Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.80
Liaison Gioia Thompson
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.98 / 1.00 Paula Carlaccini
Facilities Design and Construction
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
21,744.99 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
458.06 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:

Construction and Demolition Waste Management Program:
The construction and demolition (C&D) waste management program at the University of Vermont was established in coordination with several departments including Capital Planning and Management (the Green Building Coordinator), Facilities Design and Construction, and the Physical Plant (Recycling and Solid Waste Management).
In the fall of 2006, with efforts to increase campus sustainability and promotion of UVM as one of the leading environmental universities, the institution applied for and received a Regional Resource Conservation Challenge Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The grant was used to improve C&D waste management including efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle whenever the opportunity presents itself.
The goal of any environmental management system (EMS) and the C&D waste program at UVM, is to demonstrate accountability while continuously improving the management system. To better understand why the university used an EMS, what progress is being made, and what the future goals of the program are, click here to go to the Links and Information page.

Construction and Demolition Waste Online Tracking Tool:
One of the grant deliverables was a web based tool for collection of data for the management of construction and demolition waste on campus. This tool supports the University's Commitment to LEED certification of new construction and major renovation projects.

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

The data was compiled from the C&D waste tracking logs provided for individual UVM projects (LEED and non-LEED). A central spreadsheet was created for the STAR reporting that includes a list of all UVM capital new construction and renovation projects managed by the PDC Department and large maintenance/renovation projects managed by the Physical Plant Department. C&D waste data was summarized for FY17 - FY19. FY19 data was tabulated and reported for the 2020 STAR OP-19 category.

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