Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Jennifer Foley
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Boston College
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Martin Dugal
Associate VP
Facilities Services
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
884122 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 0 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 439464 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:
49.71

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

Stokes Hall (307 Beacon St) - Certified LEED Silver
Thomas Moore Apartments (2150 Commonwealth Ave) - LEED Silver Certification Pending


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:
288433 Square Feet

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
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The green building guidelines or policies:

City of Boston requires large renovation projects to comply with Article 37, Green Building Guidelines.


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:

Reservoir Apartments (2000 Commonwealth Ave)


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

Through the City of Boston Article 37 Requirements, Boston College was required to submit thorough documentation demonstrating that the guidelines were met for their renovation project. Many of the compliance areas require operational processes in order to meet the guidelines in an ongoing manner.


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