Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.38
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 1, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Cornell University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.64 / 3.00 Steve Beyers
Facilities Environmental & Energy Engineer
Facilities Engineering
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
1300645 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 460964 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 794772 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 40509 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:
99.66

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

The following buildings were LEED certified through the end of the reporting period:
Alice Cook House (5/05)
Weill Hall (10/08)
NYS Vet Diagnostic Lab (9/11)
Physical Sciences Building (8/11)
Riley Robb Biofuels Lab (5/10)
Central Energy Plant Offices (3/11)
Martha Van Rensselaer Phase I (12/11)
Martha Van Rensselaer Phase II (8/14)
Human Ecology Building (9/12)
Brian Nevins Plantations Welcome Center (10/12)
Milstein Hall (6/12)
Marriott Learning Center (10/13)
Fernow Hall (7/14)
Teaching Dairy Barn (7/14)
Cornell Law School Addition (11/14)
Gates Hall (10/15)
Warren Hall (8/15)
Kimball Hall (2/16)
Klarman Hall (8/16)
Stocking Hall (10/16)

The following buildings have been completed and LEED certified, but fall outside of this years reporting range and will be included in the totals for the current reporting period:

N/A


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 :
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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) ---
Energy consumption (e.g. policies requiring a minimum level of energy efficiency for buildings and their systems) ---
Building-level energy metering ---
Use of environmentally preferable materials (e.g. guidelines to minimize the life cycle impacts associated with building materials) ---
Indoor environmental quality (i.e. guidelines to protect the health and comfort of building occupants) ---
Water consumption (e.g. requiring minimum standards of efficiency for indoor and outdoor water use) ---
Building-level water metering ---

A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:

The University has made a commitment to pursue LEED certification (silver level minimum) for all new buildings and renovation projects exceeding $5M in value. All new construction must comply with university design standards which include - 01003 Green Building Guidelines (http://cds.fs.cornell.edu/file/01003_Green%20Building%20Guidelines.pdf)

The following buildings have been LEED CERTIFIED and fall within this reporting period:
Teaching Dairy Barn (7/14)

The following buildings have been certified LEED GOLD and fall within this reporting period:
NYS Vet Diagnostic Lab (9/11)
Physical Sciences Building (8/11)
Martha Van Rensselaer Phase I (12/11)
Brian Nevins Plantations Welcome Center (10/12)
Milstein Hall (6/12)
Marriott Learning Center (10/13)
Fernow Hall (7/14)
Martha Van Rensselaer Phase II (8/14)
Gates Hall (10/15)
Kimball Hall (2/16)
Stocking Hall (10/16)

The following buildings have been certified LEED Platinum and are included in this reporting period:
Human Ecology Building (9/12)
Cornell Law School Addition (11/14)
Warren Hall (8/15)
Klarman Hall (8/16)

The following buildings are LEED certified but fall outside of the reporting period:
Alice Cook House (Certified - 5/05)
Weill Hall (Gold - 10/08)
Central Energy Plant Offices (Gold - 3/11)
Riley Robb Biofuels Lab (Gold – 5/10)

The following buildings are LEED certified by fall outside of the reporting period and will be included in next years application:

N/A

The following buildings are registered and in process of certification by USGBC. These buildings are not included in the current totals:
Rice Hall
Upson Hall
Martha Van Rensselaer Phase III
Rand Hall Fine Arts Library
University Health Services
Community Practice Service Building
College of Veterinary Studies
Hughes Hall


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

https://cds.fs.cornell.edu/toc.cfm

All campus projects are subject to university design and construction standards which include:
018110 GREEN BUILDING GUIDELINES
018120 ENERGY GUIDELINES
018130 ENERGY MODELING GUIDELINES


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