Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.30
Liaison Bo Solomon
Submission Date March 31, 2021
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Drexel University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Bo Solomon
University Sustainability Officer
Procurement
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
8,610.29 Square Metres

Floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
0 Square Metres

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 Metres
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 0 Square Metres
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 Metres
LEED BD+C Silver or at a step above minimum level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 0 Square Metres
LEED BD+C Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 0 Square Metres

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):
8,610.29 Square Metres

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:

The University follows Green Globes Building Certification guidelines for major renovations and new construction. Bossone Research Enterprise Center (3 Globes), Recreation Center (3 Globes), Gerri C. LeBow Hall (3 Globes), Korman Center (2 Globes), Millennium Hall (2 Globes), Northside Dining Terrace (2 Globes), Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (3 Globes), Queen Lane Academic Building (2 Globes), Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Building (1 Globe), URBN Center (3 Globes), and URBN Annex (2 Globes). The only LEED certified building is Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, which has a Gold rating.


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 Metres

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) No
Energy consumption (e.g. policies requiring a minimum level of energy efficiency for buildings and their systems) No
Building-level energy metering No
Use of environmentally preferable materials (e.g. guidelines to minimize the life cycle impacts associated with building materials) No
Indoor environmental quality (i.e. guidelines to protect the health and comfort of building occupants) No
Water consumption (e.g. requiring minimum standards of efficiency for indoor and outdoor water use) No
Building-level water metering No

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

The University follows Green Globes Building Certification guidelines for major renovations and new construction. Bossone Research Enterprise Center, Recreation Center, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, Korman Center, Millennium Hall, Northside Dining Terrace, Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, Queen Lane Academic Building, Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Building, URBN Center, and URBN Annex.


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

Drexel University is the first university in the country to commit to using Green Globes®, the Green Building Initiative's™ (GBI) independent environmental impact monitoring system, comprehensively through university policy, for all new construction and existing campus buildings. Green Globes is a web-enabled green building management tool that includes an assessment protocol, rating system and a framework of guidance for integrating environmentally friendly design and operation into buildings. A third-party independent assessment process is completed one year after occupancy, and results in a ranking based on Green Globes metrics.

Guidelines for Sustainable Building Designs and polices have been designed to express University Facilities' commitment to sustainable development: strengthening the message that it is essential to seek economic prosperity, environmental protection, and social equity together.


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