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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 45.25
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Oct. 16, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Kentucky
OP-24: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.55 / 1.00 Shane Tedder
Sustainability Coordinator
Office oF Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
7,869.37 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
6,322.58 Tons

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 construction projects with a budget of $5 million or more are at least LEED certified at the University of Kentucky. The LEED process prioritizes the minimization of landfilled C&D materials and requires detailed tracking. Project managers maintain this information and can provide to Office of Sustainability upon request.


Prior to demo, UK brings in non-profits and allows them to get material out of the buildings for reuse. Smaller scale (< $600,000) renovation and construction projects are not currently tracking C&D diversion rates.

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.