Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.64
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date April 23, 2015
Executive Letter Download

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State University of New York at Cortland
OP-4: Building Design and Construction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 Matt Brubaker
Energy Manager
Facilites Operation adn Services
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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:

SUNY Cortland has governing policies which require all renovated facilities to be LEED-NC Silver certifiable and all NEW facilities to be LEED-NC silver certified buildings.


Total floor area of eligible building space (design and construction):
657,733 Square Feet
+ Date Revised: June 25, 2015

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
+ Date Revised: June 25, 2015
3rd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Silver) 0 Square Feet
2nd Highest Level (e.g. LEED Gold) 147,000 Square Feet
Highest Achievable Level (e.g. LEED Platinum) 64,665 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:
554,241 Square Feet
+ Date Revised: June 25, 2015

A copy of the guidelines or policies :
The date the guidelines or policies were adopted:
Dec. 28, 2012

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

SUNY Cortland has a sustainable building operations and maintenance program that is governed by Executive Order 88, issued December 28, 2012. This order directs all state agencies, which SUNY Cortland is part of the SUNY agency, to reduce overall energy use intensity by 20% by 2020 when compared to the 2010-2011 baseline year. While the use of a specific Green Building Council rating system is not mandated, SUNY Cortland has adopted a policy of designing to a common standard for ALL renovation projects to be LEED - NC BD+C of LEED Silver and for ALL new construction to be LEED - NC BD+C of LEED Silver or better.


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

Both campus and the State University Construction Fund oversee any construction on the campus and an independent Commissioning Consultant are retained on the larger projects to assure compliance. The Certificate of Occupancy are held if is not in compliance.


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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