate

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