Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Elon University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.59 / 3.00 Brad Moore
University Architect and Director
Planning, Design and Construction Management
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
627272 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 398889 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:
63.59

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

The following projects utilized the LEED for New Construction rating system: Numen Lumen Pavilion - LEED Silver; Lakeside Dining Hall - LEED Silver; Global Commons Building and Global Residence Halls A-E - LEED Silver; Inman Admissions Welcome Center - LEED Silver; Dwight C. Schar Hall and Steers Pavilion - LEED Silver.


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:
228383 Square Feet

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

Elon University's Green Building Policy and Sustainability Design Standards are available at http://www.elon.edu/e-web/bft/sustainability/ci-buildings.xhtml

Green Building Policy - http://www.elon.edu/docs/e-web/bft/sustainability/Elon%20Green%20Building%20Policy.pdf
Sustainability Design Standards - http://www.elon.edu/e-web/bft/cmdept/design.xhtml


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) No
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:

Elon University has a Green Building Policy indicating new construction projects and major renovations consisting of 8,000 or more square feet of conditioned, occupied space will pursue LEED certification. LEED Silver certification is the strongly preferred level and in no case will such projects achieve less than LEED Certified certification. New projects less than 8,000 square feet and minor renovations must follow the University’s Sustainability Design Standards at a minimum. The scope of renovations varies greatly from primarily cosmetic to full gut and rebuild. As such, not all sections of the design standards are applicable on each renovation.


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

Many of the items in the Sustainability Design Standards have become best practice for the Planning, Design and Construction Management Team. The Standards are shared and referenced with project teams as needed.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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This information represents projects completed in 2013 to 2017.

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