Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.48
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Oct. 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.68 / 1.00 Sam Jensen Augustine
Energy/Sustainability Project
Planning Design & Construction
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
1,230,872.60 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
581,686.33 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:

Reporting Year: Approx Fiscal year 2018-2019. The University of Utah follows a state standard requiring that all building projects attempt to recycle 75% of all construction waste by weight. All projects are mandated to follow this standard but from a size perspective the University only tracks on large projects ($10 million plus). Since building projects last more than a fiscal year some of these projects, by end of construction achieved that 75% diversion or greater rate but may have fallen short in the fiscal year identified. Where a fiscal year breakout is unavailable it was approximated based on the total diversion rate.

Website URL where information about the institution’s C&D waste diversion efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:


Utah Department of Administrative Services (DAS). Design Requirements: University of Utah Supplement. November 1, 2017.
URL: https://dfcm.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/University-Design-Requirements-November-1-2017-final.docx.pdf


G. Stormwater Management Plan
(6) Erosion Control
--c. Create an erosion control and sedimentation plan for all construction activities associated with the entire project site. The plan shall incorporate practices for stock piling of top soil for reuse, seeding, grading, mulching, filter socks, stabilized site entrances, protection of drain inlets, preservation of existing vegetation, and any other ‘best management practices’ (“BMP”) needed to control site erosion and sedimentation from storm water runoff.

I Earthwork
1) Soils Reports for University Projects
-c. The soils engineering firm shall provide a report of its investigative findings, and shall include all information required by State adopted codes.
--i. The report shall contain an evaluation of on-site soils and their suitability for use in construction of the building or other improvements. All on-site material shall be recycled to the greatest extent possible to limit import/export and meet the University’s sustainability goals.
--ix. The report shall have a specific section addressing site specific sustainability recommendations to support the University’s sustainability goals and climate change concerns.

5.0 High Performance Building Standards

Materials and Resources
--Construction and Demolition Waste Management Planning – Prerequisite
Provide final plan and documentation to UU Sustainability Office

--Construction and Demolition Waste Management
Required; project shall earn a minimum of 1 point. Provide final Waste Report documentation to UU Sustainability Office

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