Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.03
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Feb. 3, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.79 / 1.00 Clark Dall
Capital Projects Management Division
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Amount of construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered :
1,333 Tons

Amount of construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
347 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contribute to the diversion rate for construction and demolition waste:

All new building and renovations above $5 million must be LEED certified and all construction and renovation less than $5 million should follow LEED guidelines. These policies will ensure that our C & D diversion will be handled in the most environmentally responsible way.

Also, the units reported here are cubic yards because this was the unit of measure used during the LEED certification of this project.

Since the STARS document did not define “major project” we used the Council on Postsecondary Educations definition stating that a major renovation is one that exceeds 50% of a buildings insured value. We also assumed new construction must exceed $600K in keeping with KRS definitions of capital project. We assumed a 3 year window based on the last three fiscal years. Given these assumptions we only have one project (Digital Village) to report on.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.