Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.32
Liaison Andy Mitchell
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois Chicago
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.87 / 1.00 Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
21.51 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
3.22 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:
Waste from construction and demolition (C&D) of building projects is a category of non-hazardous waste that UIC generates. This data is tracked separately from solid waste. This solution requires all C&D generating projects to reach a 90% waste diversion goal, with no less than 75% of the waste diverted, as described in the UIC building Standards. Data for 15 projects reported to OS (between 2016 – 2019) shows an average of 90% diversion, with no project less than 71%, exceeding the code required by the City of Chicago. Complete tracking and documenting for C&D waste will be achieved by requiring Capital and Non-Capital Projects to provide records of waste and recycling hauled off-site. Due to staffing changes in units tracking C&D waste, we were unable to acquire complete data. The University of Illinois 2009 Annual Report states that “All future new construction, remodeling and renovation projects of $5 million or greater will be LEED Silver certified. Projects under $5 million are expected to comply with LEED silver as much as possible.” Goals for the LEED certification process include diverting construction, demolition, and packaging debris from landfill disposal. The ways to achieve points in this category include recycling of construction waste and reusing materials in renovation or new construction projects.

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