Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.39
Liaison Lynn Stoddard
Submission Date Dec. 31, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Eastern Connecticut State University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.74 / 3.00 Renee Theroux-Keech
Interim Director
Office of Facilities Management & Planning
"---" 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) :
165,662 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 0 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 128,118 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:
77.34

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

Eastern follows USGBC guidelines on how to certify buildings at each credit category. The FIne Arts Instructional Center was certified USGBC LEED silver certified in 2018.

*Not counted in this report: at Eastern we have one certified USGBC LEED silver Science Building (certified in 2008), and three LEED certified dormitories, Constitution, Nutmeg, and Laurel (certified in 2007).


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:
37,544 Square Feet

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

Newly constructed or renovated buildings are governed by the CT High Performance Building Requirements which are equivalent to LEED Silver or above.

The CT High Performance Building Requirements:
https://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/energy/buildingstandards/compliancemanualhighperformancebuildings.pdf


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 Yes

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

Newly constructed or renovated buildings are governed by the CT High Performance Building Requirements, which are equivalent to LEED Silver or above. For state agency buildings, this regulation includes twelve mandatory requirements that must be met by all projects. In addition, there are sixty optional strategies, twenty-six of mwhich must be met in order for the project to be in compliance. For schools, the regulation requires buildings to meet the twelve mandatory requirements that state agency buildings must meet plus six additional mandatory measures. Schools then must meet twenty-eight of fifty-nine optional strategies.

The regulations were adopted primarily to require state-funded buildings to be built
utilizing a high performance building standard equivalent to that of the United States
Green Buildings Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environment Design
(LEED) Green Building Rating Systemâ„¢-Silver. This rating system primarily focuses on
five areas of concern: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency,
materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

The regulations:
https://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/energy/buildingstandards/compliancemanualhighperformancebuildings.pdf


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

Newly constructed or renovated buildings are governed by the CT High Performance Building Requirements, which are equivalent to LEED Silver or above.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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This information was collected using information provided from Shellena Pitterson, and Renee Theroux-Keech.
The 37,544.0 sq ft is for the newly renovated Communication building, and the 128,118 sq ft is for the newly constructed Fine Arts Instructional Center, in our 2018 submission. Combined: 37,544 + 128,118 = 165,662

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