Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.54
Liaison Alex Miller
Submission Date March 6, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Carleton College
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.01 / 3.00 Alexandra Miller
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Energy and Sustainability
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
72,499 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 0 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:
0

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

Carleton has the following LEED-NC certified buildings:
James and Cassat residence halls - LEED gold (91,536 sf) 2009
Weitz center for creativity- LEED gold (135,000 sf) 2011


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:
58,131 Square Feet

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

Sustainability section in the Carleton Design and Construction Standards requires the new construction to meet LEED Silver standards as a minimum.


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:

Sustainable building guidelines are integrated into Carleton's construction / design standards (document attached). Standards include a requirement to achieve minimum LEED Silver on all new construction.


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

Carleton's Manager of Campus Energy and Sustainability reviews design documents at each phase and delivers a written memo to the project manager outlining any aspects that do not meet the sustainability points in Carleton's Construction & Design Standards.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Construction TOTAL 2014-2019: Weitz Performance Commons 2017 (58,131), Scoville 2017 (14,368)

For FY20: Anderson Science and currently tracking LEED Platinum

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