Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.03
Liaison Caroline Bruno
Submission Date May 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Williams College
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.97 / 1.00 Caroline Bruno
Sustainability Coordinator
Zilkha Center
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
8105.69 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
238.10 Tons

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
97.15

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:

All new construction and major renovation projects on campus either pursue LEED or Living Building Challenge certification. Both programs have guidelines that encourage or require 50-100% of construction and demolition waste be recycled or salvaged. Diversion is looked at through a project by project basis. Certain sustainability goals like LEED require diversion or reclamation. Williams often saves roof slate or wood framing and donates any old furniture. Concrete is also often times crushed and used for road bedding.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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