Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.02
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

Furman University
OP-3: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
1.25 / 3.00 Laura Bain
Associate Director of Sustainability Assessment
David E. Shi Center for Sustainability
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space:
188,088 Square Feet

Floor area of eligible building space designed and built in accordance with published green building codes, policies, and/or rating systems:
Floor area
Certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Platinum or Certified Living Building) 0 Square Feet
Certified at the 2nd highest level under a 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Gold) 0 Square Feet
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., BREEAM Very Good) 0 Square Feet
Certified at a step above minimum level under ar 4- or 5-tier, multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Silver) 0 Square Feet
Certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute GBC rating system for design and construction (e.g., LEED BD+C Certified) 0 Square Feet
Certified/verified at any level under a multi-attribute, non-GBC rating system for design and construction, a green building code, or a single-attribute rating system for design and construction 0 Square Feet
Designed and built in accordance with a multi-attribute green building code, policy, guideline, or rating system, but not certified/verified 188,088 Square Feet
Designed and built in accordance with a single-attribute green building code, policy, guideline, or rating system, but not certified/verified 0 Square Feet
Total 188,088 Square Feet

Percentage of newly constructed or renovated building space certified under a green building rating system for design and construction:
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A list of new construction and major renovation projects that indicates the green building code, policy/guideline, or rating system that applies to each building:

Since 2001, Furman has required that all new or significantly renovated buildings meet LEED-Silver standards. The university is now home to eight LEED-certified buildings, including Hipp Hall, the first LEED-certified building in South Carolina (LEED-Gold); Cliffs Cottage, a sustainable showcase home and home to the David E. Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities (LEED-Gold); and the Charles E. Townes Science Center (LEED-Gold). The complete list as follows: Hipp Hall- Gold, Duke Library- Gold, Farmer Hall- Certified, Pac Renovation- Silver, Furman Hall- Certified, Townes Science Center- Gold, Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities- Gold, Younts Center- Certified.

Building renovations in the past 5 years include: Cottage (Greenbelt), Cabin (Greenbelt), Gambrell (Lakeside Housing), Chiles (Lakeside Housing), Haynsworth (Lakeside Housing), Ramsay (Lakeside Housing), Judson (Lakeside Housing), Townes (Lakeside Housing), McBee (Lakeside Housing), Office Conversion (Farmer Hall), Idea Center (Hipp Hall), Upper Lobby (Dining Hall), Lacrosse Locker Room (Timmons Arena) and Weight Room (Timmons Arena).
Per our policy, all of these projects were renovated to LEED Silver standards but not certified.


An inventory of new construction and major renovation projects that indicates the green building code, policy/guideline, or rating system that applies to each building:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s green building design and construction program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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