Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.64
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date May 2, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Hope College
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.02 / 3.00 Kara Slater
Director Physical Plant
Physical Plant
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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) No

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

The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts at Hope College has earned LEED Silver certification in February 2017. This building is approximately 67,000 square feet.

Although the center is the first at Hope to earn LEED certification, it likely won’t be the only one for long. The college will also seek certification for the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, which is currently under construction and scheduled to open in the fall 2017. This building will be a 42,000-square-foot facility.

In November of 2015, a Hope College approved third-party assessor evaluated many college-owned cottages. The cottage assessment process included the collection of data related to the physical structure, heating system, cooling system, and hot water system in each cottage. From these data, a Home Energy Score was generated for each cottage. The Home Energy Score is a national rating developed by the U.S. Department of Energy. In addition to this score, researchers were provided with data related to square footage, energy usage, water usage, occupancy levels, and year of construction of many cottages.


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
124048 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) 67200 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 0 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 :
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The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
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A brief description of the green building guidelines or policies and/or a list or sample of buildings covered:
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A brief description of how the institution ensures compliance with green building design and construction guidelines and policies:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s certified buildings and/or green building design and construction guidelines or policies is available:

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