Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Bert Jacobson
Submission Date Feb. 3, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Kankakee Community College
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Bert Jacobson
Dean, Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
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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:

LEED. KCC has a Board policy that states that all new construction must meet LEED Silver standards or better.


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
22000 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) 22000 Square Feet
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 0 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:
June 11, 2012

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

LEED Construction Standards (June 2012)
The Board conducted a final reading and approved a recommendation to formalize a policy regarding Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver construction. In 2011, the State of Illinois, the Governor’s Office and the ICCB began promoting LEED guidelines and sustainable facilities for all projects whose cost of construction or remodeling would be supported with state appropriations. Building LEED Silver or equivalent honors the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment, of which KCC is a participant.


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

The President's Cabinet ensures that the policies and guidelines are followed.


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

For the URL, I use our latest building as an example--it is the only building built since the policy went into effect--but it is an off campus site.

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