Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.98
Liaison Greg Farley
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

George Mason University
OP-2: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.70 / 4.00 Margaret Lo
University Sustainability Director
Sustainability
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New building space that meets "Eligible Buildings Criteria":
1,708,962 Square Feet

New building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but not LEED certified:
1,355,973 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Certified :
179,954 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Silver certified:
0 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Gold certified :
173,035 Square Feet

New building space that is LEED Platinum certified:
0 Square Feet

The website URL where a copy of the institution's guidelines or policies for green building is available :
An electronic copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date(s) the policies or guidelines were adopted:
2007

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

In 2007, George Mason University's (Mason) Board of Visitors pledged that all of Mason new buildings will be designed and built to a minimum of US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)Silver standard. In addition, the state of Virginia in Executive Order 19 (2010) states that all new buildings shall meet the Virginia Energy Conservation and Environmental Standards for energy performance and water conservation. While Mason has its buildings built to LEED Silver standards and the Virginia Energy Conservation and Environmental Standards, Mason has limited budget to complete the LEED certification process for each new building. Therefore, LEED Silver or higher certification is pursued for a limited number of Mason's new buildings.


In 2007, President Merten pledged that all of George Mason (Mason) University new buildings will be designed and built to a minimum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)Silver standard. In addition, the state of Virginia in Executive Order 19 (2010) states that all new buildings shall meet the Virginia Energy Conservation and Environmental Standards for energy performance and water conservation. So while Mason has its buildings built to LEED Silver standards and the Virginia Energy Conservation and Environmental Standards, Mason has limited budget to complete the LEED certification process for each new building. Therefore, LEED Silver or higher certification is pursued for a limited number of Mason's new buildings.

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