Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.71
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bowdoin College
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.24 / 3.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Mgmt
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
80,265 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 29,167 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 14,552 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 13,130 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 8,780 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:
81.77

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

Roux Center for the Environment (LEED Platinum), 52 Harpswell Road (LEED Gold), 216 Maine Street (LEED Silver), Whittier Field House (LEED Certified)


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:
14,636 Square Feet

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

Each of the three buildings included in this number are under 7,000 sq ft. Two of them were upgrades/renovations that focused considerable attention on improving the building envelop and heating systems of the buildings. The emphasis of our green building design standards has been placed on sustainable site location, water efficiency, energy conservation, indoor air quality and the use of materials that are either harvested sustainably or made from recyclable materials. As can been seen in Appendix A, Bowdoin had been incorporating sustainable design features into all of its new building projects since 2000, including the construction of Osher and West residence halls, Sidney J. Watson Arena, and the Peter Buck Center for Health & Fitness which have all been certified under the LEED™ process.
Bowdoin is publishing these guidelines to provide architects and contractors with a framework for helping us reach our goal of building efficient and environmentally friendly buildings that enhance the well being of the people that live and work in them. These guidelines continue to be a work in progress. They are intended to serve as both a communication and working tool that aids in planning, design, and construction of renovation projects with an appropriate level of attention to economic and environmental concerns.


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

Bowdoin requires that the architect to provide a close out report on how the building meets the green design standards.


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