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Submission Date April 30, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Dickinson College
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Tyce Herrman
Projects Coordinator
Center for Sustainability Education
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations?:
Yes or No
LEED or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) Yes
The DGNB system, Green Star, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM, CASBEE, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
The Living Building Challenge No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) No

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

Rector Science Complex (James and Stuart Hall)-Gold (not eligible building space - older than five years)

Treehouse, Center for Sustainable Living-Gold (not eligible building space - older than five years)

Althouse Hall-Gold

Waidner-Admissions Building-Gold

Durden Athletic Training Center-Gold


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
73814 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 65873 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
4th Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
7941 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
April 1, 2008

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

Not yet certified buildings:
Kaufman Hall renovations

Kline Center expansion

Rector Science North


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

The Associate VP of Sustainability & Facilities Planning ensures that new building and construction projects meet our commitment to LEED silver or better.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or green building design and construction guidelines or policies is available:

Certified buildings and month/year of certification (certification date does not exactly match end of construction date, but is a close approximation).

Rector (James and Stuart Hall) - 90,000 sq. ft. Jan 2009
Waidner Admissions Building - 14,040 sq. ft. May 2013
Center for Sustainable Living (Treehouse) - 6,000 sq. ft. July 2008
Durden Athletic Training Center - 22,700 sq. ft. 2014
Althouse Hall - 29,133 sq. ft. August, 2010

New construction/renovation in past two years that is not certified (but built to LEED standards)
Rector North addition
Kline Fitness Center
Kaufman Hall greenhouse and new entrance

New construction/renovation in past five years that is not certified (but built to LEED standards)
Kaufman Hall CSE, classroom, and GIS lab renovations

The Treehouse and Rector Science Complex (James and Stuart Hall), while LEED Gold, were certified in 2008 and 2009, respectively, and so are not eligible building space.

The Rector Science North addition and Kline Center expansion were both completed less than 2 years ago and are thus exempted from eligible building space.

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