1.4 : Environmental Data




1.4.14 2003 Construction and Demolition Debris Generated from Construction Activities
Debris (million tons) | Debris (percent of total buildings sector)
Residential Commercial Buildings | Residential Commercial Buildings
Construction 10.0 5.0 15.0 | 6% 3% 9%
Demolition 38.0 33.0 71.0 | 22% 19% 42%
Renovation 19.0 65.0 84.0 | 11% 38% 49%
Total 67.0 103.0 170.0 | 39% 61% 100%
Note(s): 170 million tons of construction and demolition debris represents approximately 3.2 pounds of debris per person per day in the U.S.









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Sources:

EPA/OSW, Estimating 2003 Building-Related Construction and Demolition Materials Amounts, March 2009, Table 2-7, p. 17