Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.37
Liaison Holly Andersen
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Bennington College
OP-3: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space:
85,000 Square Feet

Floor area of eligible building space designed and built in accordance with published green building codes, policies, and/or rating systems:
Floor area
Certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Platinum or Certified Living Building) 0 Square Feet
Certified at the 2nd highest level under a 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Gold) 85,000 Square Feet
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., BREEAM Very Good) 0 Square Feet
Certified at a step above minimum level under ar 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Silver) 0 Square Feet
Certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Certified) 0 Square Feet
Certified/verified at any level under a multi-attribute, non-GBC rating system for design and construction, a green building code, or a single-attribute rating system for design and construction 0 Square Feet
Designed and built in accordance with a multi-attribute green building code, policy, guideline, or rating system, but not certified/verified 0 Square Feet
Designed and built in accordance with a single-attribute green building code, policy, guideline, or rating system, but not certified/verified 0 Square Feet
Total 85,000 Square Feet

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
100

A list of new construction and major renovation projects that indicates the green building code, policy/guideline, or rating system that applies to each building:

We have renovated the original academic building on campus, Commons, renovated the an old chicken coop and made it into our health center, added an addition onto our student center, and built the Center for the Advancement in Higher Education. All of these buildings are either on low pressure steam from our biomass plant, are on heat pump systems, or geothermal. All these buildings are LED and exceed the Vermont Energy Code. We do not so through any process like LED, as we are a small liberal arts college with no endowment and do not have the funds to do that.


An inventory of new construction and major renovation projects that indicates the green building code, policy/guideline, or rating system that applies to each building:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s green building design and construction program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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