Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.27
Liaison Jane Stewart
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Washington and Lee University
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.93 / 1.00 Thomas Kalasky
Facilities Managment Director of Capital Projects
Construction Administration
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
8,406.58 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
589.54 Tons

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
93.45

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:

These overall numbers are not currently officially tracked by WLU, but most of these numbers can be gathered per individual project from the various contractors (which is how we gathered this data for 2020/2021).

During the 2020/2021 fiscal year, we had two construction/renovation projects overlap. The first, the athletics construction project, which has been our biggest construction project and accounts for the bulk of construction activity on campus in the past 3 years, ended in August 2020. While the renovation of Elrod Commons, a much smaller project, started in late 2020 and the majority of it is finished now.

We combined the two project waste diversion numbers to generate the total submitted data. The athletic project had a robust waste diversion plan, so the waste diversion percentage was about 94.5%, whereas, the Commons renovation project, although working towards LEED certification, did not have a robust waste diversion plan and only about 10.6% of waste was diverted (106 tons to landfill and 11.23 tons recycled).


Website URL where information about the institution’s C&D waste diversion efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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