Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.02
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dalhousie University
OP-3: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 3.00 Rochelle Owen
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space:
53,143 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) 17,913 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 35,230 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 53,143 Square Metres

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
33.71

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:

Fitness Centre - LEED Gold. 5,217 m2

IDEA and Design Building - registered as LEED Gold may end up as LEED platinum but entered as LEED gold. Entered them now as they were open in 2018. 12,697 m2

LEED is a third‐party certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.

Tupper building had a major deep retrofit and full building upgrade following a number of sustainable practices and designs. Significant reduction in energy and water. Video and education material for all projects including the Tupper building on green building site. 35,230 m2


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:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s green building design and construction program is available:
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