Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Lisa Mitten
Submission Date March 8, 2018
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STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.26 / 3.00 Lisa Mitten
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Campus Sustainability
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Total floor area of newly constructed or renovated building space (include projects completed within the previous five years) :
182377 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 112788 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 69589 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:
100

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

SUNY New Paltz uses the US Green Building Council's LEED Rating System for new construction and major renovation projects. The following new construction and major renovation projects have been completed in the past 5 years:
Crispell Hall - LEED Gold - 56,394 SF - Completed Summer 2012
LeFevre Hall - LEED Gold - 56,394 SF - Completed Summer 2014
Ridgeview Hall - LEED Silver - 69,589 SF - Completed Summer 2016


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:
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A copy of the green building guidelines or policies :
The green building guidelines or policies:

New construction and major renovation projects are expected to achieve LEED Silver standards.


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) Yes
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) Yes
Indoor environmental quality (i.e. guidelines to protect the health and comfort of building occupants) Yes
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:

On August 26, 2009, Article 4-C of New York State's Public Buildings Law was passed mandating that the construction and substantial renovation of state buildings comply with “green” building standards. The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) is obligated to promulgate rules and regulations establishing the construction requirements and procedures necessary to implement Article 4-C. While the Act took effect immediately, the agency green building construction requirements took effect on August 26, 2010. http://www.ogs.ny.gov/EO/GBCA/Default.asp
The State University Construction Fund (SUCF) manages the majority of non-residential major construction and renovation projects on campus. SUCF Directive I1B issued in December 2013 includes the following LEED requirements:
a) Design and construct the project to comply with the criteria for a Silver rating per the USGBC LEED for Building Design and Construction (BD+C) rating system. At the request of the SUCF a higher rating of Gold or Platinum may be required.
b) Register the project with USGBC, and allow the SUCF and the Campus access.
c) Certification of the project by USGBC may be required and will be decided by the SUCF based on the request of the Campus. http://www.sucf.suny.edu/pdf/dir/1B-7.pdf
The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) manages all major renovation and new construction residence hall projects. DASNY promotes and supports sustainable design approaches and construction practices. Initial programming meetings for every project shall define specific sustainable goals which will be included in all discussions, including those determining budget and scheduling. In addition, as of January 1, 2008, all projects that are new construction, addition, or significant renovation shall include a goal of LEED Silver and shall be fully submitted to the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for a rating review. http://www.dasny.org/About/DASNYProfessionalExpertise/Sustainability/GreenPolicyforConstruction.aspx


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

Since the green building construction requirements took effect on August 26, 2010, all projects led by the SUCF and DASNY that have entered design following that date have registered as LEED projects. All SUCF and DASNY projects are expected to be designed at minimum to LEED Silver standards.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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SUNY New Paltz has several LEED-registered major renovation and new construction projects that are under construction and/or are in the process of becoming certified:
- Wooster Hall
- Science Hall
- Bevier Hall
- Deyo Hall
- Engineering Innovation Hub
All of these projects have a LEED target of Silver or Gold.

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