Sign #8 – Materials + Resources - How much dirt + soil was removed in the construction
of this building and how much of it was re-used?
During the early construction phase of the Physical Sciences (PS) building in 2009
and 2010, the ground had to be prepared to accommodate what would become SBVC’s largest
building at nearly 56,000 square feet.
What used to be located on the footprint of the PS building was the north end of the
old North Hall and the old Maintenance and Operations facilities.
Truck after truck left the work site with a total of 8,948 tons of material including
cardboard, wood, metal, and concrete in order to prepare the ground for new construction.
Although soil, dirt and topsoil from site-clearing do not count towards an official
point for LEED-certification, the recycling and salvaging of most non-hazardous building
materials do count.
This includes (but is not limited to):
• Crushed rock