Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.29
Liaison Mary Fischer
Submission Date March 28, 2011
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Brandeis University
OP-2: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 4.00 Janna Cohen-Rosenthal
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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New building space that meets "Eligible Buildings Criteria":
268,723 Square Feet

New building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but not LEED certified:
268,723 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Certified :
0 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Silver certified:
0 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Gold certified :
0 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Platinum certified:
0 Square Feet

The website URL where a copy of the institution's guidelines or policies for green building is available :
An electronic copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date(s) the policies or guidelines were adopted:
9/1/2006

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

Environmental responsibility is a central focus of the Capital Projects Departments design and construction process. Since 2006 Brandeis Office of Capital Projects has adhered to a policy of creating projects at a LEED Silver (or greater) equivalent standard. Project Managers in the office are LEED accredited and contracted firms are chosen for their green building expertise. The buildings have not been third-party certified by the US Green Building Council, but the design team works to meet the standards set by LEED. Current requirements of obtaining LEED certification through third-party verification are cost prohibitive because of the inability to account for the efficiencies in using a central heating plant. Future versions of LEED may change this regulation and the University will strive to meet higher green building goals- see the Brandeis Climate Action Plan for more details.


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