Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.20
Liaison Mina Amundsen
Submission Date Nov. 5, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Colby College
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.54 / 3.00 Kelly Doran
Director of Capital Projects and Construction
Facilities
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
165,888 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 12,481 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 153,407 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:
100

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

Colby uses LEED v4 for all new consturction and major renovation projects. Colby has 16 LEED certified spaces, 14 of which are LEED BD+C certified. The following LEED certified spaces have been constructed in the previous five years: Davis Science Center (Gold), Roberts Residence renovation (ID+C Gold), Miller Library renovation (ID+C Gold), Grossman Hall (Platinum).


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 :
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:

Colby adheres to LEED v4 criteria for all new construction and major renovation, with a goal of acheiving at least a Silver rating, which incorporates the use of enrionmentally preferable materials, responsible water use, indoor air quality, and energy use. Colby also abides by ASHRAE standards. In terms of land use, Colby is integrating LEED SITES into all planning processes. Energy modeling will be used to model proposed building design and assess cost and alternative systems to maximize efficency. For every new construction and major renovation, the possibility of incorporating renewable energy is considered. If scope or budget renders renewable energy sources not plausible, the building will be designed so that it can support renewable energy in the future. For all construction, Life Cycle Costing is used to determine the 20 year impacts of cost and emissions. Buildings included in the BAS program include: Athletic Center, Averill, Cotter Union, Dana, Davis Science Building, Diamond, East Quad, Foss, Drummond, Goddard-Hodgkins, Perkins-Wilson, Pierce, Piper, Treworgy, Heights, Hillside, Johnson, Marylow-Coburn, Anthony-Mitchell-Schupf, Olin, Roberts, Alfond Senior Apartments, SSW Alumni Center, West Quad, and Woodman. Buildings with water metering include: Averill, Roberts, Bixler, and Olin.


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

With all construction projects, Colby utilizes an integrated design process, so the Sustainability Coordinator is involved in the entire process. Additionally, within Colby Facilities, there are 5 LEED accredited professionals who help oversee a variety of projects. During the design and shop-drawing submittals, the project team, which consists of the project manager, design team, and various people in charge of operations and maintenance, is able to confirm that Colby's standards are being upheld. The Sustainability Director is invited to design meetings as appropriate, for example when discussing the energy sources for the building.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The total for LEED BD+C Gold includes LEED ID+C Gold certified buildings as well.

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