Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.89
Liaison Christa Rieck
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Houston
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.46 / 1.00 Gabriel Durham
Graduate assistant
Office of Sustainability
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
639.90 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
739.80 Tons

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
46.38

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 University of Houston is committed to diverting construction and demolition waste from landfills as supported by the below master specification:

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS from UH Master Specifications Division 1 "Construction Waste Management and Disposal

A. General: Achieve end-of-Project rates for salvage and recycling of at least 75 percent by weight of total non-hazardous solid waste generated by the Work. Practice efficient waste management in the use of materials in the course of the Work. Use all reasonable means to divert construction and demolition waste from landfills and incinerators.

For example, the recently completed Roy G Cullen Project was able to achieve an 86.5% diversion rate due to the administration of this master specifications.


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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