Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 39.55
Liaison Jaclynn Maahs
Submission Date June 28, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Concordia College - Moorhead
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.80 / 3.00 Samantha Westrate
Sustainability Coordinator
Academic Affairs
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
60468 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 0 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 52973 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:
87.61

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

Grant Center - LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations, Silver
The Science Center is currently under renovation, approaching LEED Silver or Gold


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:
7495 Square Feet

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

LEED Silver Standards


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:

Barry Auditorium


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

Barry Auditorium was constructed according to considerations in LEED for Building Design and Construction, v. 2009. Due to issues with connectivity to the Grant Center, difficulties defining building space given shared equipment and air-handling units, the space was not registered for LEED review and certification. An internal investigation and counting of applicable features and credits was conducted to ascertain an estimate of how the space might have fared under LEED certification. Although it is likely that the space may not have received LEED Silver, as the Grant Center did, it is in line with building practices equivalent with LEED Certified certification.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Information about Grant Center's LEED Silver certification, including some of its features, can be found at: www.concordiacollege.edu/news-media/detail/college-earns-sustainability-distinction/

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