Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.54
Liaison Alex Miller
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Carleton College
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alexandra Miller
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Energy and Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Net-Zero Energy Increase for Building Contract

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Per the 2012 strategic plan for the College, we knew we liked being a small liberats college which helped inform our facility's strategic plan. This plan made a commitment to update and replace buildings instead of adding new ones. For the new Anderson Hall, we decided to instead of updating the old Mudd Hall, that we would replace this building and connect it to the adjacent science buildings to make one integrated science center.

Where the innovation comes in is that we were adding an additional 50,000 square feet of net building space, but wrote into the contract that we did not want to see ANY net increase in energy usage for the building. We also wanted this building to be LEED. While the process for certification is not complete, we are tracking to be LEED Platinum.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Coordination & Planning
Investment & Finance

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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