Froedtert & Mortenson Recognized for Recycling
Milwaukee (Oct. 25, 2007) — WasteCap Wisconsin honored Milwaukee-based Mortenson Construction and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin for their recycling efforts at Froedtert’s new Clinical Cancer Center project in Wauwatosa. The organizations received a “Big Diverter Award” for recycling more than 98 percent of the unused and waste building materials used in the project.
The Clinical Cancer Center building’s recycling efforts have accumulated:
- 20,607.15 tons of materials recycled (41,214,300 pounds)
- 928.25 tons of metal recycled (1,856,500 pounds)
- 129.6 tons of wood recycled (259,200 pounds)
- 19,500 tons of concrete recycled (39,000,000 pounds)
- 2.1 tons of cardboard recycled (4,200 pounds)
- 2 tons of material reused (4,000 pounds)
- The equivalent of 891 trees have been saved by recycling wood and cardboard.
Based on WasteCap’s involvement and/or monitoring of current project recycling programs, the organization recognizes the owner and general contractor of the project with the highest recycling rate. This year’s nominees included the top eight projects with exemplary recycling rates, with Mortenson and Froedtert coming out on top in the New Construction category.
About Mortenson ConstructionRanked one of the largest general contractors in Wisconsin, Mortenson provides a complete range of total construction services, including program management, preconstruction services, general contracting, construction management, and design-build. The Milwaukee office has completed numerous projects across the state including multiple healthcare projects for Froedtert Hospital, Columbia St. Mary’s, and Aurora Health Care. For more information, visit http://www.mortenson.com.
Author: Bridget Slack
Last Review Date: Oct. 25, 2007