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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 Gold
Overall Score 68.76
Liaison Meghan Chapple
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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STARS v2.0

George Washington University
OP-24: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.90 / 1.00 Ronda Chapman-Duer
Sustainability Project Facilitator
Division of Operations
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
1,684 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
187.25 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:

For each of our four LEED (Gold) certified buildings, the contractors diverted over 75% of the construction and demolition waste from landfills or incineration. GW requires all new construction and major renovation projects to divert a minimum of 75% of all construction waste.

As part of GW's Ecosystems Enhancement Strategy, the university works with Campus Development and Procurement to ensure that guidelines for responsible disposal of construction debris are clearly highlighted in contracts with vendors.


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.