Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.72
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Madison
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.59 / 1.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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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:
2,435.62 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
1,720.35 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:

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data are from performance year (FY18) for all eligible construction projects for which data are available.

Data were available for all projects over $5 Million in cost (as waste tracking is required by these projects which are managed by the State of Wisconsin). Large projects reporting waste included:
- Meat Science and Muscle Biology Laboratory
- Babcock Hall Diary Plant Renovation & Center for Dairy Research Addition
- Witte Hall Renovation
- Hamel Music Center

Data were also available from campus renovation projects as waste data is captured and tracked by the internal waste management team.

For capital projects below $5 Million, or for which waste tracking data was not available from the State, UW-Madison staff reached out to contractors and reported waste data from those projects who maintained consistent records throughout the construction process (e.g., include data from projects that were only tracking recycling weights and not landfill weights were not included). Projects where data were available include:
- Southeast Recreational Facility Replacement
- Lot 76 Sanitary Lift Station
- Chamberlin 5th Floor Remodel for Kolkowitz Lab
- Biochemistry Instrument Facility
- WIMR West Wedge Addition

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.