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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 77.43
Liaison Claudia Frere-Anderson
Submission Date Oct. 14, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Washington, Seattle
OP-24: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.96 / 1.00 Emily Newcomer
Program Manager
Building Services - UW Recycling
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
36,454.69 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
1,472.68 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:

Daily operation and C&D collection 2013-2014:
Recycled: 1101.85 tons
Reused: 993.20 tons
Landfill: 252 tons

UW Recycling has several permanent Construction & Demolition (C&D) recycling containers (10-yard and 20-yard roll of containers) in their Corp Yard 2 location that encourage the proper disposal of the following materials: C&D, Concrete, Clean Wood and Scrap Metal. The Corp Yard 1 location has permanent containers on-site to collect carpet and C&D. Other academic or facilities services buildings have permanent containers on site to collect C&D and scrap metal. Temporary containers are also called in for specific jobs. All containers are well labeled and the areas well-signed to encourage proper use and to minimize contamination. In FY 15 we diverted 1,305.73 tons of C&D, clean wood concrete, carpet and scrap metal from these two locations.

Totals for below LEED Projects
34,359.64 Tons Diverted
1,120.68 Tons Landfilled
35,480.32 Tons Total Waste
97% Diversion.

LEED Projects for the past 3 years: Reporting in tons.
Alder Hall: 2,774.89 diverted, 98.73 landfilled
Poplar Hall: 420.37 Diverted, 33.76 Landfilled
Elm Hall: 509.47 diverted, 65.64 Landfilled
Lander Hall: 9,685.03 diverted, 333.86 Landfilled
Molecular Engineering & Sciences: 106.68 diverted, 50.94 landfill
Dempsey Hall: 3,657 Diverted, 3.42 Landfilled
Samuel Kelley Ethnic Cultural Center: 200.96 diverted, 52.25 landfill
Mercer Court Apartments: 6,944.06 Diverted, 24.80 landfilled
Husky Union Building: 10,061.18 Diverted; 457.28 Landfilled


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.