Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.20
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2022

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 1.00 Christie Nairn
Office of Sustainability
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
505.66 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
39.60 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:

The baseline year of 2019 was used for this submission which includes one new construction project.

Starting in 2018, during riverbank stabilization work along the Red River, a number of trees required removal. This project launched a partnership between UM and a local company that works with reclaimed wood to ensure that all suitable trees are salvaged and prepared for reuse. Reuse projects include indoor and outdoor furnishings such as benches and tables, sculpture, wall finishes, general use lumber, etc. Smaller trees are designated for donation to UM stakeholder groups for use in wood-fired kilns, etc., while unsuitable trees suffering from decay, brush, and stumps are chipped and used for mulch in planting areas on campus. Over 60m3 of mulch has been retained for reuse on UM campuses.

Approximately 90 logs have been reclaimed since 2018, which is comprised of 60% ash, 20% oak, 15% maple, and 5% elm and other species. All logs are milled, stacked, stickered and stored at the Fort Garry campus. This reclaimed lumber inventory was initiated with local companies Wood Anchor in 2018-2020 and WPG Timber Co. (2021 - present) to salvage the lumber for reuse at UM.

The University of Manitoba includes a sustainable design component for construction and renovation projects in the Requests for Proposals (RFP) process. Though opportunities are limited for these projects, consultants are expected to follow LEED requirements to the greatest extent possible. Consultants with LEED accreditation score higher on the RFP. Construction waste management reports for new buildings are provided and used to determine weights for this section.

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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