Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.42
Liaison Mary-Lee Townsend
Submission Date Feb. 1, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Western University
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.83 / 1.00 Connor Donald
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
619 Metric tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
130 Metric 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:

All major construction projects at Western, including renovations to existing buildings, pursue minimum design standards. To date, we have used LEED as the main source of benchmark information, and our most recent construction projects have targeted and/or achieved certification under this program.
Under LEED v2009, construction projects are to ensure recycling stations are integrated throughout the project and are designed to support campus waste diversion goals and recycling programs.

Western has historically performed well in terms of LEED MRc2 Construction Waste Management, consistently achieving at least 75% diversion rates, and MRc4 Recycle Content consistently achieving at least 20% recycled content.

In addition, projects target 100% diversion of landscape waste, by weight, from landfill as per Western’s Grounds Management Plan.

The City of London does not permit the collection of wood waste, renovation materials and construction/demolition waste. The City’s EnviroDepots accept wood waste and renovation materials for recycling. The material is taken to a local Recycle Depot for processing, where approximately 80% is made into usable products.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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