Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.05
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.77 / 1.00 Charles Cummings
Project Manager
Planning, Design & Construction
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
2,202.30 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
644.50 Tons

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
77.36

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.


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