Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

American University
OP-2: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Emily Curley
Sustainability Coordinator
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New building space that meets "Eligible Buildings Criteria":
19,209.18 Square meters

New building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but not LEED certified:
0 Square meters

New building space that is LEED Certified :
0 Square meters

New building space that is LEED Silver certified:
0 Square meters

New building space that is LEED Gold certified :
19,209.18 Square meters

New building space that is LEED Platinum certified:
0 Square meters

The website URL where a copy of the institution's guidelines or policies for green building is available :
An electronic copy of the guidelines or policies :

The date(s) the policies or guidelines were adopted:
January 15, 2010

A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:
AU has an active "Sustainable Design and Construction Standards Committee" that reviews and updates university design and construction standards to conform to LEED Silver guidelines at a minimum. We have three LEED AP professionals on staff in our Office of the University Architect. Design firms for new construction projects are required contractually to provide designs that conform to LEED Silver at a minimum.

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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