Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.14
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Colorado State University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Carol Dollard
Energy Engineer
Facilities Management
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
1,547,122 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 60,000 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 267,623 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 1,159,123 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:
96.10

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

LEED Platinum: Chemistry Research
LEED Gold: Biology, Crabtree Hall, Corbett/Parmalee Dining, Richardson Design Center
LEED Silver: Health & Medical Center, Canvas Stadium, Michael Smith Natural Resources Addition, Translational Medicine Institute


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:
60,376 Square Feet

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

Colorado Senate Bill 51-07 - All buildings that receive 25% or more of state funding shall pursue LEED Gold Certification. Since 2007 the campus has extended that goal to all new buildings and major renovations even if there is no state funding.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2007a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/8EFE2CB5022F6CF687257251007C22D3?open&file=051_enr.pdf


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:

The state of Colorado has mandated that all new construction receiving 25% state funding be built to nationally accepted LEED Gold standards.

The Summary of Sustainable Priorities for state buildings is located at
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/osa/hpcp


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

Design teams are expected to follow the LEED process and use the LEED rating system as a project guide, regardless of the actual requirements set by the University for specific projects. For all projects, the design teams are required to organize the design and coordination efforts to follow the intent of an integrated and collaborative design process. The design process shall be integrated to develop and review design alternatives, perform first cost analyses, gain resolution on the project approach, determine the evaluation criteria, and to develop programmatic and sustainable design goals. In addition, the President's Sustainability Commission reviews new building proposals on large projects.


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