Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.96
Liaison Stephanie Corbett
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Case Western Reserve University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.96 / 3.00 Stephanie Corbett
Director
Energy & Sustainability
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
334,280 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 44,936 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 289,344 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:
100

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

Since 2008 the University mandates that all new construction or substantial renovations achieve the US GBC's LEED Silver rating.
1. Tomlinson Hall - NC LEED Silver
2. The Village @ 115 - NC LEED 1 Gold, 1 Silver
3. Field House - applying for LEED Silver, occupied August 2014, not yet certified
4. Tinkham Veale University Center - certified LEED GOLD, occupied August 2014
5. Stephanie Tubbs Jones Hall - occupied September 2015, certified LEED Gold
6. Think Box, a major renovation - occupied September 2015, designed to achieve LEED Silver, not yet certified
7. Alumni Center Addition - occupied September 2016, designed to achieve LEED Silver, not yet certified
Four additional projects are in design or early construction:
8. Health Education Campus
9. Dental School
10. Fribley Dining Hall
11. North Residential Village Rennovations
All 7-9 will achieve a minimum of LEED NC Silver


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:

All new buildings since 2008 have been required to be built at a minimum LEED silver. The Facilities Standards document describes additional guidelines for the construction of buildings.


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

CWRU is held accountable for its green building policy (minimum LEED Silver) via the public ACUPCC reporting system.
All related RFPs and contracts legally require LEED Silver certification for new construction and major renovations.
Additionally, the University has created its own internal green building guidelines that offer architectural and engineering teams a customized road map of how each green building should operate.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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