Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.82
Liaison Sandy DeJohn
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Binghamton University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.34 / 3.00 Sandy DeJohn
Utilities Manager / Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Facilities
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
834,184 Square Feet

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified at each level under a rating system for design and construction used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) :
Certified Floor Area
LEED BD+C Platinum or at the highest achievable level under another rating system 0 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 724,184 Square Feet
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g. BREEAM, CASBEE, DGNB, Green Star) 0 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Silver or at a step above minimum level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 0 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 0 Square Feet

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a non-GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g. Green Globes NC, Certified Passive House):
0 Square Feet

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
86.81

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list of certified buildings and ratings:

Refuse - 2014 - LEED Gold
Johnson - 2014 - LEED Gold
O'Connor - 2014 - LEED Gold
Digman - 2014 - LEED Gold
Center of Excellence - 2013 - LEED Gold


Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space that is NOT certified, but that was designed and constructed in accordance with published green building guidelines and policies:
110,000 Square Feet

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
The green building guidelines or policies:
Do the green building guidelines or policies cover the following?:
Yes or No
Impacts on the surrounding site (e.g. guidelines to reuse previously developed land, protect environmentally sensitive areas, and otherwise minimize site impacts) Yes
Energy consumption (e.g. policies requiring a minimum level of energy efficiency for buildings and their systems) Yes
Building-level energy metering Yes
Use of environmentally preferable materials (e.g. guidelines to minimize the life cycle impacts associated with building materials) Yes
Indoor environmental quality (i.e. guidelines to protect the health and comfort of building occupants) Yes
Water consumption (e.g. requiring minimum standards of efficiency for indoor and outdoor water use) Yes
Building-level water metering Yes

A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

In 2000, former New York State Governor George Pataki issued an Executive Order 111 under which all new constructions or major renovation projects shall meet a minimum of LEED Silver certification requirement. In 2012, current Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order 88 which requires all state buildings to achieve a 30% energy usage reduction by 2020. Additional information can be found here: http://system.suny.edu/capital-facilities/energy-management/sustainability/initiatives/.


A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:

Binghamton University has committed that all new building or major renovation projects be built to at least LEED Silver standards. Every new construction and major renovation project on campus since 2007 involved technical support of New York State State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) that provides technical support and financial incentives to achieve the highest building performance.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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