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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Michele Hebert
Submission Date Aug. 26, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of Alaska Fairbanks
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Cody Bell
Engineering Assistant
UAF Design & Construction
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Amount of construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered :
54 Tons

Amount of construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
216 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:

The figures for this credit came from Cody Bell, for a recent construction project on the UAF campus- the Life Sciences Facility building. The numbers were based on daily reports by HC Contractors. The conversion of 3 cubic yards per ton was used to convert concrete, scrap iron, recycled, and land filled totals from cubic yards to tons. Scrap iron and recycled totals were considered in the recycled/donated/recovered category, while concrete waste and landfilled materials combined made up the landfilled materials. Here is the breakdown in tons:
Scrap Iron - 12
Recycled - 24
Landfilled - 18
Concrete - 198

The following is a quote from Darrin Edson about construction projects.
"Basically, we look at projects from sustainable angle, more now than ever before. When we walk on to a job or project site now, our first observation is taking in what we can save and what we cannot. Take the new Life Science building site prep. We sold trailers, moved buildings to used in other location, cleared trees and sold them for use by the community, built up a stock pile of wood and logs to be used by the University, we retained most all of the organic soil for processing and use as top soil, we are using large amounts of the excavations soils for addition purposes on campus and will be left with about 5000 cubic yards of clean silt for use in the future."


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.