Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.30
Liaison Nicholas Liu-Sontag
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

New York University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.93 / 3.00 Nicholas Liu-Sontag
Manager
Sustainability
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
1,089,428 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 491,985 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 170,000 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:
60.76

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

NYU has committed resources to ensure that every significant construction project NYU undertakes will be LEED certified, targeting Silver certification as a minimum. This commitment is reinforced by the numerous existing LEED certified NYU buildings. A broader description of NYU's approach to green building can be found at the link below.

LEED Platinum
- 133 Macdougal Street
- 58 Washington Square South
- 370 Jay Street

LEED Gold
- 1 Washington Place
- 1307 L Street NW
- 244 Greene Street

LEED Silver
- Stern Concourse
- 22 Washington Square North
- Washington Mews 7, 8, 14a
- 433 First Avenue
- 55 E 10th Street

https://www.nyu.edu/life/sustainability/operations/better-buildings.html


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:
427,443 Square Feet

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
The green building guidelines or policies:
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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) No
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) No
Indoor environmental quality (i.e. guidelines to protect the health and comfort of building occupants) No
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:

Energy consumption - NYU's guidelines cover minimum efficiencies and set a target for energy consumption relative to ENERGY STAR and/or ASHRAE guidelines. NYC's newest Climate Mobilization Act additionally sets carbon limits for the vast majority of NYU's buildings.

Building-level energy metering - All NYU construction is metered at the building-level, at minimum.

Water consumption - NYU's guidelines and commitment to LEED certification ensures that all construction exceeds baseline water consumption (as defined by LEED v4) by 20%. Additionally, NYC Local Law 57 requires all new fixtures to be WaterSense certified.

Building-level water metering - All NYU construction is metered at the building-level, at minimum.


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

All construction plans are reviewed by the Office of Construction Management, the Office of Facilities Management, and the Office of Sustainability for compliance with these guidelines. Energy consumption and water consumption are enforced as they pertain to LEED prerequisites and NYC Law (Climate Mobilization Act & Local Law 57). Building-level energy & water metering are standard practices and required for New Construction in New York City.


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