|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Oct. 8, 2012|
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion
|0.63 / 1.00||
Director of Sustainability
Amount of construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered :
Amount of construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contribute to the diversion rate for construction and demolition waste:
Being a school with oldest buildings only 41 years old, Valencia College has not demolished any buildings. We did complete 3 new (LEED Gold) buildings between 2009 and 2010, completed another building this August (apparently Green Globes Level 3), and will complete two others in December 2012 (one Green Globes and one LEED, tracking Gold). We request our architects and contractors to recycle as large a percent as possible of construction waste and seek those credits in the rating systems. Compliance is through contractor's documentation monitored by our facilities staff project manager.
Of the three new buildings under construction in 2012, we do not have information yet on the one on Osceola Campus. The new Lake Nona Campus recycled 84% of construction waste, 153.80 tons out of a total 183.28 tons. West Campus Building 10 recycled 185.15 tons (52.9%) and landfilled 165.26 tons, total waste was 350.32 tons. Valencia College is not new to C&D waste diversion. For Bldg 11, one of our LEED Gold buildings completed in 2010, MR Credit 2.1/2.2: Construction Waste Management: Divert 50% / 75% From Disposal was achieved. A construction waste management company was hired to divert construction waste materials from the landfill. This company separated all construction waste at their facility based on the type of material and provided reports documenting the actual quantities. 303.07 tons out of a total of 321.32 tons or 94% were diverted in that project.
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