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Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date July 25, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Emory University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Brent Zern
Environmental Engineer
Campus Services
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Does the institution have any building space certified under the following green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations?:
Yes or No
LEED or another 4-tier rating system used by an Established Green Building Council (GBC) Yes
The DGNB system, Green Star, or another 3-tier GBC rating system No
BREEAM, CASBEE, or another 5-tier GBC rating system No
The Living Building Challenge No
Other non-GBC rating systems (e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes) Yes

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

LEED NC Rating System (except as noted)

Gold
Goizueta Business School (EB) 122,000
Oxford College Residence Hall 114,381
Yerkes Field Station 17,500
Psychology 121,178
Goizueta Business School Addition 101,920
Few Residence Hall 110,048
Evans Residence Hall
Longstreet-Means Residence Hall 114,000
Oxford Road Building 58,000
Hamilton Holmes Hall 37,868
Yerkes Dual Function Facility 19,417

Silver
Whitehead Biomedical Research 325,000
Candler Library 53,540
Turman Residential Hall 44,000
Yerkes Nueroscience 98,232
Emory Conference Center Addition 87,000
Candler School of Theology 75,047
School of Medicine 176,367
Rollins School of Public Health Addition 195,000
Yerkes IRA 19,266
Oxford Language Hall Addition 7,440
Oxford Library and Academic Commons 29,501

Certified
Math & Science 136,000
Winship Cancer Institute 244,195
Pediatrics 152,000

Pending LEED Certification
Projects completed but not yet certified
HSRB 211,961

Projects Registered
Chemistry Building Addition 71,100
Elenore Raoul Hall 107,922
CSOT Phase 2 67,963
Oxford East Village III 51,364
Alabama Hall 24,000
Oxford Science Building 55,000

Sorority Village (EarthCraft certified) 92,920

Totals
13 Gold 975,598
16 Silver 1,540,417
3 Certified 532,195
1 EarthCraft 92,920


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
726776 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 4-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level (e.g. LEED Certified) 0 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 376313 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 350463 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 3-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a 5-tier rating system for new construction and major renovations used by an Established Green Building Council::
Certified Floor Area
Minimum Level 0 Square Feet
4th Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Mid-Level 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level 0 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level 0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
0 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
0 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
Jan. 1, 2002

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

Effective 2002, Emory adopted the LEED Silver minimum certification level as its standard for all new construction and major renovations.


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

All university capital projects are handled through the Campus Services department, which follows LEED certification criteria guidelines during the design and implementation process. Each capital project is also reviewed by the Committee on the Environment, which may make additional suggestions about improving the sustainability aspects of the project.


The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or green building design and construction guidelines or policies is available:

Emory holds the distinction of having one of the largest inventories by square footage of LEED-certified building space among campuses in America and has been a pioneer in the green building movement in higher education. In 2000, Emory’s Whitehead Biomedical Research Building became the first LEED-certified building in the Southeast, and the Goizueta Business School became the first Gold-certified LEED-EB (LEED for Existing Buildings) in the entire country in 2005. Since 2005 Emory has certified 25 buildings under the LEED program.

See also: http://sustainability.emory.edu/page/1007/green-buildings/green-space

The Yerkes Field Station (Gold) and Oxford College Language Hall and Library (both Silver), all eligible building space within the last 5 years as per STARS credit criteria, were not included here because they fall outside of our STARS reporting boundary.

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