Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.45
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Dickinson College
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.85 / 3.00 Neil Leary
Center for Sustainability Education
"---" 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) :
67,481 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 36,740 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 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:

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

Two buildings certified LEED BD+C Gold:

Waidner Admissions Building - 14,040 sq. ft. - May 2013 - LEED Gold
Durden Athletic Training Center - 22,700 sq. ft. - 2014 - LEED 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:
30,741 Square Feet

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

Dickinson's strategic plan calls for all new buildings and major building renovations to be designed and constructed to a standard consistent with LEED BD+C Silver. In addition, Dickinson's campus master plan includes the following Building Stewardship and
Sustainability Guidelines (pg 49):

1. Evaluate materials and systems based on life cycle costs rather than on capital costs alone.
2. Evaluate systems that use natural ventilation, heating, and cooling during certain periods of the year.
3. Orient buildings to minimize solar gain and maximize usable daylight.
4. Consider the placement, eventual size and density of trees planted near buildings in relation to solar gain and natural daylight use.
5. Progressively replace existing fixtures with water conserving fixtures.
6. Treat and reuse storm runoff from roofs and other surfaces.
7. Select locally manufactured materials to limit transport-related costs and impacts.
8. Specify materials manufactured using environmentally sound production processes and renewable material sources. Favor certified wood products and recycled content materials.
9. Use materials that are durable, require limited maintenance, and are recyclable.
10. Eliminate CFCs, HCFC, halons and volatile organic compounds in building materials, mechanical systems, paints and adhesives.
11. Accommodate reclamation and recycling of chemicals in buildings; accommodate solid waste recycling within all new and remodeled buildings; protect indoor environmental quality.
12. Increase building materials salvage and construction waste recycling rates; encourage energy auditing by suppliers.
13. Increase on-site effluent treatment from laboratories to protect the campus environment.
14. Make consistent use of performance measures to determine the environmental and cost effectiveness of energy reduction and sustainability investments.
15. Use a consistent and tested set of guidelines to achieve project-wide sustainability.
16. Meet or exceed standards endorsed by the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUCCP).

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 No

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

Two building projects were designed and constructed to meet LEED Gold standards but have not been certified. Each project is part of a larger multi-year project; applications for LEED certification will be made when the full projects are completed.

Kaufman Hall Greenhouse: 7,941 sq ft constructed to LEED Gold standards in 2014. Approximately 25% of Kaufman Hall was renovated to LEED EBOM Gold standard; waiting till rest of building is renovated before will apply for certification.

Rector Science North - 22,800 sq ft new wing added to Rector Science building, which was certified LEED BD+C Gold in 2008. Plan to apply for LEED EBOM certification when all phases of Rector Science Complex project are completed.

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 programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Does not include Kline Fitness Center; application for LEED certification pending; Gold certification expected.

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