Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 80.17
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date May 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.98 / 1.00 Lorne Mack
Director, Project Management Services
Project Management Services
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
279.80 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
7.15 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:

UVic requires all contractors working on new building construction to achieve a waste diversion rate of at least 75%. Most projects to date have gone far beyond that, typically achieving a waste diversion rate greater than 90%.

In the past, construction waste from renovations, demolitions or building additions were not formally tracked. As of 2019 however, a new program has been created and is currently being piloted within the MacLaurin Building Seismic Upgrade renovation project. In this program, all projects that do not have a LEED waste management requirement and are valued greater than $200,000 must adhere to the following tracking and reporting requirements:

i.Keep copies of all weigh bills associated with the disposal of construction waste, including approximations of recycled content provided by transfer stations

ii.Compile information from weigh bills in the waste tracking spreadsheet provided to them which includes: type of material, receiving facility, total landfilled (kg), total recycled (kg), and total reused (kg).

iii.Submit the completed waste tracking spreadsheet and all project weigh bills at the end of the project.

This program will help UVic to gain a more comprehensive and accurate understanding of construction and demolition waste diversion rates. The project reports created using data from this program will furthermore help to assess and improve upon waste diversion rates at UVic.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

It is important to note that because the MacLaurin Seismic Upgrade is still ongoing, the waste-tracking data from the pilot program is not yet readily available, and are therefore not included in the totals reported above.

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