Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.88
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date April 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Madison
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 1.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
10,781.07 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
790.76 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:

Major projects administered through the State of Wisconsin, Department of Administration (DOA), Division of Facilities Development & Management (DFDM), require contractors to follow a Construction Waste Management Plan (CWM), with specific waste diversion goals of 50% or greater and specific material types targeted as outlined in the DOA-DFDM Master Specifications Section 01 74 19 (https://doa.wi.gov/Pages/DoingBusiness/MasterSpec_Div1.aspx)

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data are from performance year (FY20) 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:
- Witte Residence Hall Renovation
- Meat Science and Muscle Biology Laboratory
- Music Performance Building
- Southeast Recreational Facility Replacement
- Chemistry Building Addition and Renovation
- UW Babcock Hall
- South Campus Utility Improvements
- Water Treatment System Buildout
- Lathrop Hall to North Hall Site Utilities
- Linden Drive Parking Garage
- Lathrop Drive to Science Hall Site Utilities #3

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

Reliable data was not available for capital projects below $5 Million.

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