Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date April 14, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Raritan Valley Community College
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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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) No
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:
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Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
24500 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
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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
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Highest Achievable Level ---

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
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Floor area of building space certified Living under the Living Building Challenge:
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Floor area of building space that is certified at any level under other green building rating systems for new construction and major renovations:
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Floor area of building space that was designed and constructed in accordance with green building policies or guidelines but NOT certified:
24000 Square Feet

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
March 7, 2011

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

RVCC has committed to building only LEED Silver or better. The West Building (2007) was built to LEED Silver standards (though this is not recent enough to be included in the eligible building space). The Student Center (2014) was built to LEED Gold standards and is going through the certification process. The Science Center addition (currently under construction) will be LEED Silver.

The GreenScapes policy for construction projects was adopted as part of RVCC's Memorandum of Understanding with the EPA, and follows EPA guidelines.


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

The Executive Director of Facilities, Brian O'Rourke, is a LEED AP. He oversees the design and construction and ensures compliance with green building guidelines and policies.


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

Eligible building space - constructed or renovated in the past 5 years - is the Student Center (24,000 sq ft) and the University Center (500 sq ft).

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