Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Mary Fischer
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Brandeis University
OP-2: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Lea Lupkin
Interim Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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New building space that meets "Eligible Buildings Criteria":
268723 Square Feet
+ Date Revised: May 15, 2013

New building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but not LEED certified:
268723 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.


The names of all buildings that are certified under the LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations, LEED for Commercial Interiors, and/or LEED for Core and Shell Green Building Rating Systems:
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The names of all buildings designed and constructed in accordance with green building guidelines and policies but not LEED certified:
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