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Liaison Jennifer Lamy
Submission Date March 6, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Emerson College
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
689,450 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 382,450 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:
55.47

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

LA Campus building - LEED Gold
Colonial building - LEED Gold
2 Boylston Place Building - LEED Gold (waiting approval)


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:
307,000 Square Feet

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

The remainder of the space consists of:
Remodeled office space in floors of buildings we lease property from; one of the three buildings included is LEED O+M
All of our renovated building spaces, including on leased properties, must utilize energy and water efficient design and operation.
Because of our location in the historic theater district,


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) Yes
Building-level energy metering Yes
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) 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:

All new building construction must be LEED B+D certified. All remodels and renovations, both in Emerson owned and leased spaces, must follow energy and water efficiency guidelines, requiring us to create resource saving infrastructure and resource saving technologies.


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

We have a construction department with oversight from leadership. All new actions are regulated by inspection from senior leaders.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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