Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.05
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 5, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Cornell University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.65 / 3.00 Steve Beyers
Facilities Environmental & Energy Engineer
Facilities Engineering
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
1,037,335 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 397,609 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 587,311 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 11,906 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 40,509 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:

While the University has 26 LEED certified buildings, only those completed within the current (5 year) reporting period are included in the list below and in the certified square footage numbers.

Fernow Hall
Teaching Dairy Barn
Cornell Law School Addition
Gates Hall
Warren Hall
Kimball Hall
Klarman Hall
Stocking Hall
Upson Hall
Hughes Hall
Cornell Health
CVM Center Expansion
CVM Community Practice


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) 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) ---
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 - http://www.sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/initiatives/green-buildings

The following buildings have been LEED CERTIFIED and fall within this reporting period:
Teaching Dairy Barn

The following buildings have been LEED SILVER and fall within this reporting period:
CVM Community Practice

The following buildings have been certified LEED GOLD and fall within this reporting period:

Fernow Hall
Martha Van Rensselaer Phase II
Gates Hall
Kimball Hall
Stocking Hall
Hughes Hall
Cornell Health
CVM Center Expansion

The following buildings have been certified LEED Platinum and are included in this reporting period:

Cornell Law School Addition
Warren Hall
Klarman Hall
Upson Hall


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

https://www.fcs.cornell.edu/cornell-design-standards

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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