Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.72
Liaison Philip Mansfield
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Carleton University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Philip Mansfield
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management and Planning
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations?:
Yes or No
LEED or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) No
The DGNB system, Green Star, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM, CASBEE, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
The Living Building Challenge No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) Yes

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

Carleton University has committed to ensuring that all new construction and major renovations are assessed against the Green Globes Rating system and will achieve at minimum a rating of 3 out of 5.

The Green Globes system is an internationally recognised, third party, certification and building environmental design and management tool. It allows an evaluation against such factors as:project management, energy consumption, site use, space and water optimization, and waste management.

To date a number of buildings have been assessed across the campus including:
•Canal Building (5 Globes)
•Health Sciences Building (Design) (5 Globes)
•Residence Commons (4 Globes)
•River Building (4 Globes)
•Herzberg Laboratories addition (4 Globes)
•Russell-Grenville House (4 Globes)
•Frontenac (3 Globes)
•MacOdrum Library renovation (3 Globes)
•Lennox-Addington (3 Globes)


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
1068952 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
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Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) ---

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
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Mid-Level ---
Highest Achievable Level ---

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level ---
4th Highest Level ---
Mid-Level ---
2nd Highest Level ---
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Floor area of building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
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Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
1068952 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
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A copy of the guidelines or policies :
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The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
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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:

As part of Facilities Management and Planning sustainability initiatives (Sustainability Strategic Plan), Carleton has outlined a commitment for all new construction and major renovations are assessed against the Green Globes Rating system and will achieve at minimum a rating of 3 out of 5. Review and Assesment of this action are assessed as part of FMP planning and departmental scorecards.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or green building design and construction guidelines or policies is available:

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