Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.46
Liaison Bradley Flamm
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.94 / 1.00 Bradley Flamm
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
6,567 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
416 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:

West Chester University's Sustainable Design Guiding Principles (URL below) encourages "sustainable waste management on all projects" and the salvage and/or recycling of as much non-hazardous demolition and construction waste as possible. The university encourages contractors to meet a target of 75% salvage / recycling (by weight).

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

The data above reflects waste management for two projects undertaken in 2018-19: the demolition of Speakman Hall and the university's former coal-fired boiler plant (a total of 6,603 tons of waste generated) and the renovation of Anderson Hall (a total of 380 tons of waste generated). Construction Demolition and Waste Diversion managed by Bancroft Construction Company -- under contract to Stantec, an engineering and architecture firm working with West Chester University -- which used scrap metal dealers and sale / reuse of concrete and rubble.

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