Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.57
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date July 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Western Michigan University
OP-24: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.85 / 1.00 Conn Macomber
Projects/Construction Division
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
30,219.02 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
5,420.65 Tons

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:

WMU Construction Standards require the use of LEED consideration for all projects. As a result, LEED MR Credit 2 for Construction Waste Management, and MR Credit 3 for Materials Reuse are regularly incorporated into every construction and renovation project undertaken involving campus owned assets.

Additionally, University Surplus Sales is used to re-purpose and salvage any viable materials, furniture, or items that could be reused in another project or re-purposed and sold to the general public.

Lastly, all receipts, weight tickets, and other records associated with material hauling off site to landfill or recycling centers are required to be submitted to WMU by the contractor.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.