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Submission Date March 1, 2018
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Clark University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Jenny Isler
Director of Sustainability
Physical Plant / Facilities
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
110550 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 35550 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:
32.16

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

The new LEED Gold Certified Alumni & Student Engagement Center came online June 2016. .LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. At Clark we have two other certified buildings that were constructed in 2009:
LEED Gold: Lasry Center for Bioscience
LEED Silver: Blackstone Residence Hall
However, Clark also realized early on that LEED certification was a fancy way of giving someone else money for something you should already be doing for other reasons, such as energy saving, environmental protection, waste reduction and happy occupants. The $ spent on certification can go to the building itself instead.So the Clark policy (as mentioned elsewhere) is that all buildings and renovations are done to LEED Silver standards, but without the costly certification process. this question, though, only includes info about buildings that are certified.


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:
75000 Square Feet

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

It is Clark University policy that:
• New building construction will be designed and built to a minimum LEED Silver standard on all buildings larger than 5,000 square feet provided this does not increase the total cost of the project by more than 10%. This cost increment will be measured over the full life cycle of the building and will include any projected energy and other operating cost savings.
• Renovations will incorporate a minimum LEED Silver standard on all major capital renovations where the project costs will exceed 50% of the total replacement cost of the building.
• On smaller renovation projects (under 50%) the LEED criteria will still be applied to the defined scope of work.
• In all projects, sustainable practice for operations and maintenance will be exercised by incorporating relevant factors of the LEED standard regarding sustainable site selection, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation in design/operations.
• Questions concerning this policy should be communicated to the Director of Physical Plant.


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:

Johnson-Sanford Center Renovation
Bickman Fitness Center Renovation
It is Clark University policy that:

New building construction will be designed and built to a minimum LEED Silver standard on all buildings larger than 5,000 square feet provided this does not increase the total cost of the project by more than 10%. This cost increment will be measured over the full life cycle of the building and will include any projected energy and other operating cost savings.
Renovations will incorporate a minimum LEED Silver standard on all major capital renovations where the project costs will exceed 50% of the total replacement cost of the building.
On smaller renovation projects (under 50%) the LEED criteria will still be applied to the defined scope of work.
In all projects, sustainable practice for operations and maintenance will be exercised by incorporating relevant factors of the LEED standard regarding sustainable site selection, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation in design/operations.


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

The Senior Project Manager is a LEED AP.


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