Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Whitman College
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.45 / 1.00 Elissa Brown
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability, Physical Plant Services
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
411.50 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
500.10 Tons

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
45.14

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 2017-2018, we had three renovation projects - Whitman College Technology Services/WCTS, Reid Campus Center, and and Jewett Hall/Lyman House - and two new construction projects - Stanton Hall & Cleveland Commons. Stanton & Cleveland achieve LEED Platinum and Gold, respectively, and both were awarded the MRc2 credit for Construction Waste Management. Salvage from buildings that were cleared on the Stanton & Cleveland site may not be entirely accounted for in these figures, so this is a conservative diversion percentage.


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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