Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.30
Liaison Scott Morgan
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Evergreen State College, The
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.08 / 3.00 Sam Alfieri
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
28482 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 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:
0

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

Newly-completed Purce Hall is on track to achieve LEED Gold Certification.


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:
24516 Square Feet

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

Purce Hall was constructed in accordance with LEED Gold guidelines and the College is pursuing certification. "During the construction process 99.8% of demolished materials were recycled or reused to avoid landfills. In the large lecture hall, which also serves as the largest meeting place on Evergreen's campus, seating was expanded, the space's theatrical capabilities were increased, and a large reclaimed wood detail was added on the back wall. Salvaged, decorative wooden screens from the original building were cut and reinstalled into the large lecture hall to create the appealing visual. The use of regional, recyclable, and organic materials was also emphasized to reduce the project's carbon footprint. Finally, it was thoughtfully designed to reduce light pollution at night with increased daylighting and LED lighting controls. The building is currently on track to meet LEED Gold certification." -ZGF, https://www.zgf.com/project/the-evergreen-state-college-purce-lecture-hall/


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:

Washington State law (RCW 39.35D.030) requires that "All major facility projects of public agencies receiving any funding in a state capital budget, or projects financed through a financing contract as defined in RCW 39.94.020, must be designed, constructed, and certified to at least the LEED silver standard." Purce Hall was constructed in accordance with LEED Gold criteria.


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

All college construction contracts go through an external review process to ensure compliance with applicable state law.


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