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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.40
Liaison Shannon Craig
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Camosun College
OP-24: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.97 / 1.00 Ian Tol
Director
Facilities Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
3,377.75 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
121.23 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:

Camosun is supportive of sustainable practices when it comes to construction projects. For example, in getting the Centre for Trades Education and Innovation (a new LEED Gold building currently be constructed at Camosun's Interurban campus) site ready for construction, a number of trees were taken down. The lumber from the project was sent to Coastland Wood Industries, with approximately 80% of the wood being delivered by truck to Nanaimo (20% was millable for lumber and the remainder went to pulp.) Some salvaged wood was used in other unique ways:
•The fine woodworking program at Camosun used two large pieces of Arbutus to turn into a bench for the new building.
•10 loads of wood chips were left on site for the college to use in the pathway.
•80 loads of wood chips were delivered to various farms in the community for use on their cow and horse pastures.

Additionally, an existing building (the Tillicum Lodge) was removed to in preparation for the CETI building. There was a 95-98% waste diversion rate goal in the lodge removal project. See article below for more information.
http://camosun.ca/news/press-releases/2013/february/tillicum-lodge-demo.html?reroute_notice=archive


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