Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Maryland, College Park
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Amount of construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered :
2,529.32 Tons

Amount of construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
0 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:

For all new construction and major renovation, the LEED-NC Materials and Resources credit on Construction Waste Management is mandatory as stated in the University of Maryland's Design Criteria/Facility Standards Manual.

As of fall 2012, the University of Maryland has put in place a new system to better track waste from small campus renovation projects and ensure proper recycling. A collaborative effort between FM’s Campus Projects, FM’s Solid Waste and Recycling Unit and the Office of Sustainability, this recycling effort will generate about 300 to 800 tons of recyclable waste per year. The newly implemented program shifts waste produced by campus renovation projects from disposal by local contractors to collection and delivery to local recycling facilities by UMD's Waste and Recycling Group. Having outside contractors dispose of the waste was a pass-through cost and the new program allows the university to ensure it is properly recycled at no additional cost to the projects. This project is a win-win effort because it benefits the individual projects while advancing campus sustainability goals.

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