Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.76
Liaison Richard Johnson
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Rice University
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.16 / 3.00 Richard Johnson
Director of Sustainability
Facilities Engineering and Planning
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
67193 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 0 Square Feet
LEED BD+C Gold or at the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 58127 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 0 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:
86.51

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

During the past five years (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2016), the completed new building projects were the Anderson-Clarke Center for Continuing Studies (LEED-GOLD) and the George R Brown Tennis Center (no certification). Both projects replaced existing facilities.

Rice is a member of the USGBC and strives to construct new buildings and renovate existing buildings as LEED certified buildings. Currently Rice has 11 LEED certified buildings as follows:
Anderson-Clarke Center for Continuing Studies (Gold)
Barbara and David Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center (Silver)
Duncan College (Gold)
McMurtry College (Gold)
Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (Gold)
Rice Children's Campus (Silver)
Wilson House (Silver) (LEED for homes)
Will Rice College Addition (Silver)
BioSciences Research Collaborative (Gold) (for both Core and Shell and for Commercial Interiors)
Brockman Hall for Physics (Gold)
Baker College Addition (Silver)


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:
0 Square Feet

A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
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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) ---
Energy consumption (e.g. policies requiring a minimum level of energy efficiency for buildings and their systems) ---
Building-level energy metering ---
Use of environmentally preferable materials (e.g. guidelines to minimize the life cycle impacts associated with building materials) ---
Indoor environmental quality (i.e. guidelines to protect the health and comfort of building occupants) ---
Water consumption (e.g. requiring minimum standards of efficiency for indoor and outdoor water use) ---
Building-level water metering ---

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 programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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LEED Policy: http://sustainability.rice.edu/sustainability-policies/

new building projects for July 1, 2011-June 30, 2016. This is new construction, not renovations of existing facilities (which were not tracked).

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