Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.47
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Colorado College
OP-3: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 George Eckhardt
Campus Planner
Facilities Services
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space:
14,118.29 Square Metres

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 Metres
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 Metres
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 Metres
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 Metres
Certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Certified) 0 Square Metres
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 Metres
Designed and built in accordance with a multi-attribute green building code, policy, guideline, or rating system, but not certified/verified 14,118.29 Square Metres
Designed and built in accordance with a single-attribute green building code, policy, guideline, or rating system, but not certified/verified 0 Square Metres
Total 14,118.29 Square Metres

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
0

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:

Colorado College has used the LEED rating system in the past, which gives credit to buildings based on five primary categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy & atmosphere, materials & resources, and indoor environmental quality. The College has two buildings that meet LEED certification requirements: The Russell T. Tutt Science Center (certified in 2003) and the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center (gold-level certified in 2008). Both of these buildings are past the eligibility date required by STARS.


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:
Website URL where information about the institution’s green building design and construction program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Colorado College Facility Design Guidelines Manual 2014, Rev. March 2017:
https://www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/facilities/plan-design-ops-maint/Facility%20Design%20Guidelines%20Manual,%20Rev.%203-16-17....pdf

Facility Life-Cycle Design Guidelines for Sustainability, Rev 3-16-17
https://www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/facilities/energy-management/FACILITY%20LIFE-CYCLE%20DESIGN%20GUIDELINES%20FOR%20SUSTAINABILITY,%20Rev.%203-16-17.pdf

Colorado College Tutt Library Renovation & Addition:

The carbon neutral, net-zero energy library also reflects Colorado College’s commitment to sustainability.

A geothermal energy field adjacent to the library has 80 wells arranged in a grid. The wells, each 400 feet deep and five-and-a-half inches wide, function as a heat exchanger for the reversible geothermal heat pump that provides both heating and cooling in the library. Additionally, a 115-kilowatt rooftop solar array, 400-kilowatt offsite solar array, and 130-kilowatt combined heat and power system are all part of the project. There are terraces on each level and a live green roof consisting of approximately 5,000 sedums.

Tutt Library News link: https://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/built-for-the-block-plan-and-the-planet#.WrF7mUlvRPY

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