Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Chelsea Hamilton
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Vanderbilt University
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
-- Reporter Chelsea Hamilton
Sustainability Outreach Coordinator
Sustainability and Environmental Management Office
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
9,601.35 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
3,484.15 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:

In 2016 a new agreement was signed which consolidated construction and demolition waste under Vanderbilt’s master service agreement with Waste Management. Communication efforts around the new agreement have been made and all projects are aware of diversion efforts with the intent of increasing diversion rates, performing more robust due diligence, and developing better metrics.
All new construction and major renovation projects built on Vanderbilt’s campus are designed to LEED standards and most pursue LEED certification. As part of the LEED certification process, minimal construction and demolition materials are allowed to be landfilled or incinerated. In addition, scrap metal is diverted from these sites and is recycled through Vanderbilt’s scrap metal recycling program.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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