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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 Gioia Thompson
Submission Date March 19, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Vermont
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Michelle Smith
Green Building Coordinator
UVM Capital Planning and Management
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Amount of construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered :
10,763 Tons

Amount of construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
11,771 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:

UVM has had a C&D waste recycling program since 2007.
UVM has diverted waste from two recent construction projects: The Dudley H. Davis Center and the Given Medical Complex. Materials recycled included: metal, wood, concrete, gypsum, and cardboard. Metal and cardboard materials were sent to All Cycle Waste; wood materials were sent to the McNeil biomass power plant; concrete materials were either crushed on site and used as fill and sub-base for roads or loaded in trucks and sent to Pike Industries for roadway; and gypsum materials were sent to GP Gypsum in Newington, New Hampshire.


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.