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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.

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Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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STARS v1.1

New Mexico State University
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

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Mgr. Env. Policy and Sustainability
Facilities and Services
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Amount of construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered :
41,767.34 Tons

Amount of construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
316.29 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contribute to the diversion rate for construction and demolition waste:

In order to meet LEED standards we recycle c+d waste. However, we had already been recycling this waste for years before we started building to LEED. Our Recycling and Solid Waste Department has been doing this for over seven years. We also collect metal and concrete from non-LEED campus construction and recycle.

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