Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.57
Liaison Kylee Singh
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California Polytechnic State University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.02 / 3.00 Eric Veium
Energy & Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management & Development
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
389114 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 313954 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 0 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:
80.68

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

Cal Poly uses the United States Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system to guide sustainable design of new buildings, renovations, and operations. As per CSU policy, all new facilities are designed to be equivalent to a minimum LEED Certified level, with the goal of each project achieving LEED Silver or higher. Since state general funds may not be used to pay for certification, the University attempts to find alternate sources of funding for LEED certification of each project. Cal Poly was awarded LEED Silver certification of the Faculty Offices East building in 2008 and LEED Gold certification of the Poly Canyon Village student housing project in 2009.

Baker Science
The Warren J. Baker Center for Science and Mathematics (Baker Science) was completed in summer 2013 and opened for classes in Fall 2014. The $119 million, 189,000 square foot building replaced the north wings of the aging Science Building 52 with six levels of state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms, faculty offices, and student spaces, in the heart of campus. Baker Science incorporates advances in sustainable design, construction methods, and building monitoring systems to provide a physical example of Cal Poly's environmental stewardship.The building achieved LEED gold certification.

Rec Center Expansion
The expanded Recreation Center opened in January 2012 and is a destination for the Cal Poly community to relax, recreate and socialize. The space was created through the shared vision, hard work and financial commitment of Cal Poly students. The building design includes an Indirect/Direct Evaporative Cooling (IDEC) system that provides virtually all of the cooling needs of the building. The building also includes a living roof, low-energy, high-efficiency HVAC and lighting systems, as well as shaded glazing that floods the interior with natural light. The Recreation Center achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.


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:
0 Square Feet

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
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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:
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A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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