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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 67.20
Liaison Suzanne Hansen
Submission Date May 31, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Macalester College
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.74 / 1.00 Nathan Lief
Facilities Director
Facilities
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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:
545.15 Tons

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

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
73.83

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:

With the last three building projects, the first two being completed in Fall of 2012 and the third being completed in January of 2014, Macalester made a significant impact by choosing to remodel existing structures instead of leveling the site and starting from scratch. This choice kept a significant amount of waste from entering the waste stream, as well as reducing emissions from pouring new structures.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.