Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.97
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Boston University
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Dennis Carlberg
Associate Vice President for University Sustainability
BU Sustainability
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Endowment size:
2,207,565,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area:
906 Acres

Large city

IECC climate zone:
5 - Cool

Gross floor area of building space:
15,029,385 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
678,619.76 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
63,946.99 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space:
229,416.27 Square Feet

Additional documentation to support the submission :

Historically, Boston University's (BU) total campus area was based on the size of its two main campuses in Boston, the Charles River Campus, and Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC); roughly 130 acres. On December 7, 2017 BU formally adopted a new Climate Action Plan which redefined the campus area to include all property owned globally. The two additional properties in New England, Tanglewood in eastern Massachusetts and Sargent Center in southern New Hampshire largely affects the change in BU's campus area number for fiscal year 2018. Tanglewood is 64 acres and Sargent Center is 673 acres. In addition, BUMC utilizes a 35-acre farm in Holliston, MA for forensic research. On June 1, 2018, Wheelock College (5 acres) merged with BU, becoming the Fenway Campus; this campus will also be included in our institutional boundary for the last month of the 2018 fiscal year.

We do not plan to update these changes in BU's previous STARS reports.

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