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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 Silver
Overall Score 50.89
Liaison Nicholas Kordesch
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

San Francisco State University
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.48 / 1.00 Rachelle Caterson
Student Assistant
Office of Sustainability

Criteria

Institution diverts non-hazardous construction and demolition waste from the landfill and/or incinerator. 

Soil and organic debris from excavating or clearing the site do not count for this credit.  


Applicability

This credit applies to all institutions that have conducted a major construction, renovation and/or demolition project in the three years prior to the anticipated date of submission. 


Scoring

Institutions earn the maximum of 1 point available for this credit by diverting all of their non-hazardous construction and demolition waste from the landfill or incinerator in a one-year period. Incremental points are awarded based on the percentage of waste that is recovered. For example, an institution that diverts 50 percent of its construction and demolition waste would earn 0.5 points (half of the points available for this credit). 

Points for this credit are calculated automatically in the STARS Reporting Tool as follows:

C&D waste recycled, donated or otherwise recovered

 

C&D waste landfilled or incinerated

 

Total amount of C&D waste generated (recovered + disposed)

______

+

______

=

______

 

Factor

 

C&D waste recycled, donated or otherwise recovered

 

Total amount of C&D waste generated (recovered + disposed)

 

Points earned

1

×

______

÷

______

=

Up to 1

 


Measurement

Timeframe

Report on the most recent data available for a one-year period from within the three years prior to the anticipated date of submission.

Sampling and Data Standards

Waste figures measured in volume may be converted to weight using the conversion factors for construction debris provided by CalRecycle, other state or provincial authorities, or the guidance provided by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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.