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Assoc Director, Analysis & Assessment
Penn State's Construction and Demolition Program manages construction and demolition waste. It separates recycleable materials from non-recycleables and disposes of them appropriately.
Penn State includes a Construction Waste Management requirement on all projects regardless of whether or not LEED certification is pursued. This requirement stipulates that the contractor recycle and/or salvage 75% of construction, demolition, and land clearing waste, and is detailed in Article 8.11 of General Conditions of the Contract http://www.opp.psu.edu/planning-construction/design_and_construction_standards/division-00-procurement-and-contracting-requirements/documents/SECTION%20D%20GC.pdf
In 2008 Penn State established a partnership with Armstrong Ceilings to recycle old ceiling tiles removed from renovation sites. Used tiles are removed and stored in a trailer provided by Armstrong until it reaches capacity, then are transported off-site to be remanufactured into new ceiling tiles.
Waste data reported is from major (>$5m) construction/ renovation projects completed in 2016 on University Park campus.
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