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Focus on UD’s footprint: Green construction diverts 75 tons from landfill

Focus on UD’s footprint: Green construction diverts 75 tons from landfill

Rebar juts from concrete and stretches toward the sky at the corner of Academy Street and Lovett Avenue like crocuses in springtime, signaling new growth at the University of Delaware.

The East Campus Utility Plant (ECUP) is taking shape, part of a larger project that also includes the new Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Laboratory (ISE-Lab).

With UD’s green construction efforts, these projects have diverted 82 percent, or 75 tons of waste from landfills, according to Whiting Turner, the company leading construction.

“That’s 150,000 pounds of bricks and mortar,” explained Larry McGuire, senior project manager for UD’s Facilities Planning and Construction. (full article)