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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 81.30
Liaison Sarah Munro
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Connecticut
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.78 / 1.00 Sarah Munro
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Environmental Policy
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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:
7,539.68 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
2,185.10 Tons

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
77.53

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:

All new projects are LEED certified, and minimally follow rates associated with the standards for recycling and reuse. UConn adopted its own Campus Sustainable Design Guidelines in 2007, but has recently revised the policy in June of 2016. These guidelines apply to both the construction of new buildings as well as the renovation of preexisting buildings. UConn’s Sustainable Design and Construction Policy requires a LEED gold certification as a minimum performance standard for all projects that exceed $5 million. Building projects may only be exempt from the LEED gold minimal performance standard by approval of the University’s Board of Trustees Building, Grounds & Environmental Committee.

UConn’s Sustainable Design and Construction Policy can be found here:
http://policy.uconn.edu/2014/10/01/the-university-of-connecticut-sustainable-design-and-construction-policy/
UConn’s Sustainable Design Guidelines:

http://www.ecohusky.uconn.edu/docs/development/Sustainable_Design_Guidelines_2004.pdf


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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.