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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 68.01
Liaison Andrew Predmore
Submission Date March 2, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Indiana University Bloomington
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
-- 0.00 / 1.00 Bill Brown
Director of Sustainability
Office of sustainability

This credit was marked as Not Pursuing so Reporting Fields will not be displayed.

Specifications related to building construction and demolition state that, "To the greatest extent possible and in compliance with state or federal rules and laws, items that can be reused, recycled or resold shall be separated from the waste stream and diverted to be reused, recycled or resold."

When possible, items are removed prior to demolition and sent to the IU Surplus Store for resale and reuse (surplus.indiana.edu). Other materials are reused in new buildings. For example, Union Street Residence and the Service Building have some of the same metals and limestone as the previous Ashton building, which was demolished on the Union Street Residence site. As all new construction and major renovation is LEED certified, procedures are in place for the separation and recycling or reuse of non-hazardous materials, however weights for materials recovered and materials landfilled or incinerated are currently not recorded. Therefore, total diversion and landfilled weight data over the course of the year, as asked for by this credit, is not available.

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.