Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.12
Liaison Amir Nadav
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of St. Thomas
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Josh Gallus
Project Manager
Facilities Management
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
1,512.81 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
1,501.41 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:

Current waste stream facilities and staff are utilized to divert furniture and recyclable materials on most projects. Furniture that has reached the end of life is donated/repurposed, disassembled and recycled, etc. Third-party material haulers with high landfill diversion ratios are encouraged when work is contracted.

The University's 2018 STARS C&D report documented a 65.57% recycle rate. Although not in this STARS report, the recycle rate improved to 73.40% in 2018. The 2019 performance year recycle rate has dropped down to 50.19%. This is due to the 6/28/19 - 7/7/19 period when the buildings JP2 and FCR were completely demolished, and the debris trucked off site. Excluding that aspect of the project, the 2019 recycled C&D would have continued to trend up to 73.79%.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The performance period reported for this credit is calendar year 2019.

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