Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.37
Liaison Benjamin Newton
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Central Community College
OP-3: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.06 / 3.00
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space:
88,372 Square Feet

Floor area of eligible building space designed and built in accordance with published green building codes, policies, and/or rating systems:
Floor area
Certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Platinum or Certified Living Building) 0 Square Feet
Certified at the 2nd highest level under a 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Gold) 0 Square Feet
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., BREEAM Very Good) 0 Square Feet
Certified at a step above minimum level under ar 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Silver) 0 Square Feet
Certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Certified) 0 Square Feet
Certified/verified at any level under a multi-attribute, non-GBC rating system for design and construction, a green building code, or a single-attribute rating system for design and construction 0 Square Feet
Designed and built in accordance with a multi-attribute green building code, policy, guideline, or rating system, but not certified/verified 66,000 Square Feet
Designed and built in accordance with a single-attribute green building code, policy, guideline, or rating system, but not certified/verified 18,200 Square Feet
Total 84,200 Square Feet

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
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A list of new construction and major renovation projects that indicates the green building code, policy/guideline, or rating system that applies to each building:

In August 2017 construction was completed on a 66,000 square foot Kearney Center, and it was built to LEED silver standards. The building did not pursue LEED certification, but included many of the key elements in the design features. Optimized energy performance is the key Net- Zero Ready design feature of the new Kearney Center with a goal of an average of 31 kBtu/sf/yr, while the national average college campus building energy usage index is 130.7 kBtu/sf/yr(Energy Star, 2016). Currently, the building is trending around 29 kBTU/sf which speaks well of the design, implementation, and Central Community College’s commitment to sustainability.

The building has energy sub-meters installed to measure the total building, HVAC, lighting, and plug load power consumption. The meters allow the energy usage of the building to be continuously monitored so benchmarks can be established and areas for improvement can be identified. A real-time dashboard displays and tracks electricity consumption that can be displayed on the campus website or lobby video wall. This data is connected into the building automation system to allow for load shedding strategies to be implemented when the building demand exceeds a predetermined level.
Currently, the real-time energy monitoring software has a live summary since September 7 that can viewed at http://www.egauge3169.egauge.es/5a0f6. The e-Gauge software can differentiate between plug loads, HVAC, and lighting. The energy monitoring system has a real time interface revealing potential issues every second. Also, eGauge sends facilities directors text and email alerts for unexpected demand or other costly failures (https://www.egauge.net).

17,000 square foot geothermal addition added for Hamilton Building in Hastings.


An inventory of new construction and major renovation projects that indicates the green building code, policy/guideline, or rating system that applies to each building:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s green building design and construction program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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HAS: A 17,000 square foot addition was added onto the south side of the Hamilton building (AMDT) The new addition utilizes a ground source geothermal HVAC system.

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